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5 Best and Worst States to Charge Your Electric Car

5 Best and Worst States to Charge Your Electric Car

Electric vehicle sales in America are growing so fast that the available charging stations to support the emerging sector are lacking in some states.

Despite supply chain and inventory issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly Blue Book (KBB) estimated that battery electric vehicle sales hit an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2021 with 147,779 vehicles sold, up 71% from the previous year.

According to an forecast by AutoPacificElectric vehicle sales will reach 670,000 units by 2022, a 37% increase over units sold in 2021.

Aware of the growth and lack of infrastructure, President Joe Biden announced a five-year, $5 billion plan to help states develop a network of charging stations along designated corridors.

Hopefully the first state to receive government aid will be lousiana – as it is the most difficult state to charge an electric vehicle, with only 30.49 charging stations per million with a population of 4.6 million and a total of 141 charging stations, according to a recent Forbes report

The report ranked the best and worst places in the US to charge an electric vehicle.

1. Louisiana

2. Mississippi

  • Population: 2.9 million
  • Charging stations: 97
  • Stations per million: 32.88

3. Alabama

  • Population: 5 million
  • Charging stations: 198
  • Stations per million: 39.29

4. Indiana

  • Population: 6.7 million
  • Charging stations: 307
  • Stations per million: 45.84

5. Kentucky

  • Population: 4.46 million
  • Charging stations: 216
  • Stations per million: 48.57

1. Vermont

  • Population: 645.570
  • Charging stations: 313
  • Stations per million: 484.84

2. Washington, DC

  • Population: 670.050
  • Charging stations: 252
  • Stations per million: 376.09

3. California

  • Population: 39 million
  • Charging stations: 13,628
  • Stations per million: 347.32

4. Massachusetts

  • Population: 6.9 million
  • Charging stations: 2.128
  • Stations per million: 304.66

5. Colorado

  • Population: 5.79 million
  • Charging stations: 1,514
  • Stations per million: 252.85