New Study – NJ is the 6th Best State to Own an Electric Vehicle

New Study - NJ is the 6th Best State to Own an Electric Vehicle

In November, the country saw the passage of a revolutionary infrastructure law that made a $7.5 billion investment in electric vehicle chargers.

This law supports a nationwide network of chargers across the country.

Boy, they really want you to switch to electric!

With the push for electric cars in this country, it’s no surprise that New Jersey would be first on the bandwagon.

I’ve expressed my views extensively on why this push is premature and even counterproductive, but here we are — with more electric vehicles on the road than just about any other state.

But at least the state makes it easier for those who want to own one.

In reality, Bumper decided to research which states are the most EV-friendly.

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The company’s study ranks states on 11 metrics related to both EV infrastructure and incentives.

And we already know that NJ is leading the way when it comes to incentives.

Other factors in the study included the cost to charge an EV, the number of public charging stations, and the current retail price of new EVs.

They came up with a pretty interesting ranking of which states are the best to own an EV.

Maryland is generally the best state to own an electric vehicle; South Carolina is the worst.

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And here’s what it looks like, with a comparison to illustrate: Maryland is the #1 EV-friendly state in the United States.

The average transaction price of a new electric car there is 77% of Maryland’s average annual household income.

On the other hand, in Mississippi, the worst state for EV ownership, a new EV will repay its residents 144.1% of Mississippi’s average annual household income. ouch.

In NJ, the 6th most EV-friendly state, a new electric vehicle makes up 78.6 percent of the state’s average annual household income.

Here’s the rest of the top ten and bottom five in the rankings.

The best states are:

  1. Maryland
  2. New York
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Vermont
  6. New Jersey
  7. California
  8. Virginia
  9. Utah
  10. Rhode Island

The worst states are:

  1. south carolina
  2. Tennessee
  3. Kentucky
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Alabama

For more information on this and the full study, Click here.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outside and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of our listeners’ suggestions, I’ve got some hiking etiquette tips from the American Hiking Association.

If you are going downhill and encounter an uphill hiker, step aside and give the uphill hiker space. An uphill hiker has right of way unless he stops to catch his breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side trails unless marked as an official trail, stay clear of them. Going off the trail can cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

Also, you don’t want to disturb the animals you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue walking.

Cyclists have to give in to walkers and horses. Hikers also have to give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on the trails in New Jersey.

If you are considering taking your dog on your walk, keep them on a leash and make sure to clean up all pet feces.

Finally, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions for the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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