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Vermont is the ninth most accessible state in America to charge an electric car

Vermont is the ninth most accessible state in America to charge an electric car

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is in ninth place with a ratio of 7.21 electric cars to a single station. There are 2,230 electric cars registered in the state of Vermont, along with 313 electric charging stations. Financial comparison site Forbes Advisor analyzed data from the US Department of Energy as well as all 50 states to determine how many electric charging stations there are in each state, per registered electric vehicle in that state. However, some states rank highly, in part due to the fact that there are very few true EVs. For example, North Dakota ranks first but has only 220 EVs registered and Wyoming ranks second with only 330. Meanwhile, Arizona ranks second despite having 28,770 EVs.

  • North Dakota is the most accessible state to charge an electric car with the best ratio of registered electric vehicles to charging stations in the state
  • Vermont is the ninth most accessible state in America to charge an electric car with a ratio of 7.21 electric cars to a single charging station
  • The state of New Jersey, Arizona and Washington are the least accessible states in America to charge your electric car

The survey found that North Dakota is the most accessible place to charge an electric car with the best ratio of registered electric vehicles in the state to electric charging stations, with 3.18 electric cars at a single charging station. This is the result of 69 charging stations in the state and 220 registered electric vehicles in North Dakota.

Meanwhile, Wyoming has the second best electric vehicle to charging station ratio with 5.40 electric cars at a single charging station, making Wyoming the second most accessible state to charge an electric car. This is due to 61 electric charging stations and 330 registered electric vehicles in the state.

The third most accessible state to charge an electric vehicle is Rhode Island, which has 6.24 electric cars for a single charging station — the third-best ratio of any state. The state has 253 charging stations, but with 1,580 registered vehicles in the state of Rhode Island, it ranks third.

Maine is the fourth most accessible state in America to charge an electric vehicle. The state has 303 charging stations and 1,920 registered electric vehicles, meaning Maine has the fourth best ratio of 6.33 electric cars to a single charging station.

In fifth place is West Virginia with a ratio of 6.38 electric cars to a single charging station, while South Dakota is the sixth most accessible state in America for charging an electric vehicle with the sixth best ratio of 6.83 registered electric cars to a single charging station due to 410 electric vehicles registered in the state and 60 charging stations.

Missouri has the seventh best ratio of any state with 6.84 electric cars to a single charging station. This is the result of 6,740 registered electric vehicles in Missouri and 985 available charging stations – all of which contribute to Missouri’s status as the seventh most accessible state for electric vehicle charging.

The eighth best state for charging an electric car is Kansas. Kansas has the eighth best ratio of 6.90 electric cars to a single station with a total of 3,130 electric cars registered in the state and 454 charging stations. Vermont is in ninth place with a ratio of 7.21 electric cars to a single station. There are 2,230 electric cars registered in the state of Vermont, along with 313 electric charging stations.

The most accessible state in America to drive an electric car

rank

Number of registered electric cars to one charging station

North Dakota

1

3.18

Wyoming

2

5.40

Rhode Island

3

6.24

Maine

4

6.33

West Virginia

5

6.38

south dakota

6

6.83

Missouri

7

6.84

Kansas

8

6.90

Vermont

9

7.21

Mississippi

10

8.04

The least accessible state in America to drive an electric vehicle is New Jersey. New Jersey has the worst ratio of registered electric vehicles to a single charging station with 46.16 electric vehicles to a single station. This is due to 659 charging stations in New Jersey and a total of 30,420 registered electric cars in the state.

Arizona is the second least accessible state in America for electric car owners to charge their vehicles with the second worst ratio of 32.69 electric vehicles to a single charging station. Arizona has 28,770 registered electric vehicles with a total of 880 charging stations statewide, leading to a low ranking on the list.

Washington state has the third worst electric car to charging station ratio with 32.13 electric cars to a single charging station. The state has 50,520 registered electric vehicles and 1,572 public charging stations.

California is the fourth least accessible state for electric car charging with a ratio of 31.20 electric cars to a single charging station. When torn down, California will have 13,628 charging stations in the state and 425,300 registered electric cars. Hawaii is the fifth least accessible US state for electric car charging, with a ratio of 29.97 electric cars to a charging station due to 10,670 registered electric cars and 356 charging stations.

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson for Forbes Advisor said: “The electric car industry is growing at a rapid pace for a variety of reasons, including rising gas prices, and electric vehicles are a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. However, these findings provide a fascinating insight into the inequality between states when it comes to accessibility for drivers of electric vehicles.”

The least accessible states in America to drive an electric car

Stands

rank

Number of registered electric cars to one charging station

New Jersey

1

46.16

Arizona

2

32.69

Washington

3

32.13

California

4

31.20

Hawaii

5

29.97

Illinois

6

27.02

Oregon

7

25.30

Florida

8

23.92

Texas

9

23.88

Nevada

10

23.43

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Stands

Number of cars per charging station

North Dakota

3.18

Wyoming

5.40

Rhode Island

6.24

Maine

6.33

West Virginia

6.38

south dakota

6.83

Missouri

6.84

Kansas

6.89

Vermont

7.12

Mississippi

8.04

Arkansas

8.20

Iowa

8.59

District of Columbia

9.36

Massachusetts

9.87

Nebraska

9.94

New York

11.72

Oklahoma

11.88

Montana

12.05

Kentucky

12.10

south carolina

12.33

Tennessee

12.90

Utah

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Michigan

13.37

Louisiana

13.82

Alabama

14.59

New Mexico

14.80

Ohio

14.82

Delaware

15.35

Pennsylvania

15.73

Maryland

15.81

Georgia

16.00 hours

North Carolina

16.04

Colorado

16.23

Wisconsin

16.60

New Hampshire

17.69

Alaska

18.43

Virginia

19.51

Connecticut

19.52

Minnesota

20.39

Idaho

22.11

Indiana

22.40

Nevada

23.43

Texas

23.88

Florida

23.92

Oregon

25.30

Illinois

27.02

Hawaii

29.97

California

31.20

Washington

32.13

Arizona

32.69

New Jersey

46.16

5.11.2022. Forbes Advisor forbesadvisor.com