But U.S. West Coast Remains Strongest Market for EV Chargers
The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) leads the U.S. among electric vehicle-friendly areas, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu, says networked charger supplier ChargePoint, which released a new top-ten list this morning.
Equating for population differences, ChargePoint scored the cities based on the number of EVs on the road and the number of charging stations available on the ChargePoint network as of December 31, 2014. The regions are core-based statistical areas as defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce Census.
“Although the West Coast continues to lead the nation in EV friendliness, the fact that cities like Atlanta and Denver broke into the top 10 demonstrates that this is not regional trend, but that our nation is quickly transitioning from gas powered cars to EVs.” ChargePoint CEO Pasquale in a release.
‘Easier than Ever’
“In cities across the country, it’s becoming easier than ever to drive an EV,” Romano said – “good news for our industry and for our environment.”
Los Angeles leads the nation in terms of registered electric vehicles (nearly 57,000), but the San Francisco Bay Area takes top billing after accounting for population differences (more than 48,000 EVs).
ChargePoint’s Top 10 EV-Friendly Metropolitan Areas:
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Austin, Texas
- Atlanta, Ga.
- Portland, Ore.
Austin fell to the number-six ranking after having held the number-four spot on the 2013 list, ChargePoint says, while EV infrastructure growth and registrations propelled Atlanta and Denver into the top 10, bumping Washington, D.C. and Boston from the top ten tally (last year’s list).
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