Charged Up

This List Shows The Most & Least EV-Friendly States In America

The electric car market has doubled in the past two years. But not all places are ready to accommodate them.

The driver of the electric car inserts the electrical connector to charge the batteries.

The electric vehicle market share has grown greatly over the past few years. However, despite the rise in the adoption of EVs nationwide, not all cities are built as well for EVs as they are for gas cars — in some places, public EV chargers can be far and few between, unlike gas stations that populate every corner. So, iSeeCars investigated which states are the most EV-friendly and which are best for people looking to make the change from a gas car to an EV.

To find this out, iSeeCars analyzed the current charging infrastructure for EVs to determine which cities and states are better suited to take on the market demand. iSeeCars looked at data for both Level 2 and Level 3 chargers — which require 240-volt and 480-volt electrical sources respectively, and evaluated the Tesla and non-Tesla networks separately. They compared these metrics to using these metrics to rank each state how many residents each EV charging station must potentially serve per state.

“Many drivers are on the verge of making their first EV purchase,” said Karl Brauer, Executive Analyst at iSeeCars. “Consumers looking to switch from gasoline to electric power should consider their local charging equipment options to understand how many potential electric vehicle owners they may be competing with, both today and in the near future.”

But which states will work best if you want to change to an electric vehicle? Here’s what iSeeCars found out:

States that are the most EV-friendly

  1. Vermont
  2. California
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Colorado
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Maryland
  7. Hawaii
  8. Maine
  9. Oregon
  10. Washington

States that are the least EV-friendly

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Kentucky
  4. Alaska
  5. Indiana
  6. Alabama
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Idaho
  9. Arkansas
  10. South Carolina

To look over the full report, check out iSeeCars.