Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:46

The Best U.S. Cities to Own an EV, According to Research

Written by Steven Loveday, Inside EVs

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Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, and that means some cities are racing to become more EV-friendly. 

AutoInsuranceQuote.com has put together an extensive EV study to help determine which cities are the best---and worst---to own an electric car. 


Aside from ranking U.S. cities related to the benefits of EV ownership, the study also provides opinions and experiences from current electric car owners, a long list of frequently asked questions and much more.


There's also a detailed description of the 10 best cities explaining precisely why they're the best. Finally, the site ranks a total of 50 cities from best to worst when it comes to EV ownership.


The cities are ranked based on three specific metrics: charging stations per capita, local government EV incentives and cost of electricity.


California is the only state with multiple cities on the list, which comes as no surprise. The study also notes the Midwest is the only region that doesn't have a city in the top 10.


The 10 best cities offer an average of 27 government incentives, and charging stations per capita range from 25 to 110.


We should also probably mention a few of the worst cities to own an electric car, though you can visit the study to see the whole list and all of the details. At the No. 50 spot is Milwaukee, preceded by Jacksonville, FL, at 49, Detroit at 48, Houston at 47, and Cleveland at 46.


The study includes a wealth of other information worth checking out.


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