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

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

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 3:05am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont ranks ninth 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 establish how many electric charging stations there are in each state, per registered electric vehicles in said state. However, some states rank high in part because of sporting few actual EVs. For instance, North Dakota ranks first, but has only 220 registered EVs and Wyoming is second with only 330. Meanwhile, Arizona is second worst 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 and charging stations within 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
  • New Jersey, Arizona, and Washington state rank as the least accessible states in America to charge your electric car 

The study 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 at 3.18 electric cars to one charging station. This comes as a result of 69 total charging stations in the state and 220 registered electric vehicles in North Dakota.   

Meanwhile, Wyoming has the second-best ratio of electric vehicles to charging stations with 5.40 electric cars to 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 to 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, Rhode Island takes third place.  

Maine ranks as 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.

Taking the fifth spot 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 to charge an electric vehicle with the sixth best ratio of 6.83 registered electric cars to a single charging station as a result of 410 electric vehicles registered in the state and 60 charging points.  

Missouri has the seventh best ratio of any state with 6.84 electric cars to a single charging station. This comes as a result of 6,740 registered electric vehicles across Missouri and 985 charging stations available - all of which contributes to Missouri's status as the seventh most accessible state for electric vehicle charging.

The eighth best state to charge 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 ranks ninth 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 a single 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

6.90 

Vermont 

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 across 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 880 total charging stations across the state, leading to its low ranking on the list.  

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

California is the fourth least accessible state for charging an electric car with a ratio of 31.20 electric cars to a single charging station. When broken down, California has 13,628 charging stations across the state as well as 425,300 registered electric cars. Hawaii is the fifth least accessible American state for charging an electric car, having a ratio of 29.97 electric cars to a charging station as a result of 10,670 registered electric cars and 356 charging points. 

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from Forbes Advisor said: “The electric car industry is growing at a rapid pace for numerous reasons, including rising gas prices, as well as electric vehicles being an eco-friendlier mode of transport. However, these findings offer a fascinating insight into the disparity between states when it comes to accessibility for drivers of electric vehicles.” 

The least accessible states in America to drive an electric car 

State 

Rank 

Number of registered electric cars to a single charging station 

New Jersey

46.16

Arizona

32.69

Washington

32.13

California

31.20

Hawaii

29.97

Illinois

27.02

Oregon

25.30

Florida

23.92

Texas

23.88

Nevada

10 

23.43

The study was conducted by Forbes Advisor, whose editorial team boasts decades of experience in the personal finance space. It is passionate about helping consumers make the financial decisions and choose the financial products that are right for their life and goals. 

The team brings rich industry knowledge to Advisor’s coverage of consumer credit, debt, banking, investing, insurance, loans, real estate and travel. Its priority is ensuring its coverage, reviews and advice is backed by research, deep expertise and strict methodologies. 

State

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

13.30

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

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.