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Best and Worst States to Own Electric Cars

We need more plug-in sites!

A disaster reminder to everyone looking to buy an electric vehicle. From a disaster perspective, I recommend having at least one hybrid vehicle in the family so that in a huge electrical outage — think Texas winter storms and now New Orleans post-Hurricane Ida — you maintain mobility.

See the information that was shared with me below. I suggest this is an interdependency issue. You have to have the charging stations to match up with a huge surge in electric cars. I'm not sure we are that smart.

"I loved your article How Biden Plans to Build 500 EV Charging Stations, thanks for writing it!

"I thought you might like this: Which states are the most friendly for owning an EV? Bumper has ranked all 50 states for EV friendliness using 10 ranking factors. This comes as Biden's Infrastructure Plan aims to get EVs to 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030, and when the number of charging stations needs to 10x to meet that."

Richard Gargan shared the information above and the link below that reflects current stats: Best and Worst States to Own EV Cars






























































Rank

State

EV Friendly Score (lower is better)

41

Michigan

31.9 

42

Minnesota

31.9 

43

Arkansas 

33.2

44

Louisiana

33.9

45

Kentucky

33.9

46

South Dakota 

34.4

47

Mississippi

34.9

48

South Carolina 

35.7

49

Alabama

36.0

50

Alaska

40.3
Bumper, the leading vehicle history reports company, ranked each state by five financial factors and five EV infrastructure factors. If you write about this could you link to our data report please? You can also unsubscribe if this kind of data isn't of interest.

EV Financial Factors by State

  • Number of EV rebates and tax incentives
  • Recharge cost
  • Average price of gas
  • Mean travel time to work
  • Cost of an EV versus cost of a gas-powered vehicle

EV Infrastructure Factors by State

  • Number of new charging stations since 2017
  • Number of charging stations per 100,000 population
  • Number of EVSE ports per 100 charging stations
  • Number of EVSE ports per 100 EV vehicle registrations
  • EV registrations as a percentage of all motor vehicles in the state
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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