Portland, Dallas Named Top EV Infrastructure Cities
The cities have 11.1 and 10.6 public EV charging locations per 100,000 residents respectively, according to the companies. The remaining cities in the top ten, in order, are Nashville, Tenn.; the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Orlando, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Tucson, Ariz.; Honolulu and the Washington, D.C., area.
The data is drawn from user data compiled by Xatori’s PlugShare and GreenCharge mobile applications. Information from the applications has been used to calculate other EV driver behavior.
According to the data, average users drive 1,050 miles and spend about $30 on charging per month. Drivers save about $75 in fuel costs and 360 lbs of CO2 emissions per month, Xatori said – although it didn’t say in comparison to what.
Additional information from PlugShare shows that the majority of charging is taking place at home from 220/240 volt outlets, according to GreenTechMedia. The web site says that 60 percent of EV users never charge at work, compared to just 3 percent who never charge at home.
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