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Here are the 10 Worst States for EVs

The stats don't lie: These states are the least EV-friendly in the US. Some of them will surprise you.

Jake Hertz

February 20, 2023

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Today, the country is ramping up to build the infrastructure and facilities necessary to support the proliferation of EVs. Despite the widespread effort—from federal, state, community, and corporate actors—progress doesn't procede at the same pace everywhere: Certain states are leading the race—and others are lagging behind the rest of the country.

Researchers at Digital Third Coast ranked each state's EV-friendliness by cataloging the following for each:

  • Number of registered EVs per capita.

  • The ratio of public electric vehicle chargers to registered electric vehicles.

  • Number of state tax incentives for personal electric vehicle owners.

  • Gas prices (as of August 2022).

  • Electricity prices (as of 2020).

Thanks to this information (first shared by trade journal The Fabricator and used here with permission), we now know which states are the best, and which are the worst for EVs. We’ve already covered the 10 best states: In this piece, we’ll cover the 10 worst states for EVs in the US, counting down from just-disappointing to worst. You may be surprised at some of the states on the list: Read on to learn about the ten worst states for EVs.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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