December 23, 2014

CT ranks 11th in electric vehicle adoption

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
An overhead charging station from Control Module Industries of Enfield powers an electric car.

Connecticut has 1.2 electric vehicles out of every 1,000 vehicles registered, ranking the state 11th in the nation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Connecticut has made a significant push to be a national leader in electric vehicle adoption, funding a $200,000 grant program to install publicly available charging stations and courting automakers to put vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf for sale in the state.

California ranks the highest with 5.5 EVs registered for every 1,000. Hawaii (4.2) is second. The rest of the top 10 are Washington state (3.4), Oregon (2.9), Georgia (2.5), Maryland (2.1), Vermont (1.8), Michigan (1.7), Virginia (1.6), and Colorado (1.3).

In 11th place, Connecticut just beat out New Jersey (1.2), Arizona (1.1), Illinois (1.1), Massachusetts (1.0), and Minnesota (1.0).

The bottom five states for electric vehicle adoption are Mississippi (0.2), South Dakota (0.2), North Dakota (0.2), Wyoming (0.2), and Louisiana (0.2).

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