We are in the middle of one of the biggest revolutions in motoring, with electric vehicles rapidly gaining significant ground. And for good reason too. Sustainability and cost-effectiveness in the long run are just two of the perks that make them the best bet for car owners. However, not all metro areas are created equal, with some of them being more geared towards EV adoption than others.
Phoenix stands out as the 7th best metropolitan area in which to own an electric car.
In order to identify the best-equipped metro areas for EVs, the researchers at StorageCafe compared the US’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. The analysis was based on 14 key metrics, including the number of registered electric vehicles, EV infrastructure, the cost of an eGallon, and others listed in the report.
Here are a few key findings about the Phoenix metropolitan area:
- Phoenix ranks 7th in the US for its number of electric cars (over 42,000 vehicles). Such an impressive number of EVs also needs the proper infrastructure, and Phoenix is prepared. There are over 570 public EV charging stations in Phoenix.
- Phoenix metro area is also the 14th most EV-friendly place for renters – about 5.6% of units in apartment buildings (17,900+ units) provide their residents with access to EV charging stations.
- Phoenix Metro is the best equipped nationally in terms of HOV lane access, as the metro dedicates 17.5% of all its freeway lanes, a total of about 390 lane miles, exclusively to EV usage.
You can find the full report together with expert commentary on the future of electric vehicles here.
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