In 2021, EV sales across the globe doubled compared to the previous year, reaching 6.6 million worldwide. Drivers are drawn to electric vehicles (EV) for different reasons. Some want to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, while others want to spend less on gas over the long-term. For more on the reasons people are choosing (or not choosing) EVs and hybrids, check out recent report.
While anyone can benefit from driving a plug-in car, The Zebra decided to take a look at the U.S. cities where you’ll get the most bang for your buck without sacrificing convenience. We analyzed the country’s 50 most populous cities to find the best places to own an electric vehicle, based on the following factors:
- Number of electric vehicle charging stations: The more charging stations, the better, in order to easily power your EV.
- Cost of gas: Drivers in cities with higher gas prices will financially benefit more from an EV.
- Cost of electricity (by state): Lower electricity costs mean lower maintenance expenses when charging your vehicle.
Check out our top 10 list to see how your city fares when it comes to electric vehicle ownership.