It’s no secret that some states are better equipped to handle EVs than others. However, as electric cars are more and more popular, more public electric vehicle charging stations are emerging daily. These are some of the fastest growing states for electric vehicle chargers. The states with the most tier 3 fast chargers are also listed, which includes the Tesla Supercharger Network.
Top 10 states with fastest growing electric vehicle charger
iSeeCars’ The most recent study examined which cities and states led the way with the fastest growth in electric vehicle chargers. More chargers are crucial for the exponential growth that electric vehicles are expected to have in the coming years. iSeeCars says the number is expected to rise from 6% to 30% of all new vehicle sales, a 500% increase.
There are currently 150,000 EV charging stations in the US, most of which are tier 2 chargers. They add about 10 or 20 mines in an hour of charging. Level 3 fast chargers can add 10 to 20 miles per minute, giving you a full charge in an hour or less. Twenty-eight thousand current chargers are Tier 3 and 17,000 belong to the Tesla Supercharger Network.
Below are the top 10 states with the fastest growing electric vehicle chargers, with North Dakota leading the way with a 94.5% improvement. In 2017, there were 83,882 residents for each loader, now there are 4,611.
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This is followed by Massachusetts and Oklahoma, which also saw record growth. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Fresno-Visalia, California were some of the fastest growing metro areas for electric vehicle charging stations.
Best states for tier 3 electric vehicle fast chargers
Cutting it down even further, below are the top 10 states with the fastest growing electric vehicle chargers for fast chargers specifically. This is important for drivers, as Level 3 chargers can fully charge the battery in less than an hour (for the most part).
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Oklahoma also greatly improved fast loader growth, with a 93.8% improvement. In 2017, there were 103,456 residents per fast charger; in 2022, this is down from 6,452 residents. West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce, Florida saw a 99% improvement in Tier 3 loaders between 2017 and 2022. San Antonio, Texas saw a 98.8% growth over the same period.
White House Wants Affordable, Reliable, Convenient EV Charging
After The White House announced that it would accelerate the construction of electric vehicle charging networks, things accelerated. Tesla recently opened its US Supercharger and Destination Charger network to non-Tesla EVs. This will add 7,500 shippers by the end of 2024.
Hertz and bp announced that the companies would build fast-charging infrastructure to accelerate EV adoption. Pilot Company, General Motors and EVgo are adding 350kW chargers at Pilot and Flying J travel centers. And most recently, 7-Eleven has a new charging app called 7Charge that makes it easy to charge up and get back on the road.
If your state doesn’t already have the fastest growing EV chargers, 2023 could change things. New EV charging stations are popping up across the country daily, which is expected to increase exponentially.