• Electric vehicle charging stations in Ireland; source: Google

    The spread of electric cars and public charging stations for them across the United States will be uneven for many years to come. Many analysts and advocates believe that California residents will buy as many plug-in cars as are sold in the next five states combined. With the exception of Texas and Detroit, the early rollout areas--those whose residents and policies are likely to be most supportive of plugging in to drive--are largely coastal. As well as California, both Oregon and Washington are likely to have high adoption rates. In the east, Washington, D.C., New York, and the states of...

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