While California has nearly a third of all of electric vehicle charging stations in the U.S., Vermont is the best state, based on the number of chargers per 100,000 residents. Oklahoma is among the nation’s top half of states with the best EV charger availabilities.
CoPilot, a software firm recently released figures ranking Oklahoma number 23 for its number of EV chargers per population. The new report stated that there were 1,088 chargers in Oklahoma. Eleven are identified as Level 1 while 413 are Level 2 and 664 are DC Fast Chargers, according to the report.
Nationally, only about 20 percent are fast chargers, which add 100 miles to 200 miles of range per 30 minutes of charging. Level 2 chargers, which make up more than 78 percent of current chargers, only add approximately 25 miles of range per hour of charging, which is considered too slow for longer road travel.
The report ranked Kansas 18 based on the 1,017 chargers for its population. New Mexico was 30 with 457 total chargers while Texas ranked 36 with a total of 5,486 EV chargers. Arkansas is 44 with 453 chargers and Missouri is 17 with 2,200 chargers.