52% of the Electric Vehicles Currently Registered in the US Can be Found in These 5 Cities


No surprises here.  Okay, maybe there’s one unexpected city on the list.

New York Makes the Top 5 List

New York Makes the Top 5 List

According to data provided to Ward’s Auto by Anthony Pratt, director of forecasting-Americas at industry analyst firm R.L. Polk, 52% of today’s registered plug-in vehicles can be found in these five cities:  San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Atlanta.

As Pratt explains:

“Why? Because there’s greater availability of products in these areas and better infrastructure.”

The only listed city that jumps out is Atlanta, though it probably shouldn’t since even Nissan says Atlanta is a hot bed for plug-in vehicles.

Maybe New York is the unexpected city?  Nope…New York loves plug-ins, too.

Looks like the Top 5 list is as predictable as they come.

Source: Ward’s Auto

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I live in Virginia the sale of Tesla is ban. Why Tesla not offer a gun or assault rifle with the purchase of a Tesla and it will be approved by tomorrow.

When they say “cities”, does that include the surrounding suburbs? San Francisco has a lower population and is much more dense than San Jose. It’s hard for me to believe that San Francisco beat out San Jose when San Jose has more people, cars, commuters, etc.

These studies usually mean the San Francisco Metropolitan area which would include San Jose.

Yes, the terms “San Francisco” typically encompasses the SF Bay Area in similar contexts. Most of the plugin vehicles are located in Santa Clara county, where ironically, the 49ers are now building their new stadium too.