We found a recent press release from the ethanol industry to be rather amusing, so we thought why not pass it on to you.

This Is The Least Charger Dense Area of the Map...But It Still Confirms Public Chargers in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.

This Is The Least Charger Dense Area of the Map...But It Still Confirms Public Chargers in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.

In the press release we find that the ethanol industry brags that 9 states now offer E15 (that controversial fuel that consists of 85% gas and %15 ethanol.)

9 states.  Is that brag-worthy?  Nope...but here's the list:

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • North Dakota

So, the Midwest mainly, plus North Carolina is where all the E15 is in the nation.

Why'd we find the press release to be amusing?  Well, touting 9 states seems rather ridiculous to us.  The press release could've read: 41 states still don't have E15 stations.

There's one more reason that we chuckled upon reading the release though and it has to do with public chargers.

No matter how you shake it or try to twist it, all 50 US states have at least one public charging station.

So, the headlines could either read "All 50 US States Have Public Charging Stations" or "0 US States Still Don't Have Public Charging Stations."  You won't see those headlines though, as there's no way to twist them to make the infrastructure look insufficient when all states are included.

The current US tally of public charging stations stands at nearly 6,600.

As for hydrogen, only 10 "fueling" stations in 2 states exist in the US.

The plug has 'em all beat.

It's a Barren Wasteland of Nothing For Hydrogen - Only 10 Stations in the US

It's a Barren Wasteland of Nothing For Hydrogen - Only 10 Stations in the US