The Best Cities For Electric Cars


In the year 2017, electric vehicle ownership has become a very real possibility. What was once viewed by many as only a pipe dream of the environmentally conscious is now quickly becoming one of the more popular methods of alternative transportation. With growing environmental concerns as well as the all of the economic issues associated with using traditional fossil fuels, it is easy to see why.

As one of the wealthiest nations on Earth, there isn’t much excuse for the United States to not get involved. The good news is that electric vehicle ownership in the USA is higher than it has ever been, with a 32% compound annual growth rate over the last four years.

With all of that being said, some cities are still undeniably better than others when it comes to ease of use for electric vehicle owners. For the most part large urban centers, having an abundance of wealth and a lot of people who make short commutes, are still the best place to own one of these cars. Listed below are three of the best cities in the US for electric car owners according to

San Jose

San Jose is officially considered the best city in the United States to own an electric car in the year 2017. This was determined by a number of variables, including charging infrastructure and financial incentive for prospective car owners.

All in all, there are just under 1000 functioning charging stations within the city, which is very high considering the number of people within the city that own one of these vehicles. Obviously, the city’s proximity to Silicon Valley is the number one reason for the extreme friendliness to EV owners.

New York City

As one of the first cities in America to readily embrace electric vehicles, New York City still stands out as one of the best places for EV owners to live and commute. Although now only considered the tenth best American city for electric vehicles, New York still has more resources available to EV owners than most other places.


Situated firmly within the middle of the top ten best American cities for EV owners, Seattle comes in at number six. Owners in Seattle get to enjoy the cheapest energy in the nation, all while being able to appreciate life in one the West Coast’s finest cities.