Leading U.S. states for electric car charging stations/outlets 2018

California is the state with the most electric vehicle charging stations and charging outlets in the United States, with Texas and Florida ranked second and third, respectively. In 2018, the Golden State had more than six times as many charging outlets as Texas. Across the United States, the overall number of public charging outlets for electric vehicles exceeded 57,000 in 2018.

California’s electric vehicle revolution

It comes as no surprise that California has the most charging facilities for electric cars when taking into account the fact that more than 150,000 electric vehicles were sold in the state in 2018 – New York was the next ranked state with around 15,750 sales. Plug-in electric vehicles accounted for less than one percent of vehicle sales in Texas in 2018, whereas California's share of plug-in electric vehicle sales came to about eight percent in the same year.

Battery size matters

Fast-charging public stations are being built across the United States, but not all battery electric vehicles are alike; the method and speed of charge vary depending on specifications related to the battery's chemistry and the type of charger. The ChargePoint network provides the most electric vehicle charging outlets in the United States.

Leading U.S. states for private and public electric vehicle charging stations and charging outlets as of November 20, 2018*

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Release date

November 2018


United States

Survey time period

as of November 20, 2018

Supplementary notes

* Excludes residential electric charging infrastructure according to the source.

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