More than half (52%) of electric cars in the U.S. can be found in 5 cities

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Can you guess which?

Not too surprisingly, the distribution of plug-in vehicles across the United States is not even. They tend to cluster in certain regions and cities, which is not surprising because population is not evenly distributed either; but even taking that into account, certain places are definitely more EV-friendly than others. According to the latest data from R.L. Polk, 52% of the electric vehicles in the country can be found in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

That's alphabetical order, though. If you look at sales, the order changes to: San Francisco first with 19.5%, Los Angeles second with 15.4%, Seattle third at 8%, then New York City with 4.6% and Atlanta with 4.4%.

San Francisco is definitely punching above its weight in this list, though that's not too surprising considering the city is very eco-friendly and tech-friendly.

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Via R.L. Polk, WIRED

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