If you have considered buying an electric vehicle, but are leery about whether there will be places to charge your vehicle as you travel, take a look at this country-wide charging station map provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. California has over 500, and Washington state, Texas, and Florida each have 200-300 stations to charge back up. Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Maryland, and Washington D.C. each have 100-200 stations, and many other states are building their grid of stations as well.
Looking at the map, you can click on your particular state and see exact locations and addresses of the stations in your area. You can even search a map route from your location to navigate your way to the nearest electric or other alternative fuel station, and can even specify your level of charge needed.
Even in the relatively small city of Reno, NV there are three stations; two are at the NV Energy locations in town, and the third is at Einstein Bagels at 5050 Kietzke Lane. (which also subsequently gets great reviews on Yelp!). Walgreens is also a prominent charging location in many other states.
The distance you travel per day, or even when taking trips, should not be prohibitive of driving an EV in a majority of the listed states. Depending on your vehicle of choice, from the tiny Fortwo to the larger Volt, your nightly charge will likely be enough and these handy resources will help you quickly locate a station if you need a quick recharge in between.
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