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The number of charging stations for plug-in vehicles has increased sharply in the last two years from less than a thousand nationwide in 2011 to over 18 thousand by June of 2013. This includes public and private charging stations, but does not include residential chargers. California has by far the most chargers of any state, accounting for just over a quarter of all the chargers nationwide. Charger installations have risen in nearly all states, but a dozen states, shown in the graph below, account for a majority of all installations.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by State, 2010-2013
Graph showing the number of EV charging stations by state from 2010 to 2013. See table below for more detailed information.

Note: Electric vehicle charging stations are counted once for each outlet available.

Supporting Information

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations by State, 2010-2013
State 2010 2011 2012 2013
Arizona 6 4 43 799
California 413 433 1,718 4,672
Washington 4 35 674 1,247
Oregon 23 38 415 895
Illinois 7 20 245 504
Michigan 0 19 480 710
Texas 6 31 570 1,552
Florida 5 8 475 949
Tennessee 2 1 195 819
North Carolina 3 6 211 509
New York 2 10 367 599
Massachusetts 3 3 163 507
All Other 32 79 1,641 4,383
Total 506 687 7,197 18,145
Sources: 2010 – 2012: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book: Editions 31, 30, and 29. Data as of February each year.
2013: U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuel Data Center, Total Alternative Fuel Station Counts. Data last updated June 30, 2013; website accessed July 23, 2013.

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