Special Report

25 Best Cities in the US to Own an Electric Car

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5. Salt Lake City, Utah
> Overall score (0-100): 69.35
> Charging stations: 97.1 per 100K — #5 out of 200 cities (total: 192)
> Average monthly electricity cost (MSA): $133.74 — #169 out of 200 cities
> Population in 2019: 197,756

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4. Fort Collins, Colorado
> Overall score (0-100): 71.36
> Charging stations: 33.8 per 100K — #35 out of 200 cities (total: 56)
> Average monthly electricity cost (MSA): $103.99 — #199 out of 200 cities
> Population in 2019: 165,609

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3. Sacramento, California
> Overall score (0-100): 71.45
> Charging stations: 53.9 per 100K — #14 out of 200 cities (total: 270)
> Average monthly electricity cost (MSA): $171.58 — #85 out of 200 cities
> Population in 2019: 500,930

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2. Riverside, California
> Overall score (0-100): 71.52
> Charging stations: 30.3 per 100K — #42 out of 200 cities (total: 99)
> Average monthly electricity cost (MSA): $142.30 — tied for #143 out of 200 cities
> Population in 2019: 326,414

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1. Irvine, California
> Overall score (0-100): 78.55
> Charging stations: 186.7 per 100K — #2 out of 200 cities (total: 510)
> Average monthly electricity cost (MSA): $142.30 — tied for #143 out of 200 cities
> Population in 2019: 273,157