Small states friendliest to electric vehicles

Hawaii and Delaware are among the top five predicted states for electric vehicle adoption.

If you want to live in one of the most popular places in the United States for electric vehicles, think small. A new report from Pike Research, "Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts," predicts that some of the smallest states will be the most highly penetrated when it comes to electric vehicles as a percentage of total vehicle sales.

Here are the top 5 anticipated states when it comes to penetration, according to Pike Research:




Washington, D.C.


Geographically speaking, that's a pretty logical conclusion if you think about it. Less opportunity for range anxiety if there is less distance between charging stations. Hawaii, in particular, supports the highest gasoline prices in the United States. Over time, an electric vehicle on Hawaiian roads could make good fiscal sense.

It also makes sense that some of the most rural states will have the fewest electric vehicles. Among them, Wyoming and Alaska. Electric vehicles will also find a slower following in some of the southern states such as Mississipp, Arkansas and Alabama.