Infographic: Wiring The Nation’s Highways – Rise of the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the United States

October 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

via Popular Science

Slowly but steadily coast-to-coast travel in an electric vehicle is inching closer to reality. Though not as ubiquitous as the gas stations on the highways and arterial, the growing number of charging stations indicate a big shift coming our way. An interesting data nugget – more than half of the nation’s 8,051 electric-vehicle charging stations have opened since 2012.

Data Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center, U.S. Department of Energy; Image Courtesy: Popular Science


  • Each hexagon represents the number of stations in that area.
  • Blue hexagons—mostly outside major cities—indicate those built in 2012 and 2013.
  • Orange hues show older and newer stations.