According to the U.S. Department of Energy, public charging stations in America increased from 5,200 on December 18, 2012 to 5,678 on March 22, 2013.
That’s about a 9 percent increase in available public charging stations as demand slowly increases for EVs including the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf, in addition to plug-in hybrid variants like the Chevrolet Volt.
It is estimated that the U.S. will add around 1,900 stations this year for a total of around 7,100 nationwide. Charging stations are most popular in California with 1,207 stations while Washington has 326 and Oregon has 310. Apart from the west coast, Texas has 432 stations and Florida currently houses 352.
The published figures from the Department of Energy also showed that Walgreens has 365 stores nationwide with public charging stations while Kohls has 55. Whole Foods also has 39 stations across the country.
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