Electric vehicle manufacturer THINK released its first U.S. EV-Ready Cities Index presented by THINK CEO Richard Canny at the Electric Drive Transportation Association Annual Conference in Washington DC.
THINK developed the EV-Ready Cities Index to measure which markets are most likely to benefit from the transition to electric vehicles, providing an objective comparison of the EV purchase and usage incentives as well as the market fit for EVs.
The THINK EV-Ready Cities Index takes into account purchase and usage incentives – such as HOV lane access and infrastructure support, and market fit, including hybrid sales, traffic congestion, EPA air quality zone status, and potential energy sources for vehicle recharging.
The index was compiled for THINK by ASG Renaissance, a market research and business services firm located in Dearborn, Michigan.
Topping the list was Los Angeles followed by San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third.
San Diego, Portland and Sacramento rounded out the Index, putting four California cities in the top-15 index.
Top 15 THINK EV-Ready Cities
1. Los Angeles
2. San Francisco
3. Chicago (tie)
4. New York (tie)
5. San Diego
13. Washington DC