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Top electric vehicle-ready U.S. cities

 Posted by on February 1, 2010
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From Green Right Now Reports

Electric vehicle company THINK has released its first U.S. EV-Ready Cities Index. 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, Mich.

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Los Angeles is the most EV-ready U.S. city.

1. Los Angeles
2. San Francisco
3. Chicago (tie)
4. New York (tie)
5. San Diego
6. Portland
7. Sacramento
8. Newark
9. Seattle
10. Atlanta
11. Denver
12. Boston
13. Washington DC
14. Philadelphia
15. Phoenix

THINK is a Norwegian carmaker whose subcompact EV City model is road-ready and being sold in Europe. The company has set its sites on the United States and is building a manufacturing plant in Elkhart, Indiana. It’s also working with AeroEnvironment to develop a fast-charging EV network, which it demonstrated in January at the Washington D.C. car show. The new network would be able to restore 80 percent of the vehicles power with a 15-minute charge. AeroEnvironment Inc. is headquarted in Monrovia, Calif.