The Rise Of Electric Car Charging Stations In The U.S. [Infographic]

New U.S. charging stations mean electric cars can travel

Electric Charging Stations

Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center, U.S. Department of EnergyKatie Peek

More than half of the nation's 8,051 electric-vehicle charging stations have opened since 2012. Here, 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.

This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of Popular Science.