Electric Cars Rising in the South

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With climate changed-fueled wildfires raging in the West, the cost of unabated climate change is becoming increasingly clear. To avoid even worse outcomes, we need to move to clean energy, not just California but across the rest of the US. That’s why another important, hopeful trend caught my eye, the rise of electric cars in the South.

That’s right, 3 out of the top 15 markets for the best-selling pure electric car, the Nissan LEAF, are in the South: Atlanta (#3), Nashville (#9), Dallas – Ft.Worth (#14). Another two are in the heartland, St. Louis (#10) and Chicago (tied for #11).

According to Nissan, there are a variety of reasons why electric cars are breaking through in what Nissan calls “New Wave” EV markets.

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