Thedailygreen.com takes a look at the places where electric cars could have the biggest impact. The article, based on a blog post form General Electric, uses data from the Census Bureau and study the commuting habits of people in the 25 biggest metropolitan areas to determine the 10 best cities for electric cars. It also factors in the percentage of commuters who drive to work and live within 50 miles of the job, and how the region is set up to handle the needs of car commuters.
The 10 cities where electric cars could have the biggest impact are:
Dallas has 2.7 million commuters who live within 50 miles of the city center with 91.5 percent of commuters currently drive to work.
Houston has 2.4 million commuters within 50 miles of downtown, 90 percent of whom drive to work.
Detroit - 92.5 percent of its 1.6 million commuters drive to work. Although Detroit has a inconvenient monorail system, which makes a very circumscribed loop around the core downtown.
St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, Tampa, Cincinnati and Sacramento round out the list.