The Best and Worst U.S. States for Eco-Friendly Commuting

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Did you know that 99% of vehicles sold today are gas-powered? Though electric vehicle usage is on the rise, over 1/5 of the U.S.’s total carbon emissions come from cars. Carpooling to work is an excellent way for drivers to decrease their eco-footprint by cutting down on auto emissions.


Unfortunately, carpooling is sometimes easier said than done. Though many major cities have offered extra incentives for carpoolers, such as HOV lanes, the hustle and bustle of city life can make carpooling to work a tricky task. Carpooling is especially difficult in rural areas, where co-workers may live many miles from one another. The adoption of electric vehicles has also been slow in less populated areas, as the lack of necessary charging equipment makes owning an EV inconvenient.


Using U.S. Census data, the experts at The Zebra have ranked U.S. states by the prevalence of carpooling and electric vehicles, as well as overall “eco-impact.” Take a look at the graphics below to learn where your state falls.

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