INDIANAPOLIS — Tesla remains undefeated when it comes to the most-driven electric vehicles (EVs) across the U.S. and that includes even in the Hoosier state capital.
Overall Indianapolis ranked #37 out of 82 U.S. metro areas for the most electric vehicle use according to the latest iSeeCars research. The three most driven models are the Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model S with the average three-year-old EV driven 9,145 miles per year in Indy. That’s compared with 12,872 miles per year for gas-powered vehicles meaning EVs are driven 29% less than gas in the circle city.
The iSeeCars study highlighted the top 5 most driven EVs in Indianapolis:
|Rank||Model||Avg. Miles Driven Per Year|
|1||Tesla Model X||11,426|
|2||Tesla Model 3||9,811|
|3||Tesla Model S||9,648|
|4||Chevrolet Bolt EV||8,725|
While EV market share and use are growing national numbers mirror the local numbers showing EVs are driven 29 percent less (3,699 fewer miles per year nationally) than gas-powered vehicles on average. Range anxiety is likely a key factor in the difference. Although the charging infrastructure continues to improve, fully recharging an electric vehicle takes up to 30 minutes at best or multiple hours in most cases.