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Best Cities to Own an Electric Vehicle

While an electric vehicle (EV) might seem like a great way to save money on gas, it may not be as big a savings as you think depending on where you live.

According to an article on PluginCars.com, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) conducted a study last year on the cost benefit of owning an EV compared to a gas vehicles in 25 different cities in the United States. They found only four cities -- Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco -- had a total cost of ownership after six years that was below that of a gas-using vehicle. The cost of ownership for an EV in all the other cities was more than owning a gas-powered vehicle. The charts below illustrate the ICCT's findings.

What does this mean for EV car shoppers? Make sure to do your homework - know what incentives your state and city governments offer to help make owning an electric vehicle worth your while.

And as always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to find the best deals on electric vehicles in your local area. Chart
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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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