Close up of a charging electric car Photo Credit: Scharfsinn86 (iStock).

Photo Credit: Scharfsinn86 (iStock).

Thinking about making the switch from a gas-powered automobile to a model powered by a battery? There's one city in Colorado that's particularly electric vehicle-friendly.

According to a recent analysis published by LawnStarter, Fort Collins is the fourth best place in the country to own an electric car, based on a number of factors including cost of electricity, number of charging stations, and the likelihood of an accident.

Other cities in Colorado were also ranked, though none quite as high.

Denver ranked 31st, Aurora ranked 77th, Colorado Springs ranked 84th, Thornton ranked 98th and Lakewood ranked 186th among the 200 most populated cities in the United States.

Colorado crushed the competition when it came to low electricity costs. Fort Collins and Thornton tied for the top spot in this category among all ranked cities with Denver, Aurora, and Lakewood following them in another tie.

California led the charge among the states with the most electric vehicle-friendly locations. Twenty-one of the top 25 ranked cities are found in the Golden State, including Irvine, Riverside, and Sacramento, ranking first, second, and third, respectively.

Thinking about getting an electric vehicle? Colorado isn't a bad place to do it.

Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run.

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