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You can’t fill a gas can with electrons

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You’ve probably been looking at the latest electric vehicles and thinking, “I better get one of those.”

Even if you’re not willing to wait the year or so for the more-affordable Tesla Model 3, you can grab a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt or any number of other all-electric modes of transportation hoping to ride the next wave of auto loans.

But what happens when you need to recharge that technological marvel?

One of the largest concerns automakers have to overcome is the fear of being stranded when your battery-powered friend runs out of “gas.” Automakers keep extending the distance you can travel on a single charge, but the No. 1 thing that will alleviate the fears of the driving public is a viable infrastructure of charging stations.

Out of 50 states, South Carolina has a paltry 1.1% of the charging stations available to the electric-driving public. We pulled data from the U.S. Department of Energy on a few other states to see how the Palmetto State compares.

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