For states to meet their electric vehicle (EV) deployment goals, consumers must have confidence they can use EVs for long-distance travel as well as for local commuting and other trips. To enable long-distance, interstate travel, the development of reliable and readily available electric vehicle charging stations is needed. States throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic region are working together to build and expand fast-charging stations along high-priority “EV Corridors.”
The market is benefitting from new technology developments — including a growing number of extended-range affordable EV models and advances in high-speed charging that can recharge a typical vehicle in under 30 minutes. At the same time, investments by states, electric utilities, and other businesses represent a significant opportunity to accelerate the build-out of a regional network of EV charging corridors. Georgetown Climate Center is convening northeast and mid-Atlantic states and stakeholders and developing analytical tools and policy resources to support decision-making related to EV corridor development.
Regional Collaboration on EV Corridors
The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a collaboration of the transportation, energy, and environment agencies of the 11 northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. TCI states have worked together since 2010 to reduce transportation-sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and grow the region’s clean energy economy. Georgetown Climate Center facilitates the Transportation and Climate Initiative and has supported the states by preparing a regional EV corridor analysis tool and convening states and stakeholders to engage on key issues related to EV infrastructure deployment.
The EV corridor collaboration builds on the efforts of TCI states to receive federal designation of regional EV corridors and accelerate the build out of EV charging infrastructure along these corridors.
EV Corridor Analysis Tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
States, electric utilities, and other businesses are actively making decisions about where to invest in EV charging infrastructure.
To help enable the efficient and effective development of EV corridors, the Georgetown Climate Center worked with M.J. Bradley & Associates and in collaboration with Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states through TCI to develop a regional electric vehicle (EV) corridor analysis tool to support state and regional EV charging infrastructure planning.
The corridor analysis includes an interactive map of fast charging infrastructure along corridors in the region and an Excel-based tool that can be used to identify which highway exits may be good candidates for additional charging infrastructure investment.
The interactive map displays existing fast charging infrastructure along selected corridors in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and uses various criteria to identify highway exits that are good candidates for additional charging infrastructure investment. The Excel-based tool allows users to assess highway exits in the region based on metrics including existing EV charging stations, population, vehicle travel data, and commercial activity.