Electric vehicles (EVs) have enormous potential to reduce harmful air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation. To ensure EV charging stations are available to people in all communities, including the places most affected by pollution and underserved by existing transportation systems, policymakers and communities need better information and more accessible tools for planning.
Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates, an ERM Company, have developed mapping and analysis tools to inform discussions between policymakers, local communities, and other stakeholders in considering priority locations for EV fast charging infrastructure investments. The location data for existing EV fast charging stations is updated regularly to reflect the installation of new stations.
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The Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit (ILIT) is a comprehensive set of analytical tools developed by Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates in collaboration with Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast states. The ILIT allows users to assess potential locations for investments in EV fast charging infrastructure based on their own priorities. The analysis uses a variety of customizable metrics and filters—including proximity to existing EV fast charging stations, percent of households without access to home charging, vehicle miles traveled, and population—to evaluate and rank census tracts.
The Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit includes three analytical components:
The ILIT Location Analysis Model is an Excel-based tool that allows users to evaluate and rank possible suitable locations for new EV fast charging stations based on user-selected inputs. The Location Analysis Model provides the most detailed data outputs of analysis results. This tool is accessible through free registration for the ILIT.
The ILIT Data Viewer is a mapping application using ArcGIS software to visualize the main data sources analyzed by the ILIT Location Analysis Model, including existing charging stations in the region, vehicle travel data, and demographic information.
The ILIT Results Mapper is a mapping application using the Tableau software that enables users to replicate the ranking analysis of the ILIT Location Analysis Model and view interactive results. The Results Mapper is a user-friendly way to visualize and compare analysis results, but does not contain all the data layers of the Data Viewer or the detailed outputs of the Location Analysis Model.
Extending the core capabilities of the ILIT to states and metro areas in regions throughout the entire United States, the Evaluation and Development of Regional Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification (E-DRIVE) tool is a mapping application using the Tableau software that allows users to rank and display priority locations for EV fast charging infrastructure installation across all 50 states. The E-DRIVE tool was released in September 2021 by Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates, an ERM Group company.
Using the analytical framework developed for the more comprehensive Regional EV Charging ILIT, the E-DRIVE tool enables users to develop their own methodology to compare and evaluate potential priority locations for EV fast charging infrastructure development in census tracts across the entire United States. The E-DRIVE was developed to inform discussions between policymakers, local communities, and other stakeholders in considering priority locations for EV fast charging infrastructure investments.
Regional EV Charging ILIT: