4 Data Categories for Effective and Equitable EV Siting
With billions in federal and state dollars available for the rapid development of public EV charging infrastructure, siting charging stations effectively and equitably is a complex task. But there’s a chicken-or-the-egg paradox when it comes to choosing locations where there is—or could be—demand. While existing travel patterns are an important basis for siting decisions, they’re not the only factors to consider. Community micro travel and land use patterns, available capacity on the power grid, and areas with low risk for climate disasters must also be taken into account.
The enormous investment in charging resources will be ineffective if these and other key factors are not considered. After reading this playbook you’ll understand the importance of:
Stakeholder perspectives in siting EV chargers
The data necessary to develop an effective and equitable nationwide EV infrastructure
How to find an integrated data solution to facilitate the siting process