EV Infrastructure Planning
The adoption of electric vehicles (EV) across America presents an exciting new challenge for communities, businesses, high-traffic interstate corridors, and multi-unit housing owners. It’s time to grow the momentum of implementing a much greater quantity of charging infrastructure to support EV owners and the rate of adoption. Of course, a growing rate of implementation presents a long list of challenges to address.
Public surveys continually identify the lack of public EV charging stations as a major deterrent to adoption rates. But America doesn’t just need more charging stations – we need them in the right places.
One of the most important things we’ve already learned from early adopters is that many of the existing EV stations were installed in the wrong places. This problem has the potential to be just as detrimental to EV adoption rates as a lack of infrastructure in the first place.
Data-driven traffic analytics is the key to determining where developing this infrastructure makes sense, and it is the core of the Evelocity methodology.
Evelocity serves organizations that aim to support and forward EV innovation, but require answers to questions like:
- Where should charging stations be installed?
- What configurations and capital are needed?
- What will be the charging station usage forecasts?
- What operating budget forecasts will be needed to meet the demand?
The Evelocity method moves quickly to answer these questions and produce results through our Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Planning service. This service coordinates all analysis and planning for a charging infrastructure roll-out.
Whether you’re installing a small number of charging stations at a local business, evaluating an urban community, or planning a statewide corridor infrastructure, this service offering methodology will produce a detailed plan for implementation.
We consider a wide range of data-driven factors, such as:
- EV registrations and adoption forecasts
- Existing electrical and charging infrastructure
- All traffic analytics data
- Traffic trip origins and distances
- Parking location options related to traffic data
- Grid infrastructure
The analysis process will include satellite image evaluations along with detailed onsite visits to determine the best power source and installation location for the charging stations. Electric utility provider(s) will also participate in the planning process to provide local grid capacity, existing usage patterns, and demand charge thresholds for the contemplated installation locations.
Finally, an implementation plan will lay out detailed action steps and budget information for the capital, operating, and maintenance costs of the infrastructure. This final report pulls all of the critical information together, giving organizations the direction they need to move forward.