The ILIT Model is a user-friendly Excel-based tool that allows users to evaluate and rank possible suitable locations for EV fast charging stations given specific inputs. This tool allows users to customize the analysis based on differing priorities for new EV charging infrastructure (e.g., some users may want to focus on identifying "gaps" in the existing DCFC network, while others may prefer to identify locations with high traffic volume and commercial activity). The model incorporates important spatial data to generate relative suitability scores for each census tract within the defined scope and can be conducted at the regional, state, and local level.
The tool also allows users to adjust the weighting of different metrics and apply filters (e.g., to view results for a specific state, to limit the analysis to priority corridors, or to focus on locations that meet demographic criteria) and view updated census tract rankings. For each user-defined scenario, the results show the relative magnitude and significance of each metric used to calculate rankings as well as total scores for each census tract.