M.J. Bradley & Associates is pleased to announce the release of Version 3.0 of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Location Identification Tool, developed in coordination with the Georgetown Climate Center. The updated tool now covers over 12,500 miles of key transportation corridors ranging from North Carolina to Maine. This regional EV corridor analysis includes an interactive map of public fast charging infrastructure along corridors in the region and Excel- and web-based tools that can be used to identify which highway exits and other key locations may be good candidates for additional charging infrastructure investment.
Version 3.0 includes a number of exciting new features, including:
- New Web-Based Mapping Tool: The functionality of the Excel-based tool has been extended to a web-based mapping tool to streamline users' abilities to display results of different prioritization cases. By providing the same filters, inputs, and user-defined metric weighting options, the new "Results Viewer" map can replicate the ranking analysis of the Excel tool and simultaneously display interactive results.
- Peak Traffic Data: In developing a set of rankings, a user may now use average traffic, as in the past versions of the tools, or peak traffic data. This can help states identify locations along corridors that experience substantial seasonal-, holiday-, or event-induced traffic increases.
- Plug Type Filter: The proximity metrics will now allow a user to calculate how close a location is to any DCFC station (excluding Tesla), only SAE Combo, or only CHAdeMO stations.
- 2,000 new miles of roadway
- Updated Visualization Map: The original Visualization Map (now called the "Data Viewer") continues to display updated data layers of tool inputs and provides detailed information on existing charging infrastructure, roadways, and exit locations. Users can now view all DCFC stations within the region (including those farther than 5 miles from applicable corridors) and view service territories of electric utilities to further inform charging infrastructure decisions.
These tools remain free to use. Please click here to fill out a simple registration and access Version 3.0 of the Identification Tool, Visualization Maps (Data Viewer and Results Viewer), and a revised User Guide describing a the new functionalities.