Data and Tools
As part of a suite of technical assistance resources, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation connects stakeholders with critical data and tools. These resources will expand over time to meet evolving needs. Initially, this suite of resources is aimed to help transportation stakeholders deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by:
- Providing foundational data sets, including installed chargers and designated corridors
- Helping states discover information independently
- Enabling the market to expand using core capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation
- Addressing gaps in existing data sets and tool requirements
- Facilitating connections among states with EV charging experts
Technical assistance resources designed to help with planning and implementing a national network of EV chargers and zero-emission fueling infrastructure as well as zero-emission transit and school buses
The tool for submitting electric vehicle charging infrastructure data to the Joint Office
A networking tool for EV charging infrastructure installation that helps states, communities, and fleets by providing lists of local utility partners and incentives
EV-Charging Analytics Reporting Tool
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation is developing the Electric Vehicle Charging Analytics and Reporting Tool (EV-ChART), which provides a web-based centralized hub for submitting electric vehicle charging infrastructure data under 23 CFR 680.112. EV-ChART is scheduled to launch in early 2024.
The Joint Office worked with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory to develop sample cybersecurity procurement clauses for states and EVSE purchasers to modify for use in requests for proposals and electric vehicle service provider contracts.
Network and Environmental Data
These resources help transportation stakeholders in understanding external factors to support EV charging infrastructure deployment.
- Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Emissions Tool: Assess estimated emissions reductions from EV charging infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors
- National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Utility Finder (NEVI U-Finder): A networking tool for EV charging infrastructure installation that helps states, communities, and fleets by providing lists of local utility partners and incentives
- Laws and Incentives: Federal and state laws and incentives from the Alternative Fuels Data Center related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics
- Clean Cities Coalition Network: Local alternative fuel and transportation experts funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS): Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on fatal traffic crashes in the United States
- Cybersecurity Framework: Guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help organizations manage and reduce cybersecurity risk
- Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS): Public road inventory information from the Federal Highway Administration
- Electric Vehicle Registration Counts by State: Map and data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center showing the density of light-duty vehicles per state based on registration counts and a trend over time
Maps of Station Locations and Corridors
These maps and data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center provide valuable resources that can assist in the deployment of EV charging infrastructure.
- EV Charging Stations: Filter by charging level, access type, and station status
- EV Charging Corridors: View EV charging corridors designated by the Federal Highway Administration and measure the distance between stations that meet the criteria for corridors
- Station Data for Alternative Fuel Corridors: Explore EV charging stations along alternative fuel corridors with a power output of at least 150 kW and four charging ports
These resources provide modeling expertise and tools for planning charging locations, designing charging stations, and performing financial analysis.
- Caldera Simulation Platform: Software from Idaho National Laboratory that models how EV chargers draw power from the grid
- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Modeling Suite: Tools from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that inform the development of large-scale EV charging infrastructure deployments
Equity and Climate Impact Tools
These resources help transportation stakeholders understand equity and climate considerations.
- Rural EV Toolkit: Resources from the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist rural stakeholders with planning for EV charging infrastructure
- EV Charging Justice40 Map: Tool from Argonne National Laboratory providing interactive maps of disadvantaged communities
- Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP): Mapping tool from the Federal Highway Administration that supports environmental justice screening
- Low-Income Energy Affordability Data Tool: Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy that provides estimates of low-income and moderate-income household energy data
- Limited English Proficiency Guidance: Guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on providing meaningful access to programs and activities for people with limited English proficiency
- Energy Zones Mapping Tool: Mapping tool from Argonne National Laboratory to identify potential energy resource areas and energy corridors in the United States
- Transportation Equity Analysis: Tools and resources from Argonne National Laboratory that support transportation energy equity analysis
- Design Recommendations for Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Technical assistance document from the U.S. Access Board to assist in the design and construction of EV charging stations that are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities
- Electricity Sources and Emissions Tool: Tool from the Alternative Fuels Data Center that shows how a state's electricity generation sources affect life cycle emissions for light-duty vehicles