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 that are already available. These resources will continue to expand over time to meet evolving needs. Initially, this suite of resources is aimed to help states deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure by:
- Providing foundational datasets, 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 datasets and tool requirements
- Facilitating connections among states with electric charging experts
Existing Charging Infrastructure
These tools can help states understand where electric vehicle charging infrastructure is installed and where existing corridors are designated:
Use the Alternative Fueling Station Locator to find existing EV charging infrastructure.
Use the Station Data for Alternative Fuel Corridors to download data and analyze stations that meet the criteria for corridors and to view potential EV charging corridors.
EV Program Development Tools
These resources can help states with developing an electric vehicle charging program.
- EV States Clearinghouse: Repository for state EV program documents, current state-level EV roadmaps, and other resources to support EV infrastructure program development
Clean School Bus Resources
These resources can help school districts plan for and deploy clean school buses.
- Electric School Bus Education: Educational webinars and handouts from the Alternative Fuels Data Center that provide information about the benefits of electric school buses and examples of their use
- Clean School Bus Program: Information and educational resources from the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean School Bus Program
- Massachusetts School Fleets Get Answers through Electric Bus Testing: Case study on a $2 million pilot project that allowed three school districts to purchase Type C electric school buses and Level 2 bidirectional vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging stations
Clean Transit Bus Resources
These resources can help transit fleets plan for and deploy clean transit buses.
- Low or No Emission Vehicle Program: Funding for state and local governmental authorities to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities
- DOT Navigator: Tool that helps communities understand the best ways to apply for grants, and to plan for and deliver transformative infrastructure projects and services
- Transit Bus Electrification Tool: Tool that estimates the partial lifecycle greenhouse gas emission savings associated with replacing standard bus fleets with low-emission or zero-emission transit buses
- Transit Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimator: Tool that estimates the partial lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and energy use from the construction, operation, and maintenance phases of a project across select transit modes
- Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses: Report that provides transit agencies with information on current best practices for zero-emission bus deployments and lessons learned from previous deployments, industry experts, and available industry resources
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit Projects—Programmatic Assessment: Report on whether certain types of proposed transit projects merit detailed analysis of their greenhouse gas emissions that provides a source of data and analysis for future projects
- Vehicle and Infrastructure Cash-Flow Evaluation Model: Tool that helps fleet managers assess the financial soundness of converting vehicles to battery electric buses
- SunLine Transit Demonstrates Excellence in Zero Emission Transit: Case study about a California transit agency that operates four battery electric buses and 16 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses
Network and Environmental Data
These resources help states in understanding external factors to support their electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment.
- 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
These resources provide states modeling expertise and tools to plan charging locations, design charging stations, and perform 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 states understand equity and climate considerations.
- Rural EV Toolkit: Resources from the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist rural stakeholders with planning for electric vehicle 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
Designated Charging Corridors
This map shows existing EV charging corridors. You can also turn on the station locations layer to see EV charging stations that meet the criteria for corridors.