Charging Infrastructure in Cities: Metrics for Evaluating Future Needs

The slow deployment of charging infrastructure is a major delaying factor in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Governments are working to improve the availability of such infrastructure at local, regional, and national levels. Measures have included financial support for homeowners and companies, initiation of helpful building codes, and consultations with stakeholders to organize investment. The evaluation of EV charging networks is a complex and inexact process, and planning for future growth is challenging. There are no simple and uniform targets to help indicate the right amount of charging infrastructure. But comparisons of the growth of charging infrastructure in the leading markets enable quantitative tracing of progress. The authors identify metrics that enable tracking of charging infrastructure policies and deployment in urban areas. Using recent data on EV and charging infrastructure, the authors analyze how EV-to-charger ratios are developing. Two important issues are the relationship between public charging and housing types, and the need for public charging networks. The authors also identify best practices for European cities to promote and increase charging infrastructure networks, and provide a methodology to help cities meet future targets.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Working Paper
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01755544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2020-17
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2020 12:22PM