Siting and Installing EV Charging Infrastructure

There are a variety of local, regional, and state-level initiatives and programs that are designed to deploy EV charging infrastructure. While the private sector—including utilities and charging infrastructure providers—and state-level agencies are driving the funding of charging infrastructure, municipal governments will continue to be an important stakeholder in the deployment of charging infrastructure.

The resources below can help local governments get started and understand the key considerations to focus on as they seek to maximize the benefits of EV charging infrastructure deployment by making valuable contributions. First and foremost, local governments can rely on the novel siting analysis that was developed as part of the DNZ Project. The project team developed a flexible methodology that can be updated and used to understand where EV drivers will likely live, work, and visit within the County. And the results of this analysis can serve as a useful guide to coordinating and prioritizing investments in charging infrastructure at a high level for engaged stakeholders. ​​​​

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Siting Analysis Mapping Tool​

This GIS mapping tool displays the results of the Santa Clara County EV Charging Infrastructure Siting Analysis. The analysis is a data-driven exercise that looks at key EV ownership indicators and regional travel patterns to identify areas where there will likely be demand for EV charging infrastructure. This map also includes data layers that show existing charging infrastructure, estimates for chargers needed to support regional EV adoption, disadvantaged communities, and other zoning and land use information provided by DNZ partner jurisdictions. For assistance using the Tool, download the Toolkit & Reference Guide​.

 

 

 

Downloadable Resources

Local Government Electric Vehicle Charging Station Siting Toolkit & Reference Guide

This toolkit provides guidance to local governments who are seeking to install and support the regional deployment of electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS). It reviews relevant policies, the purpose and methodology of the charging infrastructure siting analysis, key planning considerations, and EVCS costs. Recommendations for public infrastructure requirements and design guidelines, as well as options for station ownership and management are also discussed.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Siting Analysis Mapping Tool

This GIS mapping tool displays the results of the Santa Clara County EV Charging Infrastructure Siting Analysis. The analysis is a data-driven exercise that looks at key EV ownership indicators and regional travel patterns to identify areas where there will likely be demand for EV charging infrastructure. This map also includes data layers that show existing charging infrastructure, estimates for chargers needed to support regional EV adoption, disadvantaged communities, and other zoning and land use information provided by DNZ partner jurisdictions.

EV Charging Station GHG Reduction Tool

This Excel-based analysis tool can be used to estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits and cost effectiveness of installing EV charging stations in new and existing buildings. See below for a user guide. If you have trouble downloading the tool, please contact Natalie de Leon at [email protected]

User Guide EV Charging Station GHG Reduction Tool

User Guide for the Excel-based EV Charging Station GHG Reduction Tool.

Deploying EV Charging Infrastructure: What Site Hosts Need to Know

This toolkit summarizes the key issues for potential site hosts to be aware of when installing EV charging infrastructure—focusing on municipal governments and developers. It includes checklists, procurement recommendations, and other considerations for staff when they ask: “How do I start?”

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