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EV Planning Resources: Implementation, Installation, and Maintenance

This section compiles resources and tools for EV infrastructure planning and implementation. Resources are organized by subject area and are labeled with resource type—namely, calculators and software, datasets and maps, and additional guidance and reference.

Clean Cities Coalition Locations

Users can select a dot on the Clean Cities Coalition Locations map to learn about individual coalitions. (DOE image, 2021)

DOE – Dataset/Map

Region-specific dashboards with contact information and summary data for regional Clean Cities coalitions, which are DOE-supported organizations providing technical assistance to local stakeholders pursuing alternative fuel and fuel-saving technologies.

Access DOE's Clean Cities Coalition Locations.

EV Utility Finder (EV U-Finder)

DOE – Dataset/Map

Database used to find the contact information of nearby EVSE utility partners. Users are only required to input their ZIP code and are provided with information about local utility partners and incentives. 

Access EV Utility Finder (EV U-Finder)

Find A Contractor

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) Dataset/Map

Online map and database to identify EVITP-certified EVSE installers. EVITP is an organization of industry stakeholders that provides training and certification for EVSE-installing electricians.

Access the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program's Find A Contractor tool.

Alternative Fuel Toolkit

Web screenshot of the Alternative Fuel Toolkit, which offers resources for users to learn, plan, and act.
The Alternative Fuel Toolkit can help users learn about alternative fuels and vehicles, plan for infrastructure and funding, and act using the AFV Action Guide and other resources.

USDOT FHWA and Oregon DOT – Guidance/Reference

A compilation of guidance on deploying and supporting alternative fuel vehicles based on a series of in-person stakeholder workshops. Identifies maps and calculators to support alternative fuel planning and provides workshop summaries, facilitation materials, case studies, and webinars on further developing the market for alternative fuel vehicles.

Access FHWA and Oregon DOT's Alternative Fuel Toolkit.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbooks

The Department of Energy's Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbook for Public Charging Station Hosts.
DOE offers EV handbooks for consumers, fleet managers, workplace charging hosts, and public charging hosts.

DOE – Guidance/Reference

Series of DOE Clean Cities resources on EV acquisition, maintenance, and charging infrastructure for different types of users.

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Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Installations in the National Parks

NREL – Guidance/Reference

Report on the challenges and lessons learned from EV installation projects in the national parks. Findings are based on interviews with National Park Service employees and stakeholders who participated in efforts to provide EV charging capabilities to park visitors.

Access the the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's report Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Installations in the National Parks.

Alternative Fuels Corridor Deployment Plans

USDOT FHWA – Guidance/Reference

A list of the deployment plans and contacts for the five 2019 recipients of the Alternative Fuels Corridor Deployment Plans project funding. These deployment plans can serve as examples for other transportation providers interested in EV infrastructure along a corridor.

Access FHWA's Alternative Fuels Corridor Deployment Plans.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook (2019)

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development's Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook.
The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook.

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development – Guidance/Reference

Guide to planning and installing EV charging stations in California with best practices from experienced station developers and local jurisdictions. The guidebook covers site selection, permitting, accessibility, connecting to the grid, and construction and operations. Also includes a list of key terms, a zero emission vehicle readiness score card, and a checklist to streamline EV charging station planning.

Access the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development's Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook.

Workplace Charging Planning Tools

Shift2Electric – Calculator/Software is run by Shift2Electric, an EV market and business consulting and training company. This page provides four tools to help businesses plan and implement charging stations, including a Power and Energy Calculator and a Workplace Charging Survey Tool.

Access Shift2Electric's Workplace Charging Planning Tools.

Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses (2021)

TCRP – Guidance/Reference

Guidebook for public transit agencies on best practices, case studies, and lessons learned from deployments of electric buses and related fueling infrastructure, as well as a report on current planning practices and deployment approaches.

Access the Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses (2021)

Electrifying Transit: A Guidebook for Implementing Battery Electric Buses (2021)

NREL- Guidance/Reference

Guidebook on the decisions and considerations required for successful BEB implementation, including introduction to BEBs, benefits and barriers, charging infrastructure considerations, operation and maintenance, and more. 

Access Electrifying Transit: A Guidebook for Implementing Battery Electric Buses (2021)

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