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
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.
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.
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.
Alternative Fuel Toolkit
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.
Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbooks
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.
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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook (2019)
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.
Workplace Charging Planning Tools
Shift2Electric – Calculator/Software
WorkplaceCharging.com 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.
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.
Electrifying Transit: A Guidebook for Implementing Battery Electric Buses (2021)
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.