Free interactive tool allows users to explore how quickly EVs are expected in different regions, and identifies energy needs across the U.S.
Palo Alto, Calif.—As part of its EVs2Scale2030 initiative, EPRI on Tuesday released its eRoadMAP, an interactive online resource to help electric power companies and industry stakeholders effectively plan for the power and infrastructure needed to serve light-, medium-, and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs).
This free and public tool allows users to explore how quickly EVs are expected in different regions, and identifies energy needs across the U.S. at the individual feeder level — where critical utility planning occurs.
To highlight both near-term and future energy needs, eRoadMAP incorporates the electrification plans of critical industry stakeholders as well as the future energy needs to support full electrification of the on-road transportation sector. This tool is a work in progress and will continue to be updated and improved with additional data.
Future plans for the mapping tool include integrating important demographic data and other planning resources to help identify and prioritize areas where transportation electrification-related investments can be made to address specific market needs, including major freight hubs, corridors and disadvantaged communities.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” said EPRI Director of Transportation Britta Gross. “Despite the critical need, there has not been a single, comprehensive database to help with grid planning and cross-industry decision-making for electrified transportation. eRoadMAP will connect the dots for industry and government to work in collaboration to meet current and future EV infrastructure needs.”
EPRI launched the tool with support from truck and car manufacturers, fleet operators, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE National Labs, RMI, and others.