Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 53-08. Strategies and Programs For Electric Vehicle Charging

There are currently more than 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) in the nation, and this is envisioned to grow to 20 million by 2030 (about 7% of the total fleet). A clear need exists for charging stations to support this growth in EVs. State departments of transportation (DOTs) have employed a variety of approaches to the deployment and operation of charging stations, often through pilot programs. With fledgling needs, pilots may have been appropriate, but as EVs become a greater share of fleets in both consumer and freight vehicles, a consistent and sustainable strategy of implementation and operations may be needed. State DOTs have experienced some levels of success but have experienced different challenges and barriers to implementation. Additionally, it is not always clear what the role of the public sector should be in deploying EV charging networks. The objective of this synthesis is to document current strategies and practices in use by state DOTs to facilitate and coordinate the provision and operation of EV charging facilities. The synthesis will also include current plans to address the future maturity of EV charging, such as preparation for medium and heavy-duty electrification.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 53-08

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Performing Organizations:

    Blue CyClone, LLC

    City,   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sturgill, Roy

  • Start Date: 20220113
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230713
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771597
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 53-08
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 18 2021 11:57AM