Determinants of Electric Vehicle and Public Charging Infrastructure Adoption in Baltimore, MD: Investigation and Policy Implications

In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts of the transportation sector and to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, policies supporting electric vehicle (EV) adoption are being implemented at all levels of government across the nation. Past studies have noted that the most important location for EV charging is at home, followed by work, and then public locations. However, in Baltimore City, where only 14% of Baltimore’s housing stock are single family detached homes and dedicated parking is limited, home-based charging may be an option. Thus, the objectives of this study are to understand factors such as residential location and socioeconomic characteristics that increase the likelihood of EV adoption in Baltimore City and quantify the utilization and users of public EV charging stations. To accomplish the objectives, a GIS EV user and EV public charging station accessibility and equity analysis will be conducted at the census tract level. Additionally, a survey will be distributed to EV users in Baltimore city to understand the factors that lead to the purchase of an EV. Video surveillance will be used to collect information on the utilization of public EV charging stations. By linking license plate data to residential location, we can imply the rate of home-based and non-home-based charging trips. Finally, the results of the study will be used to develop a prioritization metric for determining future public EV charging locations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $128730
    • Contract Numbers:

      DOT 69A3552348325

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Climate-Smart Transportation

      615 N Wolfe St
      Baltimore, Maryland  United States  21205
    • Performing Organizations:

      Morgan State University

      1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
      Baltimore, MD 21251, Maryland  United States  21251
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chavis, Celeste

    • Start Date: 20231001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01913049
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Climate-Smart Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3552348325
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 25 2024 7:37PM