How does charging network design affect electric vehicle adoption?

The goal of this project is to enable investments in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure that most effectively increase consumer demand for EVs. The research team will use a data-driven approach to understand how charging infrastructure system attributes (station locations, density, type, etc.) affect demand for EVs across regions with diverse mobility needs. This knowledge will help state and local officials to ensure that the benefits of EVs, including their lower per-mile costs and lighter environmental impacts, are available to all residents in the Northwest. The team plans to use region-level data from across the US to identify how changes in different types of public charging stations (Level 2, DC fast charging) lead to changes in the sales of different types of electric vehicles – battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles – in future periods. Vehicle sales data at the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) level will be purchased from IHS Inc., and the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center is the source of charging infrastructure data. The results of this work will be incorporated into a WSDOT-supported effort to develop an agent-based simulation of statewide electric vehicle travel and charging demand for Washington State.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Research Office
    P.O. Box 47372
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    University of Washington, Seattle

    433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
    Box 359472
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472
  • Project Managers:

    MacKenzie, Don

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
    Box 359472
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472
  • Principal Investigators:

    MacKenzie, Don

  • Start Date: 20170816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190815
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200101
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701477
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 4:53PM