Replica provides customers with data on who owns EVs, where they are driving, and for what purpose. In combination with Replica's additional insight on overall travel patterns, demographics, and land use, customers have unique ability to plan effective, efficient, and equitable investments in EV infrastructure.
Leverage income and demographic filters to better serve disadvantaged communities.
Meet drivers where they travel and identify gaps in your network.
Understand where people do the most driving, why they travel, & how likely it is for those trips to be taken in an EV.
Identify places with limited at-home charging, or an abundance of retail parking.
With Replica data, it's possible to answer new questions about EV Infrastructure.
Replica data can help governments right-size their EV infrastructure strategies for the communities they serve. With the release of our new fuel type filter (Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Other Non-BEV) Replica data, with its comprehensive demographic and mobility data, can support equitable distribution of EV charging stations to serve low-income communities and communities of color.
As significant investments in EV charging networks are being made nationwide, the importance of emergency planning and evacuation routes remains paramount. The role of EV infrastructure during emergency weather events, along with the impacts of such events on EV infrastructure, is a central focus of discussion.
One advantage of using Replica’s mobility data is that travel patterns can be linked to the trip takers' socio-demographics. With the addition of the Vehicle Fuel Type filter, Replica makes it possible to analyze trips made by EVs and the transportation patterns of the EV trip takers .
Beyond understanding where EV owners live and their demographics, Replica also makes it possible to understand the roadways used by EVs and their share of overall traffic. This makes it possible to prioritize the siting of EV infrastructure to maximize convenient access and to capitalize on high-traffic EV routes, thereby supporting the continued growth of EV infrastructure. Additionally, this data can provide insight into EVs' wear patterns on the roadway network, which is essential for infrastructure planning and maintenance.
Calculate the time between trips for each modeled driver to understand where vehicles spend the longest average period of time parked (dwell time)
Identify areas with high trip volume and high average vehicle dwell time to optimize charging station siting and investment.
Calculate the share of EVs starting and ending their trips in a given area to further prioritize station siting in places with high trip volume, dwell time, and EV share
Replica provides customers with detailed information on who owns EVs, where they are driving, and why. We have created a tool providing summary statistics on vehicle-miles traveled per capita, and the breakdown of VMT by EVs and traditional vehicles.
The federal government’s Electric Vehicle Charging Action Plan calls for a national network of 500,000 publicly accessible EV chargers in eight years. As of January 2022 there are almost 113,600. Florida has been crafting its Electric Vehicle Roadmap with hurricane evacuations in mind, weighing how to prioritize investments that can serve residents well on typical days and be useful during evacuations.
To better understand the state of access to existing and planned EV chargers along Florida’s evacuation routes, Replica mapped it out.
The map shows a one-mile buffer zone around the I-10 and I-75 evacuation routes, plus the locations of Florida’s DC fast chargers, which can provide a full charge in about 30 minutes, depending on the type of vehicle. Viewers can also toggle on layers to see the locations of slower EV chargers (Level 1 and Level 2) and geographies for disadvantaged communities as defined by the Justice40 initiative.
Replica can be leveraged to inform public policy–through an equity lens–regarding the siting of EV charging stations. The analysis focused on Los Angeles County, CA and included consideration for the accessibility of public EV chargers to low-income households and in areas with relatively high VMT per capita.
Replica focused on the availability of DC Fast Chargers in Illinois relative to the travel patterns of residents in Disadvantaged Communities (DACs), based on the interim definition from USDOT.
Equitable EV Infrastructure Planning in Oakland . The Justice40 DACs are the census tracts that have been designated by the federal government to receive 40% of all infrastructure funding from the federal infrastructure bill. When it comes to siting EV infrastructure, we wanted to understand the travel behavior of these residents — not just their home locations. This data is useful for future planning purposes.
An equitable siting of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations includes consideration for not only serving areas with high population density (and/or areas with high trip densities) but also areas with low-income and minority residents. By leveraging Replica's seasonal data about both travel patterns and sociodemographics, it is possible to plan for an equitable distribution of EV charging stations in a municipality. This work was done in Newburgh, NY in conjunction with ICF and 511NY Rideshare. The team identified locations favorable for the installation of EV charging stations. They identified locations with the following characteristics:
Join us for our upcoming webinar on September 21, 2023, at 1:00pm ET to discover how public agencies like New York City and the City of San Jose are leveraging data to ensure existing EV owners and historically disadvantaged communities have access to EV infrastructure where they need it most. We will also be joined by RMI who is leveraging data to optimally site and understand the impacts of EV infrastructure.
At the webinar, we will also showcase our new attribute, vehicle fuel type (Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), or Other Non-BEV), that will be released in the upcoming Spring 2023 Places season. We will do a deep dive into how this new attribute will provide even greater insights for EV siting, VMT measurement, and EV grant applications.
In this webinar we discussed:
Discover how Replica's Places Spring 2023 data release is helping to shape the future of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.
This map shows several ways cities, states, and MPOs can make decisions to achieve greater equity in EV charging infrastructure.
To get federal funding for electric vehicle chargers, states have to detail their plans to build a convenient, equitable EV network. Here’s how Replica can help.