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STATUS: In Progress YEAR: 2018 TOPIC AREA: Sustainability, energy, and health Vehicles and infrastructure CENTER: PSR

Charging Infrastructure Development for Transportation Network Company Electrification

Project Summary

Funding source: US DOT

Funding amount: $37,981

Contract number: 69A3551747109

Start and end dates: October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020


Project description

The use of electric vehicles (EVs) in new mobility services (such as Lyft and Uber) is growing at a tremendous rate and offers many environmental benefits as the travel intensity from these services are substantially higher than average drivers. However, employing EVs in this context leads to very different use and charging demand patterns than "traditional" electric vehicles. Since the current rollout and infrastructure planning is specific for a use-case that does not align with new mobility EV use, there is a need for further research on infrastructure development for Uber/Lyft type services. This project will focus on identifying the optimal placement and type of chargers that will be needed to fulfill the requirements of charging demand from EVs within new mobility services. Additionally, the chargers can be strategically placed to serve specific communities or provide other services (last-mile events, support of public transit).



Alan Jenn
Assistant Professional Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies
1605 Tilia, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95616
United States
[email protected]