Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

Charging Infrastructure Development for Transportation Network Company Electrification

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Project Summary

Brief Description of Research Project:

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).

Project Status

In progress



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P.I. Name & Address

Assistant Professional Researcher, Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Davis

Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided:

U.S. Department of Transportation [US DOT] - $37,981.00

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Agency ID or Contract Number:

DOT 69A3551747109

Start and End Dates:

October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019