Register for our webinar on December 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. This webinar is open to all and we encourage you to share this page with your colleagues!
During this webinar, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will present its Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Roadmap for Shared Mobility Hubs (“EVSE Roadmap”) to provide improved connections to public transit via electrically-powered shared mobility services such as car share and ride-hail services. Shannon Walker, SDOT’s Strategic Advisor on Electric Vehicles, will share the process employed to create the EVSE Roadmap and provide an overview of key learnings, followed by time for questions, feedback, and discussion on this emerging topic. The webinar is open to all and we encourage you to let your colleagues know about it.
In the Seattle region, the Seattle Department of Transportation is partnering with Seattle City Light, the Office of Sustainability & Environment, ReachNow, and Eluminocity to increase the supply of publicly available DC fast charging stations with a focus on integration with 20 of the City’s Shared Mobility Hubs. The first step in this effort was to develop an EVSE Roadmap that outlines an initial strategy to guide EVSE deployment and evaluate and adjust the strategy over a 2-year period. The EVSE Roadmap effort began with the development of a prioritization model (GIS-based) that uses 11 unique metrics to identify top Shared Mobility Hubs for electrification. Results of the model were interpreted and incorporated into the EVSE Roadmap report that also addresses additional elements of implementation including partners and responsibilities, community engagement, site feasibility, siting considerations for shared mobility, and equity and displacement considerations.
The EVSE Roadmap incorporates stakeholder feedback through focus groups and surveys, lessons learned, and data-driven decision-making processes to help inform EVSE deployments at Shared Mobility Hubs throughout the project and potentially beyond the project for other cities of similar size and complexity. The implementation plan it describes is a partnership between the public and private sectors, supported by grant funding and cost share, and not an internal SDOT program. SDOT, as the lead grant recipient, serves as the regional project manager.
The EVSE Roadmap presents an initial strategy that will be evaluated and potentially updated to account for new and emerging aspects of EVSE planning. The EVSE Roadmap does not represent the City of Seattle policy or the policy of any City department.
Four U.S. cities have joined together to demonstrate the potential for electric shared mobility services. With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and a team of valuable partners, “Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services” aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in shared mobility applications and to establish best practices that can be used by others around the United States. The project, led by the City of Seattle and Atlas Public Policy, brings together the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Mobility Systems program and major industry stakeholders with the cities of Seattle, New York, Portland, and Denver to test different electric, shared mobility interventions. More information is available at www.evsharedmobility.org.
* This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Vehicles Technologies Office (VTO) Deployment Award Number DE-EE0008261