Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Mapping
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In accordance with the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, “Partnership” (signed June 3rd, 2019), the Department is developing mapping that that will help inform strategic placement of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Further, Public Law 2019, chapter 362, “EV Law” (signed January 17th, 2020), prescribes more specific requirements for EV charging infrastructure, with regard to number, power, and distribution of charging stations.
This initial phase of the Department’s effort focuses on DC fast charging (DCFC) on major travel corridors in New Jersey. The EV Law requires at least 75 charging locations on travel corridors, equipped with at least two DCFCs per location, each capable of providing at least 150 kW of power, and no more than 25 miles between charging locations. The EV Law also requires that fast charging equipment at these 75 locations comply with CHAdeMO, CCS, or other non-proprietary future standards (i.e., Tesla Superchargers are not compliant). These are referred to in the map as “compliant locations.”
Interpreting the Map
The map is labelled, “Strategic Mapping For Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charging Station Locations.” This map incorporates several layers of information:
1. The base map of New Jersey shows county boundaries and major roads.
2. Current DCFC locations that are compliant with the EV Law are shown as green stars. Planned (near term) DCFC locations that are also compliant with the EV law are shown as yellow stars. The 25 mile driving distance to the green and yellow stars is portrayed as a light purple layer.
3. However, in addition to the map, the Department is also providing a list of all New Jersey toll roads, interstates, US routes and NJ routes that are at least 20 miles in length, with an estimated number of potential DCFC locations (118) that would be required on each roadway if such locations were spaced every 25 miles, as required by the EV Law. A subset of this list of 118 will enable us to attain the goal of 75, as required by the EV Law.
The final layer is a suitability score derived from the publicly-available M.J. Bradley & Associates “Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Planning Tools” as detailed in our methodology document. The darker color dots on the map indicate corridor locations at intersections or exits with a higher suitability score for the placement of DCFC. To provide more detailed information than visible on the map, you may also view a complete list of the suitability scores here.
This strategic mapping provides information that allows for evaluation of potential DCFC locations as follows:
1. Areas on the map that are not shaded purple or blue are not covered by a DCFC location that is compliant with the EV Law. DCFCs installed outside of the shaded areas would help to provide gap coverage. However, additional locations will also be needed inside the shaded areas in order to meet the requirement of 75 locations.
2. Exits and intersections with a higher suitability score offer higher population, more traffic, and more nearby commercial amenities, making these potentially more desirable for DCFC locations.