This year, the International Energy Agency reported that sales of electric vehicles (EVs) doubled in 2021 from the previous year to a new record of 6.6 million1. The number of EVs on the road is growing faster than ever, requiring transportation innovators, including Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment developers (EVSEs), to establish robust charging infrastructure at an unprecedented rate. The ability to efficiently evaluate electric vehicle charging sites at scale is critical to this effort, enabling rapid EV-to-grid integration and the decarbonization of transportation.
The Complexity of EV Site Selection
When evaluating a potential site for their next project, developers consider a variety of factors including demand, the feasibility of interconnection, and what challenges and opportunities the land provides. To get a full picture of a site, they oftentimes gather a team to find and assess information from disparate sources including satellite maps, county records, and even in-person site screenings. It’s not until after all of this information is gathered that a developer can determine how long it will take and how much money it will cost to connect their project to the grid and provide energy to customers.
As thousands of new EVs hit the road every day, the ability to develop charging stations quickly, accurately, and at scale is critical. Developers no longer have days or weeks to spend researching potential sites.
Accelerate and Simplify EV Charger Siting
EV site selection doesn’t have to be complicated.
Kevala’s platform increases the speed and analytical accuracy of early stage project development and minimizes operating costs by evaluating parcel and land use data, geospatial road network data, grid infrastructure data, and vehicle adoption data – all in one place.
With Kevala, EVSE developers gain access to the full picture of a site’s parcel, feeder, substation, and distributed generation information. Kevala's platform provides the most accurate depiction of a site’s value for development and interconnection, utilizing granular and bottom up forecasting to test multiple scenarios with ease.
Currently, Kevala offers platform license, as well as customized EV charging site evaluation reports to match case-by-case needs. If you’re interested in seeing Kevala's platform in action, we invite you to book a demo today.