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CEC Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure

The San Luis Obispo APCD was awarded a grant from the California Energy Commission to accelerate regional Zero-Emission Vehicle adoption and infrastructure deployment in the Central Coast Region. One task of this grant was to identify key strategic siting opportunities for additional Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) installations through an analysis of mobile device and demographic data. The results will be used to prioritize the recommended EVSE sites from the regions EV Readiness Plan (maybe create a link to this plan) that have not yet been completed, and to identify major origin-destination points. Four zoning assessments were conducted which consisted of workplace destinations, multi-unit developments or renter occupied areas, traveler destinations, and fleet operators and destinations. The magnitude of trips, average trip lengths, estimated vehicle dwell times, and demographic factors will be used to prioritize the siting opportunities and inform the location of future site assessments and EV infrastructure installations.

Click on the links below to view an interactive map of each of the four zone assessments. Once you open the link, click "Open in Map Viewer" to see a larger map. 

Fleet Zone Assessment

This map is a fleet zone assessment for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County. The map displays areas, or zones, in the tri-county region with higher concentrations of fleet operators, and higher frequency of heavy- and medium-duty truck through trips that are longer than 40 miles. The higher priority zones were also determined by examining the distance from a Pacific Gas & Electric DC Fast Charger Capacity Site as well as a Southern California Edison 15% Charging Capacity area. These results can be used to prioritize the installation of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure, such as electric vehicle or hydrogen stations. 

Workplace Zone Assessment

This map is a Workplace Zone Assessment for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County. The map displays areas, or zones, in the tri-county region with higher concentration of existing and proposed office employment, personal auto through trips of 40 miles or more, personal auto parking events with 40 or more miles left to the final destination, and a high frequency of work trips. This data was collected using mobile device data tracking and evaluation. These results can be used to prioritize the installation of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure, such as electric vehicle or hydrogen stations. 

Traveler Zone Assessment 

This map is a Traveler Zone Assessment for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County. The map displays areas, or zones, in the tri-county region with higher concentration of retail employment, personal auto through trips that are longer than 20 or more miles, and personal auto parking events with 20 or more miles left to the final destination. This data was collected using mobile device data tracking and evaluation. These results can be used to prioritize the installation of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure, such as electric vehicle or hydrogen stations. 

Renter Zone Assessment 

This map is a Renter Zone Assessment for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County. The map displays areas, or zones, in the tri-county region with higher concentration of existing and proposed multi-unit residential units, existing and proposed office employment, personal auto through trips of 40 miles or more, and personal auto parking events with 20 or more miles left to the final destination. This data was collected using mobile device data tracking and evaluation. These results can be used to prioritize the installation of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure, such as electric vehicle or hydrogen stations.