Policy Solution

Electric vehicle charing infrastructure

Mandate

Overview:

Summary: Installing and distributing charging stations throughout an area can aid adoption of electric vehicles among residents.

Implementation: Build charging infrastructure along major highways and highly-traffic vehicular corridors to support the transition to electric vehicles.

Considerations for Use: The public and private sector can partner to increase efficiency and expand the reach of efforts to provide electric vehicle chargers.

  • Policy Levers: The mechanism municipalities can use to actualize the intervention. These policy levers will likely be used in combination with each other.

    MandateMandates are government regulations that require stakeholders to meet standards through building codes, ordinances, zoning policies, or other regulatory tools.
  • Trigger Points: Opportunities for municipalities to implement risk reduction and preparedness interventions based on the policy lever, building on the United Nations Environment Programme triggers used in the Beating the Heat handbook (2021).

    City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.
    Evaluating or initiating major city infrastructure projectsIncludes projects such as city transit, street or utilities construction / re-construction etc.
  • Intervention Type:
    Planning/Policy
  • Sectors:
    Public Works, Transportation,

    Impact:

  • Target Beneficiaries:
    Residents
  • Phase of Impact:
    Risk reduction and mitigation
  • Metrics:
    Number and density of charging stations

Implementation:

  • Intervention Scale:
    City; State
  • Authority and Governance:
    City government; State/provincial government
  • Implementation Timeline:
    Medium-term (3-9 Years)
  • Implementation Stakeholders:
    Array
  • Funding Sources:
    Public investment; Private investment
  • Capacity to Act:
    Medium; High

    Benefits:

  • Cost-Benefit:
    Medium
  • Public Good:
    Medium
  • GHG Reduction:
    High
  • Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):
    Reduce air and water pollution; Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Co-benefits (Social):
    N/A