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Putting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Where People Will Actually Use Them

By October 31, 2019 November 7th, 2019 No Comments

Excerpt of full story written by Jim Henry, Forbes, originally published on Oct 31, 2019

There’s a lot of science — or should be, at least — behind where, exactly, to put a rapidly growing number of electric-vehicle charging stations.

Automakers, electric utility companies, local and state governments and other parties are embarked on a charging-station building binge, ahead of a hoped-for increase in EV adoption.

StreetLight recently announced it’s working with global electronics giant Siemens AG on a project to analyze where the Silicon Valley city of Santa Clara, CA should put additional, publicly available EV charging stations, part of a city Climate Action Plan aimed in part at facilitating the phase-in of electric vehicles.

“Santa Clara doesn’t want to just build as many charging stations as possible,” said Laura Schewel, StreetLight CEO and co-founder. “They want to push development in certain places across the city.”

Read about StreetLight’s EV analytics in the full article on Forbes.com