PennDOT Electric Vehicle Mobility Plan

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Electric Vehicle Mobility Plan, an important element to Pennsylvania’s state EV infrastructure strategy, serves as a five-year strategy for PennDOT to support the expansion of electric vehicles throughout the state.

HNTB led the development of the statewide Electric Vehicle Mobility Plan for PennDOT to help the state expand its EV strategy with clear equity and climate goals and benchmarks. The plan is being incorporated into the state’s EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan, a requirement to receive funds from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program.

Understanding other states’ EV strategies as well as U.S. EPA and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory best practices, HNTB incorporated state-of-the-art information into the plan.  In addition, HNTB assessed industry trends and technologies and developed a process to estimate air quality to forecast expected benefits from EV adoption.

Foundational to the study were equity best practices and considerations for making electric vehicles a viable option for transportation in disadvantaged communities and for those with disabilities. The study included an analysis of the state’s current network of charging locations and facilities to determine gaps – especially for interstate travel, routes of significance and corridors to 326 destinations.

Although the focus of the plan was on light-duty vehicle charging for long-distance travel, HNTB also explored medium- and heavy-duty charging, emergency travel and commuter travel.