Simplifying Data for Transportation Electrification
Electrica makes it easier to understand complex problems by guiding and equipping advocates and funders with data-driven information for transportation electrification. Whether your ambitions are to effect change in the U.S. at the national, regional, state, or local level, Electrica provides easy access to over 90 data sets and multiple scenarios through which to explore opportunities to advance transportation electrification. Shaped by a diverse group of transportation electrification colleagues, Electrica has been informed by the community for the community.
The active version is Electrica 1.0. Data was last updated in August 2021.
Making Data-Driven Decisions
Explore opportunities to accelerate transportation electrification across the U.S. and within states. Electrica allows you to rank states based on factors such as share of the auto market, auto employment, number of people who are exposed to truck pollution, or a combination of these and many other factors. Use the tool to define priorities and explore the results by choosing a scenario or creating a custom one. Use the findings to inform your strategic electrification efforts.
For any scenario, adjust the weight of 11 different factors that influence how states rank in relation to each other. The community chose factors that encompass the variety of issues that a user may want to consider when presenting or exploring the role of vehicle electrification in a state or region. The combination of factors address the relative need for electrification, the potential benefits in the state and nationally, and how quickly and ambitious a state is likely to be in shifting the market. The 11 factors are EV policy momentum to date, in-state political opportunity, state influence on federal policy, climate impacts from transportation, EV market potential, vehicle market influence, auto industry employment, utility engagement, corporate influence, air pollution and systemic health inequities, and oil opposition.
Dig in deeper by individually weighing 90 data sets and explore why different states are important to advancing vehicle electrification. Choose to ignore market momentum to view which states are critical going forward, regardless of where they currently are on their transportation electrification journey. Compare specific regions, or across a few individual states to see which opportunities are greatest.
Example chart showing how factors in a scenario stack up to create overall state results
Source: ElectricaTool.org Version 1.0,
In Partnership With
Shaped by a diverse group of transportation electrification colleagues representing environmental, equity, labor, utility, communications, consumer, health, and philanthropic organizations, Electrica has been informed by the community, for the community.
Thanks to the Tool's Advisory Committee for providing guidance: Alexa Diaz (Forth),
Katherine Stainken (Electrification Coalition), Kathy Harris (Natural Resources Defense Council), Margarita Parra (Clean Energy Works), Terry Travis and Shelley Francis (EVHybridNoire),
Alex Florin (Energy Foundation), Karen Laughlin (Heising Simons Foundation),
Prodipto Roy (Energy Innovation).
Electrica has financial support from the Heising-Simons Foundation,
Energy Foundation, and ClimateWorks Foundation. The tool was developed by Hovland Consulting, Chicane Labs, and Angela Bonarrigo & Associates, LLC. Thanks to data partners:
Atlas Public Policy, BlueGreen Alliance, and Electrification Coalition;
additional data is acquired from publicly available sources.
“Amazing job taking in so much input and data. Super powerful. Looking forward to the follow-up discussions this provokes.”
“If you love maps and data charts to inform your strategy decisions for electrifying all transportation in the U.S. this is your tool! Electrica is an incredible tool that presents complex data sets behind accelerating of electric mobility in each state of the U.S.”
“I am excited to use Electrica to create scenarios that illustrate opportunities in the states we are committed to. Electrica will also help us leverage our findings to make the case with colleagues and philanthropy for both policy action and building capacity.”
“This will be very valuable for shaping strategy, both independently and in partnership. I’m very eager for future conversations about how we as a community can explore strategy together.”
“Electrica is an impressive and powerful resource that succinctly aggregates a significant amount of data, and allows the users to create their own scenarios to identify policy priorities and opportunities across geographic regions.”
“This will be very valuable for identifying big opportunities that we didn’t have the tools to recognize in the past and that we as a community should consider better resourcing.”
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