Traverse the US via EV Charging Stations


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Esri has released a new animated map showing where electric vehicle charging stations exist along the US freeway system and how they are distributed throughout various states. Between high gas prices and $7.5 billion in funding approved for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, interest in electric vehicles has never been higher. But could you actually travel across the country using nothing but EV charging stations?

Using data from the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, Esri mapped every EV station within 5 miles of a US freeway that is more than 1,000 miles long and calculated the density of chargers along freeways in each state. As the video travels along I-40, I-80, I-5, and I-95, you can see how much of a gap exists between charging stations in each state.

 You can dig in and explore the data by freeway using this interactive app and learn more about the data and methodology behind the map with this ArcGIS Story Map

This animated map was made using Esri's ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe After Effects.  

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