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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects City of Seattle Department of Transportation In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Making the Business Case for Smart, Shared, and Sustainable Mobility Services

The City of Seattle is working with Atlas Public Policy to accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in shared-mobility applications and subsequently establish best practices for use in all U.S. metro regions. The project will identify and test techniques for effective PEV deployment and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation for use by ride hail drivers and shared mobility companies. This project is partnering with four major US pilot markets: Denver, New York, Portland, and Seattle.

As of 2019, the City of Seattle and its project partners have created a strategic deployment plan, developed a geographic information system (GIS)-based prioritization model for EVSE site selection and compiled reports and tools into the EV Shared Mobility Playbook. The EV Shared Mobility Playbook includes the following tools: The EV Shared Mobility Analysis Tool, Seattle’s Dynamic Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Siting Model, and several dashboards developed in coordination with Atlas Public Policy . In 2020 the project will deploy additional EVSE, continue outreach, and evaluate the impacts of implementation strategies in different regions.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$1,982,000 award from DOE

$6,214,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • Western Washington Clean Cities
  • Empire Clean Cities
  • Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition
  • City of Seattle
  • Atlas Public Policy
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of New York
  • Forth
  • Eluminocity
  • ReachNow
  • Seattle City Light
  • Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment
  • EVGo
  • General Motors/Maven
  • NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
  • Uber
  • Portland General Electric
  • Brink