JOBS EVSE 2.0 is designed to allow users to quickly estimate the economic impacts associated with the development, construction, and operation of electric vehicle charging stations, also called electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). The impacts range from job creation to ripple-effect economic activity, such as local spending.
Built on the Excel-based platform common to other Argonne JOBS models, JOBS EVSE 2.0 permits users to estimate economic impacts for individual states, regions, or the United States as a whole. The tool contains default input values, but users can override default data with their own data for more project-specific results. Compared to JOBS EVSE 1.0, release 2.0 permits the user to model installations containing multiple charger types (e.g., Level 2 and DCFC 50kW) in a single run, as well as higher powered chargers.
More details about the tool, including assumptions used in the model, are contained in the spreadsheet. To view a Clean Cities introductory webinar about the tool, go to https://cleancities.energy.gov/webinars/#28469. A presentation documenting the use of the model may be found here.
Although JOBS EVSE 2.0 focuses on charging stations and the infrastructure immediately upstream from them (the two right-most hexagons in the figure below), it considers the entire energy supply chain—from power plant to charger—in calculating impacts. Note that impacts also include recurring expenditures for electricity, network and data fees, operating and maintenance and administration, as well as potential revenues and access fees.
JOBS EVSE 2.0 was developed with funding from the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.