eMobility calculator

A new tool has been launched capable of estimating the infrastructure requirements and the potential impact of electric transportation in cities over the next 30 years.

The eMobility calculator provides cities with a clear map of EV, grid and road infrastructure installation and maintenance requirements.

For instance, the platform helps cities to achieve carbon emission and traffic congestion reduction goals through electrifying private cars, public buses and other fleets, as well as increasing the number of charging stations.

According to the eMobility calculator, a city like Los Angeles (LA) would need to install up to 100 EV chargers per week through 2050 to accommodate an all-electric vehicle landscape.

The tool suggests that the amount of energy consumed by EVs will peak in 2035 in Los Angeles hence the majority of planning and investments need to start now.

By adopting more shared eMobility options like electric vehicles and public transport, LA could reclaim 720,000 square feet of land, which equates to enough space for over 500,000 new homes.

Julia Thayne, innovation and technology for cities, Siemens Cities Center of Competence, said: “The advent of new technologies and business models provides city decision-makers with an opportunity to redefine what is working in their cities and to reinvent what’s not.

“This tool is intended to map a clear pathway of how a city can shape its mobility networks to achieve long-term sustainability, both environmental and economic.”