In 2019, updates to the Cape Cod Regional Policy Plan (RPP), Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDs), and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) were adopted. All three of these regional plans recognize the importance of addressing climate change in the region and expanding the infrastructure needed for an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to support future EV adoption and growth. Increasing the number of EVs on Cape, and access to the charging stations needed to power them, is one strategy residents and visitors can use to decrease Cape Cod’s carbon emissions. The RPP includes a planning action for the Commission to conduct a GIS screening analysis of potential electric vehicle charging station locations.
As part of the development of the Cape Cod Climate Action Plan, this screening analysis was conducted to understand the baseline of charging infrastructure on Cape Cod. The siting analysis was updated in July 2023 to reflect additional stations that came online since the adoption of the Climate Action Plan.