PEV Action Tool Map

PEV Action Tool

The Action Tool Map gives an overview of the range of actions a state DOT can take with respect to electric vehicle deployment. The map is divided into “Profiles,” which describe the level of DOT commitment to PEV deployment, and “Categories”, which describe the kinds of actions that DOTs can take. Regarding Profiles, the state DOT begins at a Starting Point, which is the catalyst for starting work on PEVs. It can then progress to becoming a Learner, Actor, and Leader. It is important to remember that Profiles are meant to be rough guidelines and will not neatly fit the actual work of a DOT; for example, a DOT may work on a single Leader action while primarily working on various Actor and Learner actions.

In addition to Profiles, the Actions Map is organized by Category. The agency begins working on more general actions like building external support and determining a plan of action, and eventually specializes in specific aspects of PEV deployment such as deploying charging stations.

Finally, each action is generally defined in order of succession and/or degree of complexity. For example, 2.4 Seek out and define PEV priorities with diverse, cross-sectoral stakeholders follows 2.3 Support communications and outreach by other electric vehicle stakeholders in the state because defining actionable priorities ought to come after the DOT has experience working with stakeholders.

The public value triangle can be found within the Categories. As seen on the Actions Map, building internal capabilities and external support and legitimacy building occur to the left. However, actions that create public value are spread out among various Categories. Specifically, defining the public value proposition occurs early on to the left of the map while actual public value creation occurs as agencies become more advanced Actors or Leaders and specialize in particular categories.

One key difference between the Actions Map and the public value triangle is that the Actions Map is depicted as being linear (i.e., progressing from Learner to Actor to Leader), whereas each component of the triangle relies on feedback for each of its actions. In fact, many of the earlier actions are meant to be continuous and ongoing even as the state DOT specializes in particular aspects of PEV deployment. Each time a DOT begins a new set of actions, it should revisit earlier actions (e.g., Actions 0.1 to 2.7) to build up external and internal support while carefully defining the desired outcomes. For example, Action 3.7 Explore and pilot test "next-gen" technologies, including V2G and wireless charging, the very last action on the list, suggests that the state agency revisit defining its objectives in PEV deployment.




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