Charging location and holistic planning kit

The Charging Location and Holistic Planning Kit (CLICK) is a straightforward online tool for cities and city planners to choose the location of their electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It can help you optimise the location by matching users’ needs, preferences, and habits with the existing charging technologies and typologies available in the market.

CLICK was developed through our EU-funded User-Chi project. Through is project, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Berlin, Budapest, Rome and Turku all trialled this kit and helped to contribute to the final version.

Before you access the tool, it is absolutely essential that you consult the CLICK Handbook, which explains how to use it.

You can access the click tool at the following link:

How does it work?

The CLICK platform allows cities to plan the location of new charging infrastructure based on:

  • User-defined planning areas (e.g. city boundaries)
  • Custom preferences (e.g. degree of coverage, different options for specific AC-, DC-, and HPC technologies)
  • Variable application of influence modules such as different points of interest, road networks, existing charging infrastructure, and much more.
  • Option to fill the created modules individually by drawing, uploading, or automated-fetching of data from

Based on the information collected, the CLICK platform can provide a recommendation for the charging infrastructure extension. The platform estimates the optimum charging infrastructure to be deployed in subdivided cells: number of charging points, preferred technologies, etc.

What does it offer?

Users can revise their inputs and calculate different scenarios. CLICK also offers interfaces that can be fed with actual use data of charging infrastructure within the cities and planning areas. This will enable a post-planning process of monitoring use and enable the demand-oriented expansion of the charging infrastructure network, considering actual usage.

The added value of the platform is its capacity to automatically look up basic as well as geographical information on public sources (e.g., OpenStreetMap) in order to fill out as many aspects with available information as possible to guarantee easy use.

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