CLICK – Charging Location and Holistic Planning Kit
CLICK in a nutshell:
CLICK is an easy-to-use online tool for the top-down location planning of charging infrastructure, whose purpose is to optimize location planning of new charging infrastructure in cities and TEN-T corridors, matching the users’ needs, preferences, and habits with the existing charging technologies and typologies available in the market.
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 POIs, road networks, existing charging infrastructure, and many more…
- Option to fill the created modules individually by drawing, uploading, or automated-fetching data from OpenStreetMap.org.
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.
Furthermore, CLICK will offer interfaces to be fed with actual utilization data of charging infrastructure within the cities and planning areas. This will enable a post-planning process of monitoring utilization 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 usage.
CLICK will be demonstrated in Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Berlin, Budapest, Rome and Turku.
CLICK is designed for cities and city planners.
What’s new with CLICK?
CLICK successfully finished the first testing phase and is entering a second and final testing phase starting in August 2023.
CLICK v0.4 is currently available at https://click-platform.eu/
CLICK v0.5 will be published in August 2023.