EValuate is a unique approach to state-based policy analysis developed by Atlas Public Policy in coordination with state government agencies. The tools give users a large, comprehensive relational database to inform program development and evaluation. This data-driven approach to policymaking empowers agencies with decision-relevant information quickly and helps them tell compelling stories to their audiences.
We’ll do our best to make the datasets we collect for EValuate downloadable because we believe publicly available data should be accessible. To that end, we’re prioritizing the sharing of our work on electric vehicle registration data from state departments of motor vehicles. We know this is one of the most valuable datasets in the transportation electrification space and we think the data should be accessible to all.
Below is EValuate for the states of New York and Colorado. If you’re interested in creating an EValuate for your state, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EValuateNY demonstrates the value of using data to gain insights into the effectiveness of public policies and activities. Working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Atlas uses EValuateNY to better understand the rapidly evolving electric vehicle market throughout New York. EValuateNY is a unique approach to policy analysis, using readily available software, Microsoft Power BI and Excel. The tool assembles several categories of information related to the electric vehicle market and equips users with the ability to gain insights and create compelling visuals quickly. The tool is also designed to be easily updateable, so its value is growing over time. In 2016, Atlas worked with NYSERDA to promote the value of EValuateNY through a blog series on The Energy Collective. You can download EValuateNY from NYSERDA’s website here or from the EV Hub SharePoint site.
EValuateCO is a comprehensive dashboarding tool that provides insight into the current state of vehicle electrification in the state of Colorado. The dashboard allows people to view information on EV deployment, current statewide EV infrastructure, and details on charging use for a selected number of CAC funded stations. It is a great resource for anyone seeking information on vehicle electrification in Colorado. You can explore the EValuateCO tool here.