Associated with the ZEV Alliance, the Charging Infrastructure Business Case Assessment Tool (CIBCAT) has been designed to assess the business case of a project to install public charging at a single site in any market across the globe. The tool provides an assessment over a ten-year period (the assumed lifespan of the chargers), providing common financial metrics for the project.
The user needs to provide details on the chargers and associated costs for the project. They can also add a PV array and Battery Energy Storage System if desired. Projections of power prices and chargepoint utilisation should also be provided. The tool produces a cashflow statement, along with charts of performance at the site over the ten-year period. The tool is pre-populated with case studies in Canada, China, India & Netherlands.
To download the tool, please click here.
(Depending on your security settings, macros in the downloaded tool may be disabled by default. For the tool to work macros must be enabled. To do this, you will first need to extract the tool from the Zipped folder that it downloads in, saving it to your preferred location. You can then follow the following guidance to unblock macros in the file on a Windows machine: A potentially dangerous macro has been blocked – Microsoft Support)
To view the user guide, please click here.
CIBCAT Tutorial by Greg Payne, Principle Technical Specialist at Cenex:
On Thursday 7th December, Cenex in collaboration with ICF, hosted the Understanding the Business Case for EV Charging Infrastructure Webinar to share knowledge and insights into new research conducted on behalf of the ZEV Alliance. The webinar discussed the Understanding the Business Case for EV Charging Infrastructure Report and the associated Charging Infrastructure Business Case Assessment Tool (CIBCAT) for commercial vehicle electric charging infrastructure including market analysis and insights.
To watch the webinar, please click here.