Dashboard: Mapping the U.S. electric vehicle supply chain
Why a Dashboard?
An important topic of Charged is the geography of the global EV supply chain and the need for domestic policies to expand domestic production, from mine to factory. This dashboard tracks the growth of the U.S. EV supply chain.
Using the Dashboard
Open the left side panel to filter the supply chain. "Type to Filter" can search facilities by manufacturer (Ford, Tesla, LG, etc.). Sites can also be selected based on their Status, Activity, and Product. Click on an individual facility for more information.
Open the search panel to see the legend, filter, and search the map.
Open this side panel to see a list
of sites in
chain. (It lists only sites currently visible on map.)
♦︎ Partial Operation; Under Construction
♦︎ Piloting Operation
♦︎ Planned Project
♦︎ Rumored Project
♦︎ Under Construction
Thanks to Arzy Abliadzhyieva for her help in assembling the dataset underlying this map.
Some Tips for Using the Dashboard
How do I open the search panel? Open the search panel, located at the upper left corner of the map.
Want to see where Ford's or Tesla's EV manufacturing sites are? Open the search panel and type "Ford" or "Tesla" into "Type to Filter." This strategy can filter the map based on any key word.
Want to see mines that supply critical minerals for batteries? Open the search panel, expand "Mfg Activity" and select "Extraction." To see mines that supply lithium, further narrow the search: expand "Mfg Product" and select "Lithium."
Want to see a list of the supply chain sites? Opening the right side panel shows a list of all sites visible on the map. Selecting the ✜ in that list will highlight that site on the map and open up its detailed pop-up window.
Want more details about a particular site? Selecting an individual site opens a pop-up with further information, including timeline, production levels, and additional resources.
Want to see close-up satellite imagery of a site? Select an individual site and open the Google Earth link.
James Morton Turner, Charged: A History of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future (University of Washington Press, 2022). email@example.com