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Quite frankly I find the ecotricity map nothing short of a real pain in the backside to use for a journey plan or even overview of what's where in terms of rapid charging.

A simple Google Map with their locations plotted on to it would be great, is this possible using publicly available data? Has anyone done it?

For just ecotricity rapids, nothing else.

I know it'd be kind of doing their job for them, but their "new" map format seems to be here to stay, and it's horrid.
 

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Go to the page, view source. Quick search for Membury will take you to the right place. All the data is there in XML format.

Bit of time & patience with Maps api, job done. ;)
 

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Quite frankly I find the ecotricity map nothing short of a real pain in the backside to use for a journey plan or even overview of what's where in terms of rapid charging.

A simple Google Map with their locations plotted on to it would be great, is this possible using publicly available data? Has anyone done it?

For just ecotricity rapids, nothing else.

I know it'd be kind of doing their job for them, but their "new" map format seems to be here to stay, and it's horrid.
Get yourself an Android phone:

https://speakev.com/threads/android-app-ev-charger-locations.1724/#post-14492

Think I may start restart working on this again when I get back from my hols in August.
 

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That's cool, although when I zoom in the hot spots seem to get smaller?
 

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hah yeah - and larger if you zoom out.
Seems that it only works for a fixed zoom - oh well.
 

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The other problem with the map is where Ecotricity are doubling up on Rapid Chargers.

As far as I can see there is no way on the map to identify sites that have two chargers as against one charger.

Another rather important point is a way to distinguish at the doubled-up rapid charger points if both chargers are working, or only one, or none.

For example, last week Beaconsfield was shown green. That was true, but only one charger was working - the second one looks like it may not have been switched on yet, but you can't tell this from the maps.
 

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Selection down the side, CCS, AC Rapid, AC Fast, Chademo. I don't care if there's other connectors at a particular site, just the ones my car can use. Also, I don't care if there's two pumps for my car and one is faulty, I do care if there's two pumps and BOTH are faulty (i.e. it goes red if I select chademo and both chademo pumps are broken. If one is up and one down, stay green). That way, when they triple and quadruple in future you only ever see a red if ALL the pumps for your car are down.
 
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I don't care if there's other connectors at a particular site, just the ones my car can use. Also, I don't care if there's two pumps for my car and one is faulty, I do care if there's two pumps and BOTH are faulty (i.e. it goes red if I select chademo and both chademo pumps are broken. If one is up and one down, stay green). That way, when they triple and quadruple in future you only ever see a red if ALL the pumps for your car are down.
Knowing how many chargers are working, and how many are faulty I consider almost essential if planning a long journey.

If you had a quadruple site, and three were faulty, that definitely would influence planning on a long journey.

If a site justified four chargers and only one is working, you could pretty well guarantee that, at best, you are in for a long wait, and would be better planning to charge at an alternative site.
 
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