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  1. Hi @Bo (ABRP) - forgot to tag you before - any chance of this change being implemented?
  2. Hi Paul, I just zoomed in really close, found an AC charge point (there was one just south labelled "Ecotricity - Travelodge") and clicked "Add this charger as waypoint". As to why it didn't try to route through it, I'm not sure. The 3.5 kW refers to the charger in the car. I think for the i3 that you selected it would be 7 kW or 11 kW. Still, that shouldn't affect the routing!
  3. I wondered why the charge times were so long, I thought it was a bug... it didn't occur to me that the "theoretical" 50 kW station I was attempting to charge from was giving me the time for 3.3 kW 😄 I use this feature for testing to see where the best places for future DC fast chargers would be. I agree, seems like a good request.
  4. I can confirm that all supercharger sites in Australia & NZ are at least partially CCS converted (100% of sites, and about 88% of stalls at last count). There are at least one under-construction site, which currently has no CCS stalls; however this site isn't open yet. I would be very surprised if it opened without conversion occurring. Spreadsheet where this has been tracked: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wTtPb02vWhi8RW_4VtsFyY34CWUoFzjPv-YXrZaJ9l4/edit#gid=0
  5. Hi Bo, I just wanted to say thanks for doing this - I've been updating the spreadsheet as new chargers come online and it's been working really well! A comments and a request: I'm planning on reusing columns J-M for other things. Don't worry, I won't shift/rename other columns! Is it possible for you to only import the rows which have "Operational" in column A? At the moment I have two separate sheets in the workbook, "Data" for Operational, and Coming soon" for In progress or Speculation. Both sheets have the same layout and I'd like to put all on the same sheet, but have ABRP only import the "Operational" ones!
  6. Thanks @Bo (ABRP) - that is brilliant! The only issue I can see so far is that some of the chargers already exist (from OCM) and so naming consistency is a bit off. I'm guessing existing stations take priority? If I update columns in the spreadsheet, will it overwrite? Which columns are you using for connector info? J-M or N-Y? I provided both because I wasn't sure which was best for you, but they provide the same info in two different formats. I can remove the unused columns.
  7. Hi @Jason (ABRP) - any further updates on whether ABRP can make use of this data?
  8. Good idea - similar to my suggestion here!
  9. Thanks Jason, I've created a Google Sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A6jrzPsrrUyWzEQ4HVpoaHK85cK3un0auG1b5Gc85NA/edit?usp=sharing Note that there is a second tab "notes", which contains some general background info. Specifically I've provided the plug data in two formats: Columns J-M and N-Y. Please let me know which of these formats works best for you (or something else entirely). Also if there are any more fields that you need. I'm also sharing this spreadsheet link with a few EV community groups for their comments, as noted on the "notes" page.
  10. More information that may be helpful - see this route: https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=83140118-fd1f-4a4f-924d-1820eb020e28 (Launceston, Tas, to Richmond, Vic) - basically the same as before but with another ~100 km of driving first. Note that the routing engine is happy for the route to be completed with an 85D boarding the ferry with 65% (despite this giving it less remaining range than a 75D at 100%, which fails - in both this example and the previous example). I'm not sure what this means but it might help to work out what the issue is!
  11. Update - I notice that the distance is displayed correctly now - 8 km, 436 km, 8 km (rather than 8 km, 436 km, -428 km). I'm not sure if something was updated, or if I did something different on my end. Everything else is the same though!
  12. +1 for this! There are slight differences between Australia and New Zealand, but there is enough overlap to group them: Our EV plugs are (common to Australia and NZ) J1772 (same as US - generally max 7.2 kW) Type 2 (same as Europe - generally max 22 kW) Tesla (same as Europe - generally max 22 kW) - can confirm both Australia and NZ use the European connector Our wall plugs are (with comments relating to Australia, not sure about NZ): 10A socket (max 2.4 kW) - referred to as "Type I" by Arthur - this is the common one that is in all households. 15A socket (max 3.6 kW) - described in the "Type I" link Arthur posted - not common generally, but in Australia it is the defacto caravan park standard, however I don't think this is the case in NZ. 3-phase socket (max 22 kW) - technically a "32A 3-phase socket" - not common generally, but is seen in industrial settings. However it has been used extensively in the Round Australia Electric Highway, making it very important for EVs. It exists in NZ but is almost non-existent. The fourth wall plug that should be included is the one Arthur mentions - CEE Blue - I haven't seen in Australia so I assume it's NZ only. I'll have a go at doing up some icons for these in the coming days, but here are some images: Picture of 10A vs 15A (very similar, probably can just use the same icon) Picture of 32A 3-phase:
  13. Description: If there are no suitable DC chargers on a route, permit the routing engine to use AC chargers to fill in a gap. Use Case: I live in an area with few DC chargers - I drive a 2012 Leaf and the nearest DC charger is 200 km away. AC slow charging is necessary for some of us! I've tested some routes which would be possible with an AC charge (and the charger appears on the map) but the routing engine doesn't use it, instead opting to fail to identify a route. This also applies to the Round Australia Electric Highway. This is a not a network of chargers in the traditional sense, but a collection of "dumb" 22kW three-phase power sockets which have been installed by enthusiasts around remote highways across Australia. The rationale behind them is that it will be a long time before DC fast charging comes to these remote routes and so these sockets will be the only available option for the foreseeable future. More info here: https://www.teslaowners.org.au/round-australia
  14. Thanks Jason! One of the organisations I've mentioned, Chargefox, is experienced in running EV charging stations so I expect they'll want to do something like this. I've logged a request with their support team. Of the others, the Queensland one is run by a government department and their chargers aren't managed from what I can see (they are free and not part of any charging network). They might not have the resources, or if they do, it might not be a priority for them. The NRMA network is kind of in between the two (they aren't an EV charging specific organisation, but they are taking a greater hands-on approach). Would the simple Google Sheets option be better for these locations? Any comments on "data provider to ABRP" vs "data provider to OCM to ABRP"? Obviously any site info that goes to OCM just flows on to ABRP without any effort from you, but are there any benefits to the provider interfacing direct to ABRP?
  15. Addendum to this: I’m happy to create a Google Sheet with the relevant site details if that is a quicker way of setting this up. I just need to know what fields are required and in which order. (Then later on as the relevant companies/government departments make their feeds available, a more long term synchronisation method can be set up.)

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