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I suggest to add a way to select charging networks as preference as an addition to the current selection of connector type and charge power.

I suggest that you partner up with the charging network owners to ensure that the list of charging stations are always up to date.

In Denmark, four networks dominate: Tesla, Clever, e.on and Ionity. Additionally, I would suggest that you add Plugsurfing (and similar services that give access to multiple networks).


Use Case: 

// As a PEV user I want to plan charging stops on my trips based on the chargingn network subscription(s) I pay for so that I avoid pay-per-use charging stations and manual charge planning //

The reason for this feature request is that a lot of us have subscriptions to a specific charging network and therefore prefer to use that to reduce the charging costs.
I already use abrp for longer trips.

But when I drive in Denmark (where my e.on subscription covers), I always manually adjust the suggested charging stations to avoid the ones I do not have a subscription for.

When I go outside Denmark, I would prefer to be able to instruct abrp to use plugsurfing to make sure I only go to chargers where I can use the rf-id chip to charge.


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That's implemented already!

Klick on a charger, select "Prefer or avoid..."


and select


Edited by edgarw

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On 1/21/2020 at 2:12 PM, leobaillard said:


I can't seem to find this option the new UI. Is this planned to be implemented? If so, do you have an idea of the timeframe?

It's not there (yet, hopefully).

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On 12/24/2019 at 2:18 PM, edgarw said:


It seems that the german translations of the five options are not always translated analogous:

English ABRP - German ABRP - german expression translated back into english

1) Use exclusively and prefer - Berücksichtigen und ausschließlich benutzen - Consider and use exclusively 

2) Use exclusively - Ausschließlich benutzen - use exclusively 

3) Prefer - Berücksichtigen - consider

4) Don‘t care - Egal - no matter

5) Never use this network - Dieses Netzwerk ignorieren - Ignore this network 

@Jason (ABRP)

I think the translation into german has to be improved to make the options more understandable. Prefer (bevorzugen) and Consider (berücksichtigen) are not the same and lead to misunderstanding. Also ignore (ignorieren) and Never use (niemals nutzen) are different meanings.

Are these options for the actual routing only or do they have influence always until the selection for the corresponding network is changed?


Is there a priority weighting between ‚use exclusively‘, ‚prefer‘ and ‚use exclusively and prefer‘? What happens with chargers during the route planning which are ‚don’t care’?

Please give me an example for each of the five options to get a better understanding how they influence the route planning and how is their priority compared to other options.


Thank you very much.



Edited by TomTomZoe

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Thankfully, this is easily fixed! We're not really experts in German, so we're very reliant on you to help us with this.  If you could submit a pull request with these fixes to our Translations repository, that'd be very helpful!


As far as what each does:

  1. Use Exclusively and Prefer - You can have multiple "use exclusively" networks, which limits your travel to those.  Prefer puts this network above all other exclusives.
  2. Use Exclusively - Only use this network (and others marked "use exclusively").
  3. Prefer - Put this network before others when planning
  4. Don't Care - Leave it neutral
  5. Never Use - Prevent us from planning with this network.

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I did like you suggested @Jason (ABRP), I just created a pullrequest: 🙂

I reformatted German for better editing according to the order of en.json, made some linguistic adjustments and corrections, and add new strings for 4.0.11 release.

This was the first time in my life I used git and GitHub 😎. I hope I havn't made any serious Beginner errors in the operation of GitHub. 😨

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