Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

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Re: Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:32 am

This is a good suggestion, which has already been posted several times. A simple search for "electric charging" brings up a few threads. Please remember to search before (re)posting. Thanks!
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Re: Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:52 pm

I collected some thoughts together on this subject and posted two new reports to bugzilla which you can vote on, if you have that ability.

https://bugs.waze.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6456
https://bugs.waze.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6458
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Re: Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:43 pm

I think it would be better to be able to select the types of fuel that a station offers in the editor. This would allow us to be able to add CNG to Gas Stations that offer it as well as places that offer EV Charging Stations.
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Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby DLLHell » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:35 pm

Please add a Landmark type for Electric Vehicle chargers. There's a growing community of EV drivers that are using Waze and looking for chargers rather than gas stations. And chargers are relatively rare and often searched-for, versus gas stations that are pretty much on every corner and I suspect rarely searched for.

Perhaps Waze could partner with PlugShare.com and auto-populate the Waze map, either as a one-time thing or a dynamic thing.
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Re: Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby fboleto » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:44 pm

Any news on this?

I have an electric car, and this feature would be EXCELLENT :)
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Re: Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby rodolfopaiz » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:58 pm

AndyPoms wrote:I think it would be better to be able to select the types of fuel that a station offers in the editor. This would allow us to be able to add CNG to Gas Stations that offer it as well as places that offer EV Charging Stations.


While that's a good and reasonable idea, I do think it applies only to "gas stations" as currently exist already. EV charging stations are usually a whole different animal, very infrequently associated with other fuel types, and often colocated with other businesses.

I think it's best to modify "gas stations" as you suggest, but also to add an "EV charging station" landmark type. Eventually we'll need to know what kind of connector and power each charging station can supply, as well as the cost and associated network (if any), so adding the "EV charging station" type now will allow it to be improved later on in ways which are necessary, but not directly compatible with the "gas station" type.

For now, how do we describe an EV charging station when creating one in WME?
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Re: Add Landmark for Electric Vehicle Charger

Postby rodolfopaiz » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:00 pm

I tried to log into Bugzilla, but there seems to be no way for me to create a new user... is it limited-access to only certain people?
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