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Best ccharging map in UK

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by hiroshiy, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Active Member

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    Hi, what is the best charging map in UK, for L3 and L2 chargers? Could you recommend the one you use most? I can find via Google but not sure which ones are accurate.

    Disclosure:I have a similar app in Japan and would like to talk with them (UK charging map) re licensing.
     
  2. Jebus

    Jebus Member

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    Zap Map seems to work pretty well for me so far plus they have a really nice app and filters for connectors/networks/charge speed.

    Plug share seems ok and works with the tesla browser too but doesn't look as nice as Zap map...
     
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  3. arg

    arg Member

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    OpenChargemap is the other one not mentioned above: http://openchargemap.org/site/ combines official and crowd-source data.

    Zap-map Map of charging points for electric car drivers in UK: Zap-Map is run by the same people who have the contract to run the National Chargepoint Registry on behalf of the government National Charge Point Registry (NCR) - UK Government Database

    So if you want a source of UK data, the NCR is the place to go - available under a free government license.

    OpenChargemap has slightly more coverage due to crowd-sourced additions.

    Plugshare has a different dataset as it includes home chargepoints where owners are willing to share, but generally has fewer public locations.

    On the other hand, the NCR dataset has rather too many locations: it includes quite a number which are 'owner only' (included in the dataset simply because they got government grants for the installation).
     
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