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Supercharger Database

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by napabill, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. napabill

    napabill Active Member

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    I'm not the one to do this, but what about creating a Wiki spreadsheet for each Supercharger station that people could post probable dates and times of planned usage? Would be nice to see in advance of a trip, that the Barstow station has planned usages during the morning, but not in the afternoon on a given date. This wouldn't be a reservation system so much as information. Perhaps could include email/cell phone info for those making entries. So I'm driving down I-5, I can call someone who is planning on a 11 AM charge at Harris Ranch to see how it's going.

    But like I said, I'm not the one to do this. And TimDorr lives in Atlanta so not sure he'd be interested in tracking Superchargers in CA. Any volunteers?
     
  2. ratsbew

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    Why not just use Google Map Maker??? That seems like the best way to compile a worldwide up-to-date database.
     
  3. ratsbew

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    In Google Map Maker, all you have to do is click on the red "Add New" Button, drop a marker, and then type "Electric..." and it will auto suggest "Electric Vehicle Charging Station".
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Hopefully Tesla will address this with in-car ability to see if the charger is occupied. It would be tough to rely on something like this but could be useful. People might feel as though they've reserved the charger though but others won't even know about the system and may get there first.
     
  5. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    System lets them start, but disconnects them when you get there.
     
  6. napabill

    napabill Active Member

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    Precisely.
     
  7. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I thought we were talking about a wiki where people post when they plan to use a charger?

    For Tesla's system, I don't think people would appreciate getting kicked off the charger. You couldn't move their car anyway if they weren't standing next to the car.
     
  8. agileone

    agileone CDN P#40

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    You have just described the specs of the Android application / web app I am planning to build ?

    Now, if Tesla would build a supercharger within 200 miles of my location, maybe I would feel more motivated to do so ... :)
     
  9. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Sounds simple enough that could just add it as adjunct to something like... teslamotorsclub.com. Quick database plus a few buttons.
     
  10. napabill

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    Should have put a smiley after our comments. I, at least, wasn't being serious.
     
  11. TurboFroggy

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    Recargo already has it covered...

    http://www.recargo.com They already have the ability to add and search for Superchargers as well as other charging sites.
     
  12. napabill

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    But it doesn't tell you about planned usage in the future, for trip planning purposes.
     
  13. jcstp

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    anyone wanting to making an app is free to use the openchargemap database
    Superchargers are in the database too
     
  14. EchoDelta

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    Chargepoint allows reservations for their network on their app. (I thought it was plughsare but...). I would very much prefer if one of the existing apps with consumer traction added the feature e.g. Plugshare, Recargo.

    The simplest way to do this is to publish an open calendar from gmail or the likes for each supercharger; and expose it as a link in charger descriptions in OCM (openChargeMap). Even with a custom app as the UI, this would be the most flexible and standard storage backend.

    I would expect Tesla to include this in their app eventually. In addition I expect the onboard software to tell you expected availability of superchargers in range in some cool way. Knowing where cars are, which way they are going and their charge state adds interesting data for the Tesla heuristics.
     
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    you can suggest it here Open Charge Map - Discussions

    i;-)
     
  16. Seattle

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    I can't get search results on recargo only for superchargers


    If you search for tesla superchargers, it seems to show any j1772 sites. Open Charge Map : The open, global database of electric vehicle charging locations
    does correctly seem to search for superchargers. There seem to be rumors of superchargers elsewhere, but I only see the original 6 in cali.
     
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  18. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Those 6 are the only SCs so far. We're eagerly awaiting news of some in the Boston--DC corridor.
     
  19. Seattle

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    Hi, I know you were kidding, but I'm actually in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle. I saw my first mod s "on the road" last week, driving around newport hills, a grey one with paper license in the window. I need to get a move on with the nema 14-50 because I just got the mail saying mine is coming in Dec! I was a little afraid of losing the 7.5k rebate (now I'll get it this year!) and the state sales tax exemption for wa state will be there too.

    To get slightly on topic, I'm hoping to hear about a plan for superchargers between seattle and the natural routes from here:
    1. i5 on the way to portland
    2. i5 on the way to vancouver, bc
    3. 1 or 2 on the Olympic peninsula route
    4. i90 east, maybe one at snoqualmie pass, one towards spokane
    5. one on us 2 on the way to stevens pass

    There are lots of j1772 charging spots around puget sound. My office, which is rapidly filling up with leafs, has several j1772 and one nema 14-50 but sadly are not public.
     
  20. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    @seattle, I am in Bellevue too. What is your res number? Did you get your car yet?
     

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