I would like to add info on EV Charging stations on the Flying J file (and then to the Sheetz file). Is there a do not break the file option?
-78.818994,38.480044,Pilot Travel Center-98 Truck Parking Spots - I-81 Exit 251; 3634 N Valley Pke; Harrisonburg,VA 22802>540-434-2529
Where would I add EV Charging Station info?
I appreciate any assistance.
I think a Flying J with EV Charging file might be best. Users with EV vehicles need the EV data but may not otherwise care of a nearby Flying J without chargers.
This thought would be similar to the two files, Rest Areas and Rest Areas with Bathrooms.
Just a thought.
Rest Areas Combined-USA
Regularly updated POI csv file for the combined rest areas in the lower 48 states. IT ALSO INCLUDES SOME AK LISTINGS. This file ... on the GPSr will typically be "CA,I-5,SB,WILLOWS REST AREA, MM608" with the expanded information (COLUMN D) typically "RR, PT, VM, ...
POI file - mahoney - 10/17/2023 - 10:41am - 0 comments - 2 attachments
Rest Areas With Restrooms USA
This file is a subset of the Rest Areas Combined file. This file only includes rest areas with restroom facilities and a few Truck Comfort Stations with ... PT=Picnic Tables, VM=Vending Machines, Pets=Pet Walking Area, HF=Handicapped Facilities, RV Dump=self explanatory, Food=a restaurant ...
POI file - mahoney - 10/17/2023 - 10:39am - 0 comments - 2 attachments
Great idea for adding EV Charging stations. Just a suggestion. Why don't you use a GPX file and add a extra column for just EV Charging stations? . Should be able to use your present csv file data with a extra column and save as a GPX file using Extra Poi Editor.
I spent a lot of time planning a trip from Maryland to North Carolina, trying to ensure not running out of electricity.
Every Charging Network has lists, and mapping. There is no one list option, so you must search multiply apps to get things setup for a trip.
I will study the best sources of info and tinker with both solutions.
Bests Regards mike
me like I'm a 6 year old.
A person said it costs him 5.x cents per mile to charge at home, and drive his EV.
It's not possible to drive a car for 5.x per mile as the cost of gasoline.
Why isn't everyone driving an EV? My employer even has slow charging for free, but all the spaces are virtually empty except for Teslas and BMWs. they had to put signs where the chargers are, that anyone can park here.
I mean I want my next car to be a 6.2 liter V8 GM that gets 14 mpg. If someone can bridge the gap I'll listen.
The real story is at least for the near future EVs are a close to home vehicle. We charge our 2022 Bolt once a month (at home). The first trip to NC (400 miles) cost $12 and change for charge fees. BUT the work needed to plan that trip was a true pain. We spit the trip into a two-day outing. Our normal range is 320 miles on a charge just short around town driving. On the interstates a whole bunch less and there are no charging stations at every exit.
Until the infrastructure and battery capability gets filled in, There is nothing wrong with that V-8. I would not mind having a C8 in the garage.
Funny now that I am retired 350 miles a month is a lot for me. I probably wouldn't need a charge but once a month.
I recommend separate files. That's what I did for the Love's Travel Stop and Country Store file. Rather than just include the Love's locations that have a "Dog Walk" and/or RV hookups, I made separate files as listed.
Love's TS and CS locations (Has all the data)
Love's that have Dog Walks
Love's that have RV Hookups
I am considering compiling a Love's file that has EV charging stations. I have a question on Charging stations. I am a novice regarding these
Love's has 4 types of charging stations listed.
EV Level 2
EV Level 3 DCFC
EV Tesla Level 2
EV Tesla Level 3 DCFC
Would all 4 have to be listed or just show Charging Station locations?
Note: I also maintain the Sheetz file and if there is enough interest, I will consider compiling a separate Sheetz file. Maybe eventually a file showing ALL EV charging stations can be compiled.
My preference would be to have one file that has all charging stations. I realize this is a massive effort.
There is a database from the federal government that could form the basis for such a file. It is downloadable as a CSV file and it 20MB in size.
If Extra POI Editor was still working, it would be easy to create a POI file.
Look at this link
1. Non-Tesla EV Level 2 and Level 3 DCFC are equipped with J1776CSS connectors. To use a Telsa Level 2 or Telsa Destination charger the US cars need an adapter to make the hookup. Telsa cars are sold with a Telsa to j1776css adapter. Non-Tesla drivers must purchase the adapter for non-tesla to Telsa.
2. as of yet non-Tesla Cars cannot use Telsa superchargers. There are some projects to enable this.
A listing might look like:
Love name and address
Level 2 J1776/CSS (# of stations) (this would take care of level 2 and DCFC)
Tesla level 2
The is a single source listing but without GPS directions. If it could be used as some type of base
You can download the data in multiple formats (CSV Etc)
I have started adding EV Charging locations to a few of the files that I maintain. The format that I am using adds the words EV Charging to Columm C t0 those location that have that capability, The type of connectors that are available will be added to Column D. The types that I have seen are as follows:
CCS DC Fast Charging
CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging
For the Love's file, they will be listed as:
EV Level 2
EV Level 3 DCFC
EV Tesla Level 2
EV Tesla Level 3 DCFC
I will include the number of parking spaces if that data is shown.
The files that I am working on at this time are:
Love's TS-18 locations
Mike - I use POI loader so I can't comment about GPX file. Every , delineates a column in Excel. The max columns you can have is 4. The first 2 are GPS coords. The 3rd is what appears on the GSP screen when you are searching for something. The 4th will appear if you tap for additional info. (I have to look on my Nuvi to verify that - and it is cold outside). The distributed Flying J file entry looks like this ==> -87.478517,33.172903,Pilot Travel Center-125 Truck Parking Spots - I-20/59 Exit 76; 4416 Skyland Blvd E; Tuscaloosa,AL 35405>205-553-9710 <== you can add EV anyplace in column 3 or 4 but do not use a , to separate (they use a ; ). The hard part, finding the line to adding that EV to each one of over 800 entries. Depending on the info you have for EV, you may be able to automate it with Excel. Personally, I reformat the data using Excel so that I see only enough. (I also have to edit it first to get it separated into more columns to manipulate it in Excel) I.E., My final file appears as TRUCK STOPS so when I open it, The only info I need is the names Flying J, Pilot, Love's, in column 3. The rest is just noise when I am driving. If I need some of that info - like PROPANE, I code that maybe with just a P in column 3. Since my Nuvi is going to lead me to the place, I don't need the address or phone, so i put that info into column 4 so I can get to it if needed, but I never do except maybe for local where I know the streets. I guess if I had an EV I would place that info right up front - "EV Flying J" If you have a line of info for EV, PM me and maybe I can figure it out for you. It is all personal preferences and how you structure it.
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