Tag Archives: Charge Point Databases

Charger Status Text Notification

As I sit here, in my office at home, it is 2200hrs and I have just read a thread on the Leaf Talk forum. http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.php/13784-Proposal-A-Txt-based-service-to-keep-us-updated-on-rapid-chargers  The thread is saying how annoying and unhelpful it is that we, EV drivers, have no reliable way to determine if a public charger is working or not and so … Continue reading Charger Status Text Notification

EV Charging Should Be PAYG or Free

As stated in the strategy document on Low-Carbon Transport the government has stated that it will develop a National Chargepoint Register (NCR). This all made sense when it was announced but that was before the various Plugged in Places had launched their various subscription schemes each requiring a membership fee to be paid and each … Continue reading EV Charging Should Be PAYG or Free

Why a central database of charge points will never work

It has been claimed by some that there are over 70 databases of electric vehicle charge points in existence right now and this number is going up every day. As an EV owner I need to have easy, quick and accurate information about the location and availibility of charge points. If I am running out … Continue reading Why a central database of charge points will never work

We Don't Need a Central Charge Point Database

UPDATE 11/12/2011 00:04:Since posting this post a lot has happened that has forced me to reassess the situation. The government has launched its own national charge point database and to be honest, in my opinion, it is not loooking good. Many new databases, web sites and apps have spung up offering to provide EV drivers … Continue reading We Don't Need a Central Charge Point Database