[Talk-GB] Electric vehicle charging points

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 21 12:11:00 UTC 2020


On 21/07/2020 12:10, Chris Hill wrote:
> Leccy car drivers need to know if the point is working. Apps from the 
> charge point suppliers and from others such as Zapmap try to keep 
> drivers informed about the availability and condition of the point. 
> OSM doesn't have that info and can't update it in real time. Some 
> leccy cars have this live info built into their satnav.
>
> There's nothing wrong with adding charging points. I expect people 
> wanting to actually use them will look elsewhere for more info than 
> OSM can reasonably supply.

That's a moot point.
That's the equivalent of saying drivers needs to know if a car park is 
full or a commuter wants to find out if the 08:12 to Oxford has been 
cancelled.

DaveF



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