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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = charging_station
Charging station.svg
Description
A station that supplies energy to electrical vehicles.
Rendering
Charging station.16.svg
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
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Status: In use

Charging stations supply energy for electric vehicles, like gas stations do for conventional vehicles. There are some different types of charging stations. E-Bikes e.g. can be charged at an domestic wall socket.

How to map

Add a node Node at the centre of the charging station. Add the tag amenity=charging_station to the node.

Tags to use in combination

Like the amenity=fuel tag, it is helpful to add the location of the amenity=charging_station. At a later time, specific details of the amenity=* can be added. "Refueling" cars takes a long time depending on volts and amperage of the station. Providing the number of vehicles that can be charged at the same time through the capacity=* tag will be the next most useful tag.

Electric vehicle charging is such a young market that the standards are changing rapidly. Mappers that do not use the technology will have a hard time sorting the details of the sockets, voltage, amperage, and billing networks. Operators of electric vehicles may need a toolkit of adapters for the types of sockets and charging systems that are used in their local area. A network of Wikipedia-16px.png Tesla Supercharger Stations on Wikipedia cross the US as of November 2014. Tesla Motors is challenging other high speed DC charging standards with these stations.

  • operator=*
  • capacity=* (The number of vehicles which can be charged at the same time. The total number of sockets can be higher.)
  • ref=*
  • amperage=* (The maximum current rating.)
  • voltage=*
  • fee=yes/no (Yes if some or all customers have to pay a fee for using the station.)
  • fee:parking=yes/no/interval (Whether you have to pay a parking fee or not. If the fee must be paid only on certain hours, the same syntax can be used as for opening hours.)
  • opening_hours=*

Socket

There are some charging stations which have several different sockets or cables. Therefore it is necessary to have the possibility to enter the count for every type thereof.

The red CEE sockets define the available current by their different diameters of the circular housing, so they are different sockets. Usually, the red CEE sockets found are 16 A or 32 A.

Tags Definition Photo Notes
socket:cee_blue=* Number of blue CEE sockets Charging station-socket cee blue 200-250V 16A.JPG IEC 60309 P+N+E, 6h earth pin, blue, 220–240 V AC, colloquially known as CEE blue. Commonly used for power supply in camping sites in Europe.
socket:cee_red_16a=* Number of red CEE sockets with 16 A current IEC 60309 3P+N+E, 6h earth pin, red, 350–415 V AC, 16 A, colloquially known as CEE red.
socket:cee_red_32a=* Number of red CEE sockets with 32 A current Chargingstation socket cee red 400v 32a 3phases.jpg IEC 60309 3P+N+E, 6h earth pin, red, 350–415 V AC, 32 A, colloquially known as CEE red. Commonly used in Germany.
socket:cee_red_64a=* Number of red CEE sockets with 64 A current IEC 60309 3P+N+E, 6h earth pin, red, 350–415 V AC, 64 A, colloquially known as CEE red.
socket:cee_red_125a=* Number of red CEE sockets with 125 A current IEC 60309 3P+N+E, 6h earth pin, red, 350–415 V AC, 125 A, colloquially known as CEE red.
socket:nema_5_15=*

socket:typeb=*

Number sockets accepting NEMA-5-15P plugs Domestic AC Type B USA.jpg IEC type B or NEMA 5-15R receptacle, and NEMA 5-20R receptacle, accepting NEMA 5-15P plugs, 110–127 V AC, 15 A. Commonly used in the Americas and Asia.

The user must generally provide a portable "Level 1" trickle charger and connect it between the socket and the vehicle.

socket:nema_5_20=* Number sockets accepting NEMA-5-20P plugs NEMA 5-20R.jpg Similar in appearance to NEMA-5-15, but has a T-shaped socket on one side, and can supply a higher current.

The user must generally provide a portable "Level 1" trickle charger and connect it between the socket and the vehicle.

Many older ChargePoint stations have one of these behind the locking front panel.

socket:nema_14_30=* Number of NEMA 14-30 sockets NEMA 14-30 2P+N+E, 208 V or 240 V AC, 30 A. L-shaped neutral blade. Commonly offered in the USA.
socket:nema_14_50=* Number of NEMA 14-50 sockets NEMA 14-50 2P+N+E AC, 208 V or 240 V, 50 A. Straight neutral blade. Offered in some places.
socket:schuko=* Number of Schuko sockets Chargingstation schuko steckdose.jpg IEC type F, or CEE 7/3 socket (taking a CEE 7/4 plug), also known as Schuko, 220–240 V AC, 16 A. Used in continental Europe.
socket:bs1363=* Number of BS 1363 sockets IEC type G, or BS 1363 socket, 220–240 V AC, 13 A. Used in UK and many Commonwealth country domestic premises.
socket:type1=* Number of cables with Type 1 plugs Blink charger.jpg IEC 62196-2 Type 1 or SAE J1772-2009 plug, colloquially known as Yazaki, Level 1: 120 V AC, 16 A; or Level 2: 240 V AC, 80 A. The cable is permanently attached to the charging station and plugged into a lockable receptacle on the vehicle. Commonly used in the USA.

Most public charging stations in the US provide Level 2 charging at up to 30 A but some are limited to 16 A.

socket:type1_combo=* Number of cables with Type 1 combo plugs. IEC 62196-2 Type 1 or SAE J1772-2009 combined charging system plug, with 2, larger, extra pins for DC charging.
socket:type2=* Number of Type 2 sockets Chargingstation socket VDE-AR-E-2623-2-2 mennekes detailed.jpg IEC 62196-2 Type 2, or VDE-AR-E 2623-2-2 socket, colloquially known as Mennekes. Common in Europe.
socket:type2_combo=* Number of Type 2 combo sockets VW eGolf 2014 (13058674474).jpg IEC 62196-2 Type 2, or VDE-AR-E 2623-2-2, combined charging system (CCS) socket, with 2, larger, extra pins for DC charging.
socket:type3=* Number of Type 3 sockets Colonnine.jpg IEC 62196-2 Type 3, or EV Plug Alliance, socket. Note that there are multiple connector sub-types here. Also known as SCAME connector, particularly in Italy.
socket:chademo=* Number of cables with CHAdeMO plugs CHAdeMO Plug VacavilleDavisStDC2.jpg IEC 62196-2 Type 4, or JEVS G105-1993, colloquially CHAdeMO. The cable is permanently affixed to the charging station and plugged into a lockable receptacle on the vehicle. A Japanese standard that provides fast DC charging not available in the other base IEC 62196-2 types, but likely to be supplanted by the IEC 62196-2 combo connectors.
socket:magne_charge=* Obsolete, but still installed in some places; included for the sake of completeness.
socket:tesla_standard=* Number of cables with Tesla standard plugs Cs us tesla socket super charger hose.png Tesla proprietary charging plug.

Found on post-roadster cars.

socket:tesla_supercharger=* Number of cables with Tesla standard plugs at Supercharger station Cs us tesla socket super charger hose.png
See also Tag:amenity=charging station/Tesla Motors

Tesla proprietary charging plug, medium voltage DC, high current, fast charging, only at Tesla Supercharger charging stations.

One of three fast DC charging systems competing in the USA.Link to others

socket:tesla_roadster=* Number of cables with Tesla roadster plugs Tesla Roadster plug. Available at some public charging stations, but generally not commercially.

Vehicles

For providing the information, which types of vehicles can be charged.

  • bicycle=yes - electric bikes (also called pedalec) can be charged
  • scooter=yes - electric scooters can be charged
  • car=yes - electric cars can be charged
  • truck=yes - electric trucks can be charged

Authentication

Some charging stations require authentication, even if charging is for free. Different operators use different authentication mechanisms for their charging stations. Some charging stations even support several authentication mechanisms, and the user can choose which to use.

Payment

You can use the values for payment like in amenity=vending_machine.

Examples

Image Tags Notes
Gevelsberg - An der Drehbank - AVU 06 ies.jpg amenity=charging_station
operator=RWE-Effizienz
capacity=2
socket:type2=2
amperage=32
authentication:short_message=yes
ref=BA-1214-3
Vattenfall Laderstation.png amenity=charging_station
operator=Vattenfall
capacity=2
socket:type2=2
socket:schuko=2
amperage=32
authentication:membership_card=yes
ref=11016
Ladesäule eins.JPG amenity=charging_station
operator=eins Energie in Sachsen
capacity=2
socket:type2=2
socket:schuko=2
car=yes
scooter=yes
amperage=32
authentication:membership_card=yes
authentication:short_message=yes
Sockets at the side of the charging station. There is on each side one schuko and one type2 socket:
Ladesäule eins Seite.JPG

The text in the display changes and informs about amperage and the authentication via SMS or RFID membership card. The covers on the sockets get unlocked after a successful authentication, so you can plug in the charging cable.
Cs us blink socket type1.jpg amenity=charging_station
operator=Blink
name=Blink
covered=no
capacity=1
socket:type1=1
amperage=16
voltage=120
bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
wheelchair=yes
fee=yes
parking:fee=no
payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes
ref=Unit #:4
The socket is attached to a coiled hose on the front of the charging station:
Cs us blink socket type1 hose.jpg

Like a regular US gas pump, the connector can be picked up before using your payment card.
Cs us blink chademo.jpg amenity=charging_station
operator=Blink
name=Blink
covered=no
capacity=2
socket:chademo=2
amperage=30
voltage=240
bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
wheelchair=yes
fee=yes
parking:fee=no
payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes
ref=Unit #:1
The socket is attached to a high hanging hose on each side of the of the charging station:
Cs us blink chademo hose.jpg

Like a regular US gas pump, the connector can be picked up before using your payment card.
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United States

The following table provides an example of tags to consider and how they can be added to a node when mapping a amenity=charging_station. The first row of the table shows a minimal set of useful tags to add to the amenity=charging_station node. Building up a detailed set of tags may take more time to gather than you have time for during an area survey.

Image Tags Notes
Sema connect green.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1
Adding just the amenity=charging_station tag to the node adds the amenity to the map. The capacity=* is useful because of long "fueling" times. Some stations support two or more "nozzles". The capacity=1 tag states how many cars can be served from the station at the same time.
Sema connect blue.jpg

The SemaConnect Charge Pro station provides a status beacon to approaching cars. A blue status color means that the charger is available. A green status color means that the charger is in use.
Sema connect charging.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1

bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
covered=yes
The type of vehicles are another set of useful tags to add to the minimum station information. Pedestrians are not allowed in the parking garage where these units are located. Bicycle and scooters more than likely will not be supported. Adding the covered=* tag helps the driver find more desirable charging locations.
Sema connect operator.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1

bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
covered=yes

operator=Phoenix Plaza Building
name=SemaConnect Network
SemaConnect/SemaCharge encourages building owners and employers to install charging stations. In this case the operator is the Phoenix Plaza Building. The name=* tag may be useful for network identification. Some of the possible networks are
  • AeroVironment
  • Blink
  • eVgo
  • SemaCharge
  • GE WattStation
  • ChargePoint

One of the confusing aspects of the network is the network used for billing or location purposes.

Sema connect payment.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1

bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
covered=yes

operator=Phoenix Plaza Building
name=SemaConnect Network


payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes
Sema connect payment rfid.jpg
One of the confusing aspects of these charging stations are the payment options. It looks like the network sets some of the payment options. Some networks allow guests but charge more for each unit dispensed. A network may also provide 1-800 operator payment, rfid "tap" charging, mobile phone applications, or a web site as a way to reduce the number of network cards that you must carry.
Sema connect payment add fee.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1

bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
covered=yes

operator=Phoenix Plaza Building
name=SemaConnect Network

payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes

fee=yes
parking:fee=yes
The fee=yes tag was added along with a tag for the required parking building fee. There are some sites that do not charge a fee for the "fill-up". The charging station may be more of a marketing feature of the site than a revenue generating station. In this case, fee=no would be useful. You would want to add one of the authentication tags. The payment account is used to safely turn on this system to protect against electrocution. In addition to the "fill-up" fee, a parking:fee=yes tag was added. The first three hours are $1 an hour. After the first three hours, then rate changes to $3 an hour.
Sema connect charging leaf.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1

bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
covered=yes

operator=Phoenix Plaza Building
name=SemaConnect Network

payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes

fee=yes
parking:fee=yes

socket:type2=1
amperage=30
voltage=240
The Nissan Leaf has its charging hood open. The left side of the hood has a receptacle for a chademo plug that is still covered. The J1772-2009 receptacle has a type1 plug connected to it.
Sema connect charging socket type1.jpg
Both an amperage=30 and a voltage=240 tags were added. This information is harder to come by. The 30 and 240 values sound correct based on a commercial site location.
Sema connect charging ref.jpg amenity=charging_station
capacity=1

bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
covered=yes

operator=Phoenix Plaza Building
name=SemaConnect Network

payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes

fee=yes
parking:fee=yes

socket:type2=1
amperage=30
voltage=240

ref=Station #901981 A
wheelchair=yes
Two more useful tags at this site. The station reference number starts with #901981. One unit has an A and the other has a B added to differentiate the two units. A wheelchair=* tag was added. The stations are wheelchair accessible. The parking spaces have diagonal yellow strips making the required room for a wheel chair.
Cs us blink socket type1.jpg amenity=charging_station
operator=Blink
name=Blink
covered=no
capacity=1
socket:type1=1
amperage=16
voltage=120
bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
wheelchair=yes
fee=yes
parking:fee=no
payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes
ref=Unit #:4
The socket is attached to a coiled hose on the front of the charging station:
Cs us blink socket type1 hose.jpg

Like a regular US gas pump, the connector can be picked up before using your payment card.
Cs us blink chademo.jpg amenity=charging_station
operator=Blink
name=Blink
covered=no
capacity=2
socket:chademo=2
amperage=30
voltage=240
bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
wheelchair=yes
fee=yes
parking:fee=no
payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes
ref=Unit #:1
The socket is attached to a high hanging hose on each side of the of the charging station:
Cs us blink chademo hose.jpg

Like a regular US gas pump, the connector can be picked up before using your payment card.
Cs us tesla supercharger.png amenity=charging_station
operator=Blink
name=Blink
covered=no
capacity=2
socket:tesla_supercharger=2
amperage=30
voltage=240
bicycle=no
car=yes
scooter=no
truck=yes
wheelchair=yes
fee=yes
parking:fee=no
payment:credit_cards=yes
payment:debit_cards=yes
ref=Unit #:1
The socket is attached to the center of station:
Cs us tesla socket super charger hose.png

Like a regular US gas pump, the connector can be picked up before using your payment card. This is still a work in progress based on http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2776570644

Gallery

See also

There are some websites, where you can find charging stations (do not copy from other maps) :

Charging places

If there are many charging stations at one single place, they can be combined into a single charging place using a Charging place relation.

Old tagging

amenity=ev_charging - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!