|Nissan Leaf GPS display showing charging stations|
denoted by a blue 120v Plug.
Would you like Nissan Leaf drivers to see your charger on their GPS map so they can charge at your location?
The short answer is to click on this link and submit your charger's location to NAVTEQ.
Keep reading for the long answer and the how-to...
The Nissan Leaf's GPS display can show the driver where charging stations are...and route you to one if you need (the little blue 120v plugs on the screenshot above denote charging stations). Nissan has a process of collecting and verifying the list of charging stations to ensure they show charging stations that you can use.
What's the difference between Networked Charging Stations & Non-networked Charging Stations?
|System diagram describing charging station telematics|
- Non-networked electric vehicle charging stations are not connected to the Internet...that's why they are also known as "dumb" chargers. If you want other people to know where you installed them...like Nissan Leaf owners, you have to manually enter the charger's location on the proper map.
- Networked electric vehicle charging stations from companies like Coulomb Technologies or Blink are always connected to the Internet...that's why they are called Networked. When Networked charging stations are installed, they are "commissioned"...which places the charging station on a searchable map and shows if the station is available or in use...in real time!
How does Nissan collect charging station data?
|Nissan Leaf GPS display showing detail after |
clicking on a blue plug icon
- Coulomb Technologies
- Blink Network
- and others...
Nissan's preferred method of adding a charging station to their database
|NAVTEQ Map Reporter with target menu choice underlined|
- Visit NAVTEQ Map Reporter website: www.mapreporter.com
- When the map loads, it will display the city nearest to your current location, in this case Chicago:
Double-click to zoom in to the location on the map where the missing EV POI is located. Click and drag to scroll the map if you need to. Continue to zoom in by double clicking until the grey zoom level indicator on the left indicates Detail.
- Left-click once on the road at the location where the EV POI is located. The road will change color and a pop-up balloon menu will appear.
- Click on OTHER CATEGORIES from the pop-up balloon menu. The following new panel will appear on the left side of the screen.
- Select Electric Vehicles from the pull-down list for “Select an item to change.”
- Select Add Charging Station from the pull-down list for “Report the issue”. A new set of fields will now appear in the middle of the panel.
- In the “About the station” section, select the connector type from the “Connector” pull-down list.
- Select the feed type from the “Feed type” pull-down list.
- Enter the number of connectors at the EV station in the “Qty” box.
- If known, check the boxes appropriate to EV station features. If you check the “Payment required” checkbox, the system will show additional checkboxes for the credit cards accepted.
- Enter any additional explanation or details not captured above in the “Additional details about your map report” box.
- Click the checkbox next to “Click for attach a screen view”. This will include with your report a screenshot of the current map view you are viewing. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear just below the “Attach document or image” link.
- If desired, you may attach a document or picture to your map report by clicking the “Attach a document or image” link.
- Click the Browse button next to “”Your map system.” The following Navigation System Finder window will appear:
- Select Factory Installed In-vehicle from the “System type” pull-down menu that appears.
- Select Nissan from the “Manufacturer” pull-down list.
- Select Leaf from the “Model” pull-down list.
- Click the OK button below the window.
- If you want to receive updates on status of the resolution of this missing POI, enter your email address in the “Your E-mail address” box. Although it is not required, we recommend that you do so, so that you can receive email updates on the status of your map report.
- Click the Send Report button to submit your report.