EV Station Finder USA&CAN is an Android application for USA and Canada, which calculates a route and shows electric loading stations with electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), along this route with a given maximum distance to the route or within a circle with a given radius around a location. The location may be obtained by the location service of the phone or an address entered by the user.
The EVSE stations along the route can be restricted to the vicinity of refuelling stops, whose distance from each other is the cruising range with the achievable loading state of batteries at refueling stations, which often is lower than 100% of the capacity of the batteries.
The To Address of a route request is now the final end address without waypoints separated by semikolon. Waypoints can be added in arbitrary order to a list. If stations are already found, a selected station can be added to the list. The next route request shows the loop way from the route to this station.
In Settings of the action bar the user can configure the start action, which is shown at start of the app. The start action can be the Route Request or the Circular Search of charging stations. The start action may be shown or executed immendiately applying the last used search criteria.
The following navigation systems can be used to navigate to a selected point of the route or a selected EVSE station:
The list of stations can be saved to sd card. It can be imported to navigate to a selected station. This is done without using the internet.
There is a free version EV Station Finder USA&CAN and a paid version EV Station Finder USA&CAN Plus.
EV Station Finder USA&CAN Plus provides additional functions for maintaining station data.
Maintaining consists of downloading station data from a web site to external storage (as sdcard), updating from external storage and resetting to the initially installed station files.