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In Canada and when my IPace needed a charge, it prompts me to go to a ChargePoint location... I know my area only has 2 public EV stations (at an IKEA - thanks IKEA) and a Mall. However my IPace showed over 20 locations... upon review I recognized them as residential homes. This is a massive privacy and data breach that MUST be dealt with swiftly. I’ve heard that ChargePoint says you must opt-out of sharing data including location and it’s a double edged sword... ChargePoint collects data from the charging station that they in turn can use and share with electric utilities and for debugging - and that may be ok with owners (ok with me) but sharing my home location publicly is NOT OK.

Please comment your thoughts and if this is only a Canada issue.
 

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In Canada and when my IPace needed a charge, it prompts me to go to a ChargePoint location... I know my area only has 2 public EV stations (at an IKEA - thanks IKEA) and a Mall. However my IPace showed over 20 locations... upon review I recognized them as residential homes. This is a massive privacy and data breach that MUST be dealt with swiftly. I’ve heard that ChargePoint says you must opt-out of sharing data including location and it’s a double edged sword... ChargePoint collects data from the charging station that they in turn can use and share with electric utilities and for debugging - and that may be ok with owners (ok with me) but sharing my home location publicly is NOT OK.

Please comment your thoughts and if this is only a Canada issue.
Normally those are people who have volunteered via PlugShare.com to help EV owners if they are in a bind. This is less common in the USA.

https://recargo.freshdesk.com/suppo...c-charging-location-or-share-my-home-charger-

Many EV companies get their data from PlugShare and ChargePoint is one of them.
 

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I probably should volunteer, except we have 3 EVs that need plugs and we are surrounded by L2/L3 CCS chargers.
 

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My ChargePoint app clearly states the home charger is only visible to me. (USA)
Correct. Only if you go through the steps to list your home as an EV charging station will it appear on the map.
 

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To clarify, Plugshare is fairly old in EV years. There was a time when there were very few places available to charge your EV, and EVs typically only had a 80 mile range. There were very few owners compared to today, so they tried to help each other.

So people volunteered their homes to help fellow EV travelers. I imagine that in Canada this would have been far more critical than in the US, but you will still find US volunteers.
 

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Correct. Only if you go through the steps to list your home as an EV charging station will it appear on the map.
Yes exactly I opted not to share because my charger is inside the garage and although the cord is long enough we may not always be home and we are in a gated community so access would be a problem. The privacy policy was very clear when I setup the charger in the app.
 

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Yes exactly I opted not to share because my charger is inside the garage and although the cord is long enough we may not always be home and we are in a gated community so access would be a problem. The privacy policy was very clear when I setup the charger in the app.
It's not that important anymore, at least in urban/suburban areas. There are a number of CCS and L2 chargers in Temecula now. That was not always the case.
Seems there are about 20 home chargers in your general area.
 

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In Canada and when my IPace needed a charge, it prompts me to go to a ChargePoint location... I know my area only has 2 public EV stations (at an IKEA - thanks IKEA) and a Mall. However my IPace showed over 20 locations... upon review I recognized them as residential homes. This is a massive privacy and data breach that MUST be dealt with swiftly. I’ve heard that ChargePoint says you must opt-out of sharing data including location and it’s a double edged sword... ChargePoint collects data from the charging station that they in turn can use and share with electric utilities and for debugging - and that may be ok with owners (ok with me) but sharing my home location publicly is NOT OK.

Please comment your thoughts and if this is only a Canada issue.
When I setup my chargepoint home charge I recall a question in the app asking if I wanted to publicly share my chargers location and I set it to no. I just double checked and my home charger doesn't show available on plugshare or chargepoint.
 

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When I installed my charger in my home around three years ago, there weren’t many around so I offered mine up to PlugShare to help encourage others to go electric. Over that time I was asked only once for a charge and we stood around in the driveway chatting while his Tesla put in another 25kms to get him home.

Once I added another one at work and saw on plug share that there were literally thousands of them around in commercial locations, I took my residential one off the site and added my work one. The work one gets regular use on the weekends and people will throw a few dollars through the letter slot in thanks.

So I don’t think it is an invasion of privacy, but rather a choice to share or not.

KEEP ON CHARGIN!
 

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I am in Canada as well and bought a Charge Point. It asked me if I wanted to make my charger public. I said no, and it does not show up public.
 
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