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Location Setup

Adding a Location

As you will see in the eDRV data Hierarchy each chargestation in eDRV is associated with a parent Location.

If you are setting up eDRV for the first time, you must first create a location for your chargestations. We all need a home 😊.

Add a location via the Dashboard

From the dashboard app.edrv.io

  • Navigate to the Locations page
  • Add a location
    (Note: we created a dummy location for you when you signed up. Please feel free to edit this for your purposes)

You will have to provide

  • Coordinates (latitude & longitude)
  • Address (Street, Post Code, City & Country)
  • Operator Name. (This is the name of the organization managing EV charging at this location)

Please see sample Location data values below:

  "coordinates": {
    "latitude": 52.394279,
    "longitude": 4.854706
  "address": {
    "streetAndNumber": "Rigakade 10",
    "postalCode": "1013BC",
    "city": "Amsterdam",
    "country": "NLD"
  "active": true,
  "chargestations": [],
  "_id": "5e85d15d0b293f471ecbf197",
  "operatorName": "Rockstart",
  "createdAt": "2020-04-02T11:49:49.387Z",
  "updatedAt": "2020-07-16T11:35:31.058Z"

Add a location via the API

You can of course also add a new location programmatically using the eDRV API if you have already completed the eDRV API Auth steps and have obtained an API token.

var request = require('request');

var options = {
  method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://api.edrv.io/v1/locations',
  headers: {
    accept: 'application/json',
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    Authorization: 'Bearer <access_token>',
  json: true,

options.body = {
  coordinates: {
    latitude: 52.394279,
    longitude: 4.854706,
  address: {
    streetAndNumber: 'Rigakade 10',
    postalCode: '1013BC',
    city: 'Amsterdam',
    country: 'NLD',
  operatorName: 'Rockstart',

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);


Once you have a location. Please make sure to assign a location to all chargestations via the Chargestations>Edit Chargestation>Select Location menu.

What’s Next

Now that you have setup a chargestation(and grabbed the connection URL), assigned it a location, it is time to configure your live chargestation to point it to eDRV