tankerkoenig platform allows you to monitor the fuel prices with tankerkoenig.de from within Home Assistant and setup automations based on the information.
One sensor entity will be created for each fuel station within the given radius and for each configured fuel type in it.
You can also add additional stations manually, referencing them via their IDs. To find out the ID for a given fuel station, you can use the TankstellenFinder tool.
To use this sensor you need an API key from tankerkoenig. Go to tankerkoenig API and click on API-KEY in the top right, fill out the form and request a key. The API is free, but requests should be limited to less than once every 5 minutes.
It is recommended to choose a radius that doesn’t return too many fuel stations. The Terms & Conditions of tankerkoenig.de specify that the API is not meant for massive data fetching, but it does not explicitly mention a limit. Having a maximum of 10 monitored fuel stations is recommended, and a warning will be issued otherwise.
To enable this platform, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry tankerkoenig: api_key: YOUR_API_KEY radius: 1 fuel_types: - "diesel"
The types of fuels you want to track. Allowed values are
[“e5”, “e10”, “diesel”]
The latitude of the gas station to list.
latitude of your home zone
The longitude of the gas station to list.
longitude of your home zone
The radius in km. in which to search for gas stations. Cannot be less than 1.
The time interval in seconds to poll the server for new data. You should not put values lower than 5 minutes here; otherwise you risk your API key being blocked.
This is a full example of the platform:
tankerkoenig: api_key: YOUR_API_KEY fuel_types: - "diesel" - "e10" latitude: 52.51627 longitude: 13.3777 radius: 1 scan_interval: "0:10:01" stations: - 8531b393-1e42-423b-cb4d-e4b98cff8a0c show_on_map: false
Assuming there are only two fuel stations within the specified range and location, you would get six sensor entities: