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EVTripPlanner for dummies?

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by scaesare, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

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    OK, so what's the trick to making EVTripPlanner recalculate a route when I modify the waypoints?

    I don't need to hit a supercharger 35 miles form my origination, so I delete it.. yet I can't figure out how to force the steps/map to recalc...

    :confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. liuping

    liuping Active Member

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    Once the super chargers are added via the "route thru superchargers" button, you can delete a few, and click "route direct" and it will go though the remaining superchargers in the list.
     
  3. scaesare

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    I've done that. Just tried it again.

    I have deleted the Milford CT supercharger from my route, yet the "Steps" tab still lists it.

    Although I DID manage to get it to remove the Bethesda, MD charger I deleted earlier from the steps, but not sure how I managed that when it won't delete other chargers...
     
  4. liuping

    liuping Active Member

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    It works consistently for me. As soon as I click "route direct" after removing the superchargers I want to skip, the steps update.

    It might be worth trying a different browser, just in case it's not refreshing correctly for some reason.
     
  5. scaesare

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    Have done that too. Two different browsers (Chrome & IE) on two different machines on 3 different networks with 3 different ISP's.

    Here's a snippet of the page AFTER I've edited the waypoints and hit the "Route Direct" button (and get the little animated horizontal barber pole graphic while it's thinking):

    evroute.PNG

    Note Milford is NOT listed as a waypoint, yet remains in the steps...

    :cursing:
     
  6. Candleflame

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    is the guy still working on the site btw? Some of the newer chargers aren't on there and it would be nice to set supercharging levels and tripstartSOC on there.
     
  7. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    #7 Max*, Oct 8, 2015
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    I read here something about him going off to college.
     
  8. Cyclone

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    One thing I've noticed is that you cannot change the address of anything with the "plug" logo, or else it still will include the original entry when Route Direct is clicked on. I tried that when I was planning a trip and wanted to account for charging at a friend's house. I used a nearby Nissan dealer's entry and changed the address, but the steps still took me to the Nissan dealer. If you enter an address, it has to be on a lettered entry rather than a plug entry. Perhaps this is what the zoo is experiencing?
     
  9. scaesare

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    Interesting.

    Although as I noted above, at some point I WAS able to get it to delete the Bethesda MD supercharger from the route, and that was one of the "plug icon" locations... So I dunno....
     
  10. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I find that I need to start over again, which can be a bit tedious when planning a long trip.
     
  11. scaesare

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    Well that seems to have worked.

    It appears that in making several changes to the route, at some point it just got stuck.

    Thanks CHG-ON!
     
  12. Cyclone

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    Deleting is not a problem, changing the location of a plug entry is. But as you found, easiest to just start over.
     
  13. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Ben is still working on the site. I corresponded with him about an issue with maps zooming within the past week.
     
  14. JenniferQ

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    Ditto that. I also corresponded with him about the zoom features of the map being covered up by the charger icons and he moved those to the other side of the map now. Very responsive. Send your concerns/thoughts and he will probably implement them.
     
  15. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    All I know is that I am thankful that a college student did this for all of us in his spare time. Thank you Ben!
     
  16. JenniferQ

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    Ha! From what I read he did it all while applying to college and then got into Stanford! As one with a senior, junior, and sophomore in the house right now, that is a lot of extra work as a high school student. Kudos, Ben.
     
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    from my experience at university (and i did a very intensive course) there is more than enough time to run a website. xD
    Kudos for him though, I assume he's just an EV fanatic? College student doesnt really fit the description of a Tesla driver...
     
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    His Dad had one and they worked on the project together initially. Andy, when you chat with Ben next, please give him our regards, thanks, and well wishes.
     
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    I emailed and asked him to add the P90D, if he has time. At the moment, only P85 is on there to choose from.
     
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    There is a place on the EV Trip Planner website to donate to Ben's college fund. Thanks would be a great way to show our appreciation.
     

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