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Planned Route

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sublimaze1, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    (forgiveness if this has been asked before)

    I can easily plan a route ... while inside my S, but cannot seem to find a place while sitting at my desk to do the same.

    Sure I can use google maps, etc. ... but is there an easy solution that takes care of knowing

    a) where the SC are
    b) stops for charging(s) added to total time

    ???

    WJ
     
  2. Chickenlittle

    Chickenlittle Active Member

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    Would love to see trip planning in phone ap
     
  3. cgiGuy

    cgiGuy Member

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    I usually export CSV data from EVtripplanner and then add in my charge time on a spreadsheet. I echo Chicken's sentiment, though.. would be nice to have an app that lets you not only plan, but also tracks what the actual trip was like for comparison.
     
  4. cpa

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    Since I am a computer boob, I prepare a spreadsheet using EVTripplanner with the data I wish to capture and then print it out and carry it with me. I use a pencil(!) to record my actual results to compare with the estimates. Alas, there is no way to estimate additional charging time. But I generally use a rule of thumb (if the battery state of charge is < 25%) that 30 minutes charging will add about 120-130 miles of range if you are receiving 115-118kWh from the git-go.

    I drive at the speed limit or slightly beneath the speed limit, so your style may very well be different. I have found after 4 road trips in the past year that 500 miles on the interstate takes about 10 hours total time, including charging stops and finding the SC. This assumes that your personal needs like eating and restroom usage are simultaneous with charging.
     
  5. mejojo

    mejojo Member

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    a) Superchargers can help at a very high level. Use the "circles" to see what SCs you can skip.
     

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