you can check if a certain trip will work or not, sure at this points it's just assumption, but for people new to the EV world it helps a lot, because abetterrouteplaner makes better assumption as most people not familiar with the subject can do.I saw that too, but it doesn't really help much to do so.
The car is not out yet so the numbers are clearly assumptions. So what's the point of planning a route if you don't know the car's actual range in real world conditions?
exactly - it gives you an idea of roughly how many stops, for how long, and at what expense based on the information available. The intention is to understand how much of an impact charging has on a long trip to assuage my concerns, which honestly it did - especially since I could adjust the variables for "best" and "worst" case. I wasn't asking anyone for permission, I was simply passing on information I discovered that might be of use - namely that the cost calculation was way off. I know that I was stunned at how expensive a long trip looked compared to taking an ICE, and I am sure other novices were too.you can check if a certain trip will work or not, sure at this points it's just assumption, but for people new to the EV world it helps a lot, because abetterrouteplaner makes better assumption as most people not familiar with the subject can do.
Sure maybe it says that you arrive with 25% at your destination and in reality, it will be 18% or 33%, but who cares, you don't have to plan you trip for xmas 2022 yet in all details. Just get a feeling with some grain of salt.
What i always get from people not familiar with EVs is, that there is no charging infrastructure and in my part of the world (Switzerland) this is a Joke, i cannot throw a stone without hitting a fast charger. They are everywhere.
abetterrouteplaner is also great to show you that or in your case maybe show you that this is an issue.
Also great apps to get a feeling is, PlugShare or Chargemap (my favourite) to see how the infrastructure is around me.
To be clear, i have nothing to do with abetterrouteplaner, i simply think it is a great tool, specially for people not yet have an EV to find out what works for them. But if you think it is a waste of time, then let it be.
ABRP has the Mach-E’s math wrong. It is based on an estimate using the full battery capacity of 98.8kWh instead of the usable 88kWh. They have to adjust this now that official numbers are out.I tried the app and website - A Better Routeplanner and I was a bit surprised at the results. Plugging in a hypothetical trip from Woodstock, NY to Key Largo, Fl gave me a 29 hour trip which included 9 charging stops of about 5.5 hrs. and total of 1450 miles. The real kicker though was the projected cost on the EA network. $184 which works out to about 12.5 cents per mile. My Subaru (I know, Woodstock tree hugger mobile) gets 30mpg and the national average is $2.13 per gallon. So allowing for highway price gouging and using $2.50 a gallon would only cost around $120 or 8 cents a mile. I did notice there seemed to be a wide range of cost per charge along the route.
So if I understand that correctly I would be looking at more charging stops.ABRP has the Mach-E’s math wrong. It is based on an estimate using the full battery capacity of 98.8kWh instead of the usable 88kWh. They have to adjust this now that official numbers are out.