Impractical to charge entire to 90% . Can get to 80% in about 40 minutes but next 10 % not worth extra longer waiting time Also British units does costs in euros not pounds Also names of some charging points differ from what is on Nissan sat nav in UK post code easier to programme some chargers in towns off motorway involving extra miles would be useful in knowing extent of detour time and miles illegal to stop on motorway and change route when driving
Hey Alastair, charger availability is a premium future, we offer a 14 day free trial period if you want to check it out: web.abetterrouteplanner.com/premium. I now understand your issue with adding the chargers by name. If you click the little icon next to the charger, see the image, and the round black ring, you will get more information like the address for example. Maybe that will work better to enter when the names differ? If you Nissan supports Android Auto or Apple Car Play we have applications for that to so then you can run ABRP directly on your navigator.
When arriving at location to charge and finding it in use and with a queue of waiting cars it would be useful to know beforehand of available alternative charging locations and their distance away particularly when the planner was set to say 10% charge on arrival . ie alternative charge points within a 10% remaining charge radius or what ever To do that just now was cumbersome particularly in the cold wet and windy north
In the north of England there are often only two charging units in motorway service stations . For example in Scotch corner one unit only has two CCS outlets and the other has one CCS and a single CHADEMO . Despite each having two outlets only one outlet can be used at a time for load reasons so if occupied one has to wait up to 45 minutes which on a busy road adds a lot to the travelling time so my tendency is to go for a full charge each time . Your planner assumes that there are plenty of charging stations in each location and that they are free and working when one arrives there. Not so I had to wait an hour at that location . There were plenty of unused Tesla outlets though
It’s a route planner but not a sat nav so you have to programme the car sat nav prior to driving as it’s illegal to stop on motorway . In doing so my Nissan sat nav did not recognise names of some charging stations and said could not find them . The Leeds park and Drive on Nissan sat nav has totally different name on the planner
I selected 4 charging points on iPhone and only 3 appeared close together on screen all in England and none in Scotland to extent that I gave up
Hey Alastair, have you taken a look at the advanced settings? There you can set the planner to plan that you maximumly want to charge to 80% under Battery and then Charger max SOC. There is also many other settings to tweak the planner to your preferences.
Currently we are just presenting the cost of charging in the unit that we gotten from our data source. We are working.
This last part I'm not sure if I understand fully, can you elaborate a bit on it?
"Also names of some charging points differ from what is on Nissan sat nav in UK post code easier to programme some chargers in towns off motorway involving extra miles would be useful in knowing extent of detour time and miles illegal to stop on motorway and change route when driving"