Real world language, not MPGe, Kwh, W-h but simple to understand.
We calculate range by taking the distance you have travelled and divide it by the battery you've used. Simple.
EV owners watch their battery % remaining. We give you the distance you can travel for each 1 % of battery remaining (d%b). Easy.
Want to know how far you can travel based on your past trips? How about based on your current battery %?
Each trip entered works towards your average range, efficiency and distance you can travel for each 1% of battery remaining (d%b). No guessing!
Efficiency for the real world takes your total range and compares that to the manufacturers stated range. No fluff.
Adding your trip to My EV App is easy. Tell us what distance you've travelled and what your starting and ending battery was. We'll do the rest. You can also indicate the weather and which accessories you turned on. A notes feature lets you remember anything of importance. Selecting a trip reveals more details.
This report provides key information about your trip like what your range would have been if you continued to travel. It also compares your potential range with your manufacturers range.
We all know that what we turn on during our trip or the weather affects the distance we can travel on a charge. So by indicating which accessories you used during this trip, we can help provide great seasonal based averages.
We make knowing how far you can travel easy. Just enter the distance you want to travel and we'll tell you, based on your averages, how much battery you'll need. Likewise, if you know the amount of battery you have left, you can enter it and we''ll tell you how far you can go. In both cases, we have a buffer of 5% to play it safe.
I never considered talking in terms of distance for each 1% of battery (d%b) remaining. Now it's hard to think the old way. I'm working my way to a d%b of 1.0. Thanks!
I found MPGe and Kwh per 100km as confusing, that made it difficult for me to plan a trip - all I wanted to know is what's my range for the battery I have? Now I feel more in control. My distance for each % of battery is 1.2 Kms - I'm working towards 1.3. Thanks.
Gasoline driven cars are measured by MPG, where you have 10 gallons of gas and can drive x miles. But with EV's we don't have gallons, we have size of battery.
So we've broken things down to the distance per each 1 % of available battery (d%b).
If I travel 50 miles and use 50% of my battery, regardless of the size of battery, I have a d%b of 1.0. Try to always get more than 1.0 of a d%b.
All of our EV's come with some sort of an efficiency reading. It's a complicated algorythm that's not reliable.
We make it simple.
When you add your vehicle to My EV App, you indicate the maximum distance your manufacturer says you can travel on a full charge.
We take that value and compare it to your potential range. This is real world and provides you with a lower but real efficiency rating.
Unlike gasoline vehicles, EV's rely totally on what's available in their batteries. Every electrical accessory that's turn on will have an impact on range especially at night or during the cold winter months.
So choose which accessory to put on wisely.
For instance, turning the A/C could impact your range by as much as 20% or heated seats by 10%.
In My EV App, we provide you the ability to indicate which accessories you used during a trip so that you can understand why one trip used more battery than another.
When adding a car, there's a field which asks you to enter the 'EPA or Est. Range on Full' which is actually very important. This is the manufacturers or EPA estimated range for your car on full charge.
The thing you need to be careful about is that the EPA may be way off reality.
The EPA may say your car will only travel 60 miles on a full charge but when you start driving it, you're always getting 90 miles.
This impacts your efficiency ratings.
We just thought it would be convienent for you to track the cost of maintaining your EV.
After you login the app select the 'Help' icon located on the main menu. Then choose 'Problem or Suggestion'.
Any updates we provide for a problem or suggestion you submitted is cc'd to you so that you see the progress our developers make towards resolving or implementing your submission .