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A Better Routeplanner - anyone using this?



  • Registered Users Posts: 793 ✭✭✭MichaelR

    Tried to plan a trip from my home in co. Limerick to Belfast with my Kia Soul EV 2019, which is clearly over range.

    It came up with charging at Ionity, the most expensive optoon, despite the charge being needed on the M/N7 close to Dublin, which has quite a few ESB chargers.

    Is this tool sponsored by Ionity, I wonder?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,122 ✭✭✭crisco10

    I assume it defers to Ionity because Ionity is (generally) faster than the other options. If you want, you can change your network preferences in ABRP to avoid Ionity entirely, or to "prefer not" etc etc

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭eddhorse

    Yes you can avoid all ionity if you like.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    You can modify that by moving the slider called "Charging Stops" from "Quickest Arrival" towards "Short but many" etc (or "Few but long" if it suits). If it still picks Ionity, just block the provider as mentioned above.

  • Registered Users Posts: 793 ✭✭✭MichaelR

    Thanks, I was able to block Ionity though it was tricky. Now, where do I play around with speed? Can't find that in the UI...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    It's there - called Speed under Settings. Maybe it's easier on a desktop than the app?

  • Registered Users Posts: 793 ✭✭✭MichaelR

    Thanks but I am on a desktop!

    So the idea is I set maximum speed to a lower value and see what this does to the range etc?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    Exactly. Works well too as ABRP works off a table of consumption/100km based on your car model.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,360 ✭✭✭Fingleberries

    If you refister for an account (even a free one), you can use the desktop version to do all the fiddly bits about your car, probable additional weight, etc. Then it's saved when you use it on your mobile and you can just plan your routes then.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,953 ✭✭✭innrain

    It should not be difficult. Here I made a mock up route for my Kona

    If you click on the x of the right side of the charger in the itinerary list you get

    Also if you select a charger you have the action button which lets you select to avoid it completely or manage network preference so next time Ionity will not be suggested on route.

    Also if you click on the 3 lines top left corner you get to the advance settings where you play with the car consumption rates and the charging preference

    Speed is there too.

    The premium account lets you have multiple cars, account for the weather, real-time traffic etc. (they have a trial for a week but if you used Bjorn referal I think you can extend the trial to 30 days). If you are geeky enough you can use an ODB2 dongle to relay live data from your car to ABRP for "a better routing".

    Having said all that, read this post, as there are ways to make Ionity cheaper than ESB. Last Sunday we charged our both cars in the same time at Ionity Gorey while there was a q for the ESB. Also going up north better plan for the return journey.

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