Supercharging Choices for Long Trips



When driving on a long trip over multiple Supercharger stops, offer several choices to elect to use more stops, with shorter charge sessions or fewer stops with longer charge sessions.


There are various philosophies drivers use when planning to charge on a long trip: frequent short charging sessions vs. fewer long, deep charging sessions.  A Better Route Planner offers this type of modeling in their trip planning tool and it would be great to see this added to the onboard navigation options.



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     Created 24-Feb-2022


I support this suggestion. On long trips, I would like to plan a time to have a long charging session so that I can eat lunch or dinner while charging.
    Created 3-Oct-2022
There have been a number of times when the navigation adds charging stops that are too far apart, and sometimes plan for the battery to drop below the recommended minimum of 5%. I would like to see an option to set a more reasonable floor level. Typically I avoid draining the battery below 10% to allow a margin for emergencies and cold weather supercharger waits.
    Created 30-Aug-2022
Even a "recalculate supercharging options" command, or a "select alternative charging strategy".
    Created 7-Jun-2022
I really like your suggestion of avoidance of depletion vs. driving conservatively.  I have often thought it would be nice if there was an option for how low an SOC you are willing to tolerate.  Obviously on some routes with some cars, it might still have to go below that.
    Created 4-May-2022
"Fewer stops" vs. "Briefer stops" would be the alternatives or endpoints of the range of options.  Three choices should be fine.

Could also be a an your trip mode in which each proposed stop might offer the next before or next after stops as options, and then build the route sequentially.

Could also offer a choice between more conservative avoidance of depletion, vs. willing to risk driving more conservatively if running lower than estimated.
    Created 2-May-2022