How I plan road trips in EVs

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Lauri L · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

I'm surprised A Better Route Planner doesn't sponsor you. I wouldn't mind if said so in the video… what's up ABRP?

Beyonder1881 · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Hej Bjørn, despite the few and long transfer periods between Larvik and Hirtshals, you should make that trip some day and go north and east from Hirtshals. Visit Skiveren, Skagen, Hulsig, Råbjerg Mile and many other sights worth visiting and there are camping sites which you might be able to use. The very north of Denmark is quite beautiful in summer time. Cheers!

Daniel Filippus · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

is this a better route planner?

Ha ris · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Great tips Björn!
I have driven the Leaf 40kwh 3500km now in july, optimal per day is around 400km. By the time you need fast charge 2nd time its really painful during the summer now when outside temp is around 30C. I would say Leaf in summer can only fast charge once/day, after 400km battery is at around 52-55C. And during the night battery does not cool of completely so in the morning the battery is around 30-33C when you start. So yes Rapidgate is a problem, but the roadtrip was very fun anyway.

gardreropa · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

This is one of the most cardinal videos from Mr TeslaBjorn… it will get so many views in the years to come… I enjoyed it very much, it's so useful… I've been to Belgrade and to Budapest with my Ioniq (both trips of around 600km, I've done Belgrade in 10hrs instead of the usual 6hrs in an ICE car because there is still a 300km gap without CCS fast charging between Zagreb and Slaovnski Brod, and also I couldn't activate the fast charger in Sisak with my Plugshare app – what an adventure!), and I always say: every such trip is like a road movie featuring yourself in the starring role. Thank you so much, Mr Teslabjorn for this brilliant video!

Tom Erik · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Listen to uncle bjørn! Dont be stupid.

rzvqvb · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

An interesting page to compare prices for specific charging stations, so you know which rfid / card / app is the cheapest.
A bit Germany centric, but database seems to continuously grow throughout Europe.
https://www.chargeprice.app/

Tomasz Ucieszyński · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Bjorn, I like that 'Whats Upppp" 🙂 BR

Gerard Aliaga Navarro · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

This video has been superb !!
Congratulations & thanks so much!!

Crypton2612 · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Can you test the consumption with more passenger's? (Full car. 500-600 kg)?

CoolSilver · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Yo… Not much my Tesla brotha. Great tips and these can apply across the pond too. Planning isn't difficult. Many sites and charging out there. Not the wild west anymore for many EVs.

Robbs Verden · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

A tip for SC at Rade is to instead use Hotel Cordes in Rosengarten, 15 minutes from Rade. They have free destination charger, nice rooms and nice staff

sthlmtilde · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

How about all these different badges for green zones in Europe? Are they needed for EVs?

Raven16691 · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

I plan my roadtrips by going roads that no one else does. 😀

E man · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Happy Birthday Björn, And thanks for the tips

Branislav Ulicny · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Hallstatt has a tunnel, that has a parking lot in the middle (with lake view, so there might be a charger) I was there this spring

Gregor Korompay · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

I have a question. Do you store all of your footage on HDD? The amount of data gathered must be huuuge Bjorn ! 🙂

Marti A · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Any chance you would review a Smart ForTwo EQ? I know you just do motorway cars but finding it really good in urban environments

Adrian Dębowski · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Happy Birthday, Bjorn!

Dan Bro · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

YO, What'suuuuup

Jens1999 · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Is the Thumbnail Picture made in Switzerland?

33Chimel33 · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

So I'm guessing I won't see you in Toulouse for a long time yet? 😉
It won't be long before someone offers to rent a trailer with battery packs to extend EV ranges.

Anthony Woodruffe · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Great video Bjørn. The apps I like to use to find various charging stations are MOOVILITY and Intercharge. I have used standalone apps like Fastned and Ionity to charge the EVs I’ve test driven

Benjamin Feddersen · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

Just got through a Hamburg traffic jam, can confirm, daytime Hamburg traffic is bad.

Robert J. Welling · July 30, 2019 at 9:09 am

I just finished a 3000km trip from The Netherlands to Norway and back and used the abetterrouteplanner website for the outbound trip but I found it way too conservative (it planned recharges each 100km, while my Ioniq can do 170km) so on the return I used the Plugshare app and planned it myselves. It also saved me a fortune as the abetterroute site has a preference for Ionity which is very $$$$ and the app sucks. In addition, I used the Maingau RFID for the majority of charges. Works flawless.

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