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paulgipe
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A Better Routeplanner Interview

Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 pm

Flamboyant Dutch personality Vincent Everts interviews Jason Rapp at the Fully Charged Event in Austin, Texas., Jason is the American side of the duo that developed A Better Routeplanner (ABRP). Everts explores why Jason and his partner Bo developed the route planner and what makes them different from all the others. See Why Abetterrouterplanner is much better. How did Jason make it, future plans, business model & more.

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Jason is an avionics specialist with mission control on the International Space Station. He's clearly no slouch. ABRP is his side gig. Jason drives a Bolt, but the planner was originally developed for Tesla users in Sweden by Bo. Unlike some other planners, ABRP has data for Chevy's Bolt as well as other non-Tesla vehicles.

See also Is "A Better Routeplanner" Better? A Review for the Bolt.

Paul
Bakersfield, California
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
2013 Chevy Volt Premium, used 10/3/16, sold
L2; ClipperCreek HCS-40; Jesla; JDapter Stub
http://www.wind-works.org

gregn
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Re: A Better Routeplanner Interview

Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:05 am

This is the only thread I found, with digging forever through search pages, that seems to be about ABRP directly so,
I have been using it for trip planning on recent trips and it's estimate of battery usage are spot on. Always within a couple of percent. If you are honest about you expectations and input the proper parameters it's very accurate. I have studded snow tires on my Leaf SV+ at the moment so I always enter rain and snow as weather conditions. That seems to compensate for the increased rolling resistance of the winter tires.
A hearty thanks to the folks that made this happen. They have a voluntary donation system which is great as you can give a bit when you use it.
I hope they keep up the great work!
Thanks,
Greg
2019 Pearl Blue SV Plus w/All Weather 60kW AHr=174.76 SOH=98.9 Hx=97.78 2 QC 10 L1/L2
Lease Upgrade Feb 2020- 4300 miles @ end
2019 Black SV w/All Weather and Tech Packages 40kW
Lease ended Odo 35700 Hx 85%
2016 Leaf SV Pearl Blue

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paulgipe
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Re: A Better Routeplanner Interview

Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:01 pm

gregn wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:05 am
This is the only thread I found, with digging forever through search pages, that seems to be about ABRP directly so,
I have been using it for trip planning on recent trips and it's estimate of battery usage are spot on. Always within a couple of percent. If you are honest about you expectations and input the proper parameters it's very accurate. I have studded snow tires on my Leaf SV+ at the moment so I always enter rain and snow as weather conditions. That seems to compensate for the increased rolling resistance of the winter tires.
A hearty thanks to the folks that made this happen. They have a voluntary donation system which is great as you can give a bit when you use it.
I hope they keep up the great work!
Thanks,
Greg
Greg,

I have an article on my web site and either on this site or the companion site as well. See Is "A Better Routeplanner" Better? A Review for the Bolt.
Bakersfield, California
2017 Bolt LT with DCFC, leased 11/09/17
2015 Nissan S with QC, leased, returned
2013 Chevy Volt Premium, used 10/3/16, sold
L2; ClipperCreek HCS-40; Jesla; JDapter Stub
http://www.wind-works.org

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