Cool new trip planning tool!

Kelly Carmichael has shared his electric vehicle (EV) trip planning tool on the British Columbia Nissan Leaf Owners group page – direct link to the tool here.

I made a quick tutorial video on how to use the tool.  I would recommend taking the information from his tool and putting it into a spreadsheet or writing it down on a piece of paper to bring with you on your road trips.  You could put the data into my trip planner spreadsheet and just hide the columns you don’t need to help organize your route and timing etc.

View the video in full screen for HD and easier viewing…

I forgot to mention in the video that if you want to look at the details of a charging location, click on the icon.  For more exact information, including up-to-date status of the station, visit PlugShare.  In Nelson, we do not yet have a public charger, so look up my home charger on PlugShare (make sure you have the ‘residential chargers’ selected) if you are visiting the area.

Colour Legend:

Blue = good to go!

Yellow = low battery warning

Red = very low battery warning

Black = can only do the trip in the downhill direction