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Does anyone know of an app that will plan your route to optimize battery range and estimate regen? ie: Avoiding highways over 50mph, steep hills etc.
 

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Does anyone know of an app that will plan your route to optimize battery range and estimate regen? ie: Avoiding highways over 50mph, steep hills etc.
In Android Auto select Avoid Highways, then pick the shortest route.
 

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In Android Auto select Avoid Highways, then pick the shortest route.
How do you select avoid Tollways (or Highways) in Android Auto? Is there a verbal command?
 

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Select show routes, then scroll down to the bottom and pick options, on the options list you can avoid highways or toll roads. I use a mixture of modes to optimize my trips. I do a weekly 60 mile round trip to Needham, MA. I choose avoid highways for the first 20 miles of my trip because it shortens the trip and the roads are very scenic. For the last 10 miles I switch to highway mode unless Maps shows that there is a traffic jam. Switching to highway for the last 10 miles shortens the time significantly. Overall my travel time is almost the same as if I did all highway, but the distance traveled is shorter and the MPGe is much better. Yesterday's trip was 65 miles round trip, I had 5 miles left on my guess-o-meter when I got home.
 

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Try this:

Evtripplanner.com

I use "Tesla Model S 60D 19' tires" to return relatively similar kWh usage to the 2nd Generation Volt. Try dragging the path of your route to yield different results. Nifty tool.

Enjoy!
 

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Thanks, I like that site too. What I would really like to see is an app that would estimate the total regen captured assuming extended range mode (ICE) is used for climbing hills and on level roads. For example, I am planning a trip through several mountain passes of approx 400 miles with many long downhill runs so I should be able to regen a significant number of EV miles.

Here is a video of a similar trip where he was able to regen almost 25% of the total miles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAd_jkvbGM&t=21s
 
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