How to plan an EV road trip with new Route Planner
We are excited to announce our latest feature for the Shell Recharge app: Route Planning. It works directly with your EV data to keep track of your battery levels, energy usage, and other metrics to minimise range anxiety and ensure you don't run out of battery during your journey.
Plan your EV trip with the Shell Recharge app
In our opinion, the Shell Recharge app has always been the easiest way to find EV charging stations.It helps you find, access, and pay at more than 500,000 public charging points across the UK and Europe. Now, the introduction of the new Route Planning feature is going to change the way you plan trips and charge your EV. This user-friendly addition to the app aims to make your EV journey even more convenient and hassle-free. Gone are the days of worrying about where and when to charge your electric vehicle during long and short journeys. Now, you can easily plan your routes, ensuring you have a seamless charging experience along the way.
Charging station recommendations
You no longer have to calculate how many miles there are between the charging stations and whether your battery will make it. Open the Shell Recharge app and enter your desired destination, along with specifying your EV model and current levels of charge. The app will use your EV specifications to calculate the optimal route, taking into consideration factors such as the distance, charging requirements, and charging station availability. With access to important mapping, EV and climate control information, this data driven approach ensures that the planning is both attuned and accurate.
The app will suggest the most convenient charging stops, ensuring that you have sufficient power to reach your destination comfortably. Based on your preferences and battery range, you can customise the charging stops along your route. With access to 500,000 charge points in the network, you have a wide range of charging options at your disposal, including fast, rapid, and ultra-rapid chargers, enabling you to choose the best option for your needs. Whether you're in a hurry and need a quick charge or have time for a more extended charging stop, the app will tailor your journey to accommodate your charging speed preference. Stay in control of your EV adventure and enjoy the flexibility of selecting the charging option that suits you best.
Advanced filtering options for a personalised journey
Not only can you filter charging stations based on your preferred speed, but with the advanced filtering options you have even more control over your EV journey. You can easily prioritise Shell Recharge stations in the search results, so that you have access to all the other great services Shell offers. With a typical 50 kW charge taking just 30 minutes to complete you have the perfect amount of time to grab a coffee, have a bite to eat, or simply relax while your car charges.
You can also set a minimum charge threshold at any given time. As an EV owner you may have different charging needs based on factors such as your daily commute, driving habits, and the availability of charging infrastructure in your area. By personalising your journeys with a minimum charge threshold, it gives peace of mind and reduces range anxiety, ensuring that you always have a comfortable buffer of battery power.
Once you've planned your route and chosen the charging stations, the app seamlessly integrates the information with your chosen navigation app, whether it's Google Maps, Waze or Apple Maps. Simply let the Shell Recharge app plan your route, and with a few taps, export the information to your preferred navigation system or app. Navigate to each charging station with hands-free ease and convenience.
Our Route Planning feature empowers EV drivers by providing all the necessary tools to make informed decisions about where to stop and recharge. Whether you're embarking on a long road trip or simply exploring a new city, this feature ensures you'll never be caught without a charging solution. So, next time you hit the road with your EV, let the Route Planning feature be your trusted companion. Enjoy a stress-free journey, knowing that you have the power to charge your vehicle conveniently along the way.