Best app(s) to keep track of mpg/service and find charge stations?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by su_A_ve, Jul 26, 2018.

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  1. su_A_ve

    su_A_ve Active Member

    Not that I'm old school but up to now I've been using a good old notepad to keep track of fill-ups and service. At one point I may or may have not put them on a spreadsheet.

    So, what's the best app or apps out there or what everyone is currently using to keep track of this?

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  3. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    PHEVs don't track well in traditional MPG tools. Spreadsheet or a physical notepad is easiest. For the Clarity PHEV I just mark down all my fill ups, long trips on the highway I will calculate MPG (where I have steady charge level between fill ups). I also track how many kWh of electricity I put in (My Chargepoint Home indicates monthly usage, as well as per charge, I only look at monthly). This way I have a total kWh and total Gallons of gas put into my car. This gives me my total cost to operate the car. I was going to do a blog entry on this in the next few days.
  4. Carro con enchufe

    Carro con enchufe Active Member

    I’m doing the bulk of my charging at free public stations so I’m simply tracking how many hours I charge at home. This month, 90 hours of charging at .13 per hour = about $11 my cost, plus 2 gallons of gas, means I’ve driven 1100+ miles for $17. Pretty amazing.
  5. glockgirl

    glockgirl Member

    I use acar app. It allows me to put the super high milage I get between fill at 1300+ with more then half a tank. I charge at home 85% of time but we have a low cost of electricity. Either 11 or 6 cents per khwt. Soe electric bill hasn't went sky high. Another website I found was mpge and it will calculate the equivalent of gas for electric use.
  6. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    Here is the blog post I wrote:
    Nothing terribly exciting. I will look at some of those Apps and see what they track. ACar (interacts with Fuelly) doesn't work well for PHEVs as it doesn't understand electricity added. It does measure gas usage for half the equation.

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  8. Odobo

    Odobo Active Member

    I think your best bet is to use a kill a watt type to track your level 1 charging if you don't have a charger installed with logging, then just set up a spreadsheet on Google drive and track it that way.
  9. neal adkins

    neal adkins Active Member

  10. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    Recording start and stop times and start and stop % (as reported by the HL app) in Google Sheets. Not done anything with the data yet.

    Use for initial search. Then, if you find one there you want to use and it is identified as part of a network, then retrieve that network's app if your investigation of the network reveals that their app is necessary to use their EVSE.
  11. neal adkins

    neal adkins Active Member

    The honda link app found a free station near me. Plug share also worked out. O haven't had much success with charge point in my area.
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  13. Yukon903

    Yukon903 New Member

    The green friendly grocery stores near me have ChargePoint for free charge (Whole Foods and Native Sun for example) and ChargePoint has an app to help identify some locations.
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