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Thinking of getting the new EV6 here in Finland and test drove the car today. The car itself was a pleasant drive.

However, the route planning functionality seemed a bit confusing: when starting a very long trip (more than the range of the car),
the planner did not automatically calculate the best charging stations, but just shows them along the route and leaves the
choice to the driver to add them as waypoints. All other planners have suggested the best chargers along the route and
planned the route accordingly, with time spent etc.

Or did I just use the planner in a wrong way? Some settings were wrong?
I just tried it intuitively and it left me with a route without any planned charging stops.... this is, in my opinion, quite important "feature" of the car. I don't want to
use external phone apps etc. to "do the math" and just want to drive where the car's systems says it is the quickest/easiest point to charge the car.
 

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Use A Better Routeplanner It's a lot easier, at the just use the car to guide you to the next stop on the list :)
Yea, ABRP is great but as said, dont want to use external app. So far Volvo XC40 has had the best planning functionality with its integrated Android-based implementation (Google Maps).
Any owner of EV6 to comment on KIA's internal route planning??
 

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I prefer to plan my own route and find a better route planner clunky and taking too much time. I have plenty of time to plan while I'm charging, based on the days temperature, and other variables. I also check out the real time reliability of stations which can change day to day.
 

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I prefer to plan my own route and find a better route planner clunky and taking too much time. I have plenty of time to plan while I'm charging, based on the days temperature, and other variables. I also check out the real time reliability of stations which can change day to day.
Ok, and with what are you planning the route? As per the original question: Does EV6 integral planner suggest charging stops and calculates route times etc. based on those stops??
 

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The EV6 planner does not suggest stops nor does it add any to your route. It will show them on the map while driving and it is up to you to start navigating to one when you're low on battery.

Like the stone ages of EV driving.
 

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Ok, and with what are you planning the route? As per the original question: Does EV6 integral planner suggest charging stops and calculates route times etc. based on those stops??
I use google maps and plugshare. I ignore all suggestions from other sources. Maybe I have too much time on my hands but I look at cost, reliability of the charger, give some thought to the temperature and often times decide things like to drive little slower so I can get to a charger further down the road.
 

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I just installed chargemap. It works flawlessly on the PC.
They have now App that is available for Apple Carplay. Android Auto they are in approval flow.

This works very well. You can configure the charge you would like get @destination and it will find the best chargers for you (DC, quick).

I will be using it when I make long trips. But first have to wait for my car to arrive. Hoping the travel then soon when I get the car.
I am really interested how the EV6 will work out when I have my travelsleeper behind it...
 

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I expect that Apple Carplay will be my best friend in the future in the Kia. No car manufacturer can develop these apps better then people who are focused on it.
Let them focus on the real bugs in the car..
 

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It is a bit disappointing that Kia wasn’t able to tap i to the navigation POI and OBDII for route planning and charging - that’ll give a good reason to use the onboard navigation.

I hope it supplies more details about charging stations. My ChargePoint app on the Apple Watch shows nearby stations but gives no indication as to what the cost is or whether they’re on the street or in a parkade. I still have to fish out my phone and open the app to get more information.
 
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