Location of charging points

Jeff

New member
Can the mgzsev show charging locations on the navigation map,or can zapmap be displayed when you plug in your Android
 

Mark Holmes

Active member
One there are charging points on the built in Nav, but if you use zap maps you can send the directions to Google maps and use it that way or, if using Android auto and google to can speak to google and say ‘electrical charging points’ and it will bring them up on google along the route.
 

Mark Holmes

Active member
I would suggest planning the route via Zap Map on the day of your trip, base this on your estimated mileage based on your driving style with the thought of giving yourself a safety not of 30 miles on the GOM, how many miles is your estimated long run?
 

lee graham

Well-known member
Hi Jeff, I would always recommend having a plan B. Pick a few chargers you can reach easily so that if one charger is broken it won’t put you out.

I would also try to keep the battery between 30% and 80% and aim for 100 miles between charges. Charging up is fastest up to 80%. Always use tethered double css plug. Maybe identify what networks you might use and download apps before travel.

Bit of advice would be to take your time on the motorway. Much better on battery life to travel at 60mph. Lastly, I think adaptive cruise control and mg pilot make motorway driving easier, you rubber band the speed of the car in front and the car freaking steers for you. :)
 

Jeff

New member
I would suggest planning the route via Zap Map on the day of your trip, base this on your estimated mileage based on your driving style with the thought of giving yourself a safety not of 30 miles on the GOM, how many miles is your estimated long run?
It is 225 miles will take A roads instead of motorway for better miles
 

Jeff

New member
Hi Jeff, I would always recommend having a plan B. Pick a few chargers you can reach easily so that if one charger is broken it won’t put you out.

I would also try to keep the battery between 30% and 80% and aim for 100 miles between charges. Charging up is fastest up to 80%. Always use tethered double css plug. Maybe identify what networks you might use and download apps before travel.

Bit of advice would be to take your time on the motorway. Much better on battery life to travel at 60mph. Lastly, I think adaptive cruise control and mg pilot make motorway driving easier, you rubber band the speed of the car in front and the car freaking steers for you. :)
Is it better to use motorway or A roads
 

Mark Holmes

Active member
It doesn’t really matter, but it’s surprising how much further you can go on one charge if your not foot heavy and try and keep to 60 - 65 mph, but you’ll learn this over time. Also don’t forget you do have to do one stop for 40 minutes you can do two shorter stops of 20 mins if you just want a coffee or something...you only pay for your KWh when charging not the actual time.
 

Stuart Wright

Administrator
Staff member
Is it better to use motorway or A roads
Generally, if the distance is about the same, I go for the motorway because there is more likely to be smooth driving and the opportunity to slipstream.
A and B roads are more likely to have points where you have to slow down and speed up, which is less efficient.
 

lee graham

Well-known member
I’m happy to report that I’ve found it easy to average over 4 miles a kilowatt hour on motorways(60mph), a roads and city. Thats a comfortable 170 miles range at that power usage.

If your journey is 225 miles then one part charge half way would be more than enough. The eZS will do 140+ miles motorway no problem.

Slipstreaming does help somewhat if you’re sat behind a lorry punching through the air. Unfortunately the risk of death outweighs the savings on fuel. There’s a good myth busters episode where they cover it.
 

Mark Holmes

Active member
I’m happy to report that I’ve found it easy to average over 4 miles a kilowatt hour on motorways(60mph), a roads and city. Thats a comfortable 170 miles range at that power usage.

If your journey is 225 miles then one part charge half way would be more than enough. The eZS will do 140+ miles motorway no problem.

Slipstreaming does help somewhat if you’re sat behind a lorry punching through the air. Unfortunately the risk of death outweighs the savings on fuel. There’s a good myth busters episode where they cover it.
I love the last paragraph about slip streaming it made me laugh...
 

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