Home to Cornwall and back, time and money in Planning Lounge Posted January 26, 2019 For the trip described above, I used Google maps to discover that there is a Harvester just over the road from the Lidl supermarket, which gives that route a pretty large bonus as Harvesters are fairly child-friendly and I'll be traveling with my 5 year old daughter. She hates stopping just to charge the car, but stopping for lunch or supper is fine with her. If eating supper doesn't use enough time we can wander around the supermarket for a while. Last time we did that trip we stopped at the Lifton supercharger which is located at a hotel with pretty much nothing of interest to a 5 year old. The alternative supercharger would be Dart's farm which somehow manages to have all the soullessness of a motorway service area without actually being one. Having to stop at the Lifton supercharger again on the return journey (arrived with 2% charge) did not go down well at all! It would be nice to have a database of nearby amenities for chargers - planning a route for EV driving in real-world cases involves thinking about things like "What will the child/ren be doing while the car charges?" and "What charge network memberships do I need for this trip?" along with "What is plan B if this charger is offline?" as well as optimising the cost (in terms of both time and money) of the trip. So, version 99.99pl97 will understand children, who you buy power from (Ovo? free membership of Polar; Ecotricity? half price charging; others I don't know about), dogs, a traffic model based on time of day/week and term time/holiday time/bank holidays to estimate congestion and chance of having to queue for a charger, and other ideas that other people will no doubt contribute. Having said all of that, please don't get the wrong idea. I think this is a very, very useful tool. I stumbled upon it while looking for data on Model S power use as I was setting out to do manually the work that this tool does automatically.