The trip planner
Find the best itinerary for your charging needs.
Exclusive to the Electric Circuit, the trip planner gives you the itinerary with the best charging options based on your departure time, the weather, changes in elevation, the technical features of your vehicle and how busy charging sites are expected to be.
Included in the Electric Circuit mobile app, the trip planner was designed for all-electric vehicle drivers in Québec. This new tool takes into account Québec’s topography and weather, which both directly impact your vehicle’s range. The tool uses artificial intelligence to improve its forecasts: it analyzes real, anonymized data from all the charges carried out at our charging stations. The trip planner calculates a reliable and personalized itinerary for you, based on several variables:
- Departure location and destination
- Time of departure and arrival
- Battery charge level at departure and charge level desired at end of trip
- Availability of stations along the way (how busy charging sites are)
- Charge characteristics of your type of vehicle
- Weight carried or towed (according to your approximation of additional weight)
- Changes in elevation along your route
- Weather conditions at time of departure (temperature, wind, road wetness)
- Type of tires
- Safety margin (in kilometres)
- Your speed adjustment based on the speed limit
- Your use of heat or air conditioning
Recent additions to the trip planner
- Personalized itinerary based on your vehicle’s charging profile. For example, if your vehicle can connect to fast-charge stations (over 50 kW), the planner will prioritize an itinerary using only 100-kW stations or over.
- Option to display itineraries that take you to your favorite charging sites.
- Takes into account the busyness of charging sites according to time of day (in addition to day of the week), estimated based on your departure time.
- Shows estimated cost of charging.
- Displays useful information about charging station sites, like whether they can be used by vehicles with trailers and whether they have washrooms
- Selection of departure date
- Option to select a nearby charging site
- Weather at departure location and destination
The Electric Circuit, right in your pocket. Download the mobile app today!