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The EV Co-Driver is a free navigation app specialized for electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce range anxiety for your road trips. Range anxiety is the fear that you may be stranded due to insufficient energy and also the uneasiness that you may feel when finding long wait queues and charger malfunction at charging stations.
Home2020-11-18T13:26:02+00:00

Automatic Routing

EV Co-Driver will automatically choose the fastest route from starting point to destination via available charging stations with the shortest expected wait time based on current battery level, car charging requirements, and route options settings. (e.g. avoiding highways)
As EV Co-Driver remembers all the DRIVEtheARC and EVgo charging stations in the background, you no longer have to make complex charging plans before starting your trip.
For your reference, EV Co-Driver displays drive time, expected wait time, as well as distance and charging time at a station.

Navigation, SOC estimation & dynamic re-routing

EV Co-Driver will continue to calculate estimated remaining SOC and electric range in order to automatically navigate your best route to charging stations based on changes in your driving direction, EV’s SOC, and status at charging stations, among other factors.
If other navigation is needed, EV Co-Driver will transfer the route, destination, and charging stations to Google Maps as your guide. (Disclaimer: If you switch to Google Maps app for navigation, EV Co-Driver will not reroute based on any updated conditions or changes with driving direction, EV’s SOC, or updates to charging station status data.)

Charging guide

EV Co-Driver will display the charging guide to advise on the minimum required charging level for your trip to and from your destination.
We recommend that you charge your EV up to the target SOC or higher.
You will be able to leave the station below the target SOC and EV Co-Driver will assist your drive by navigating your route based on SOC data.

Station status information

EV Co-Driver will display information about the charging station including the charger status so you can route your EV to the most convenient location in order to charge.

About EV Co-Driver

The EV Co-Driver is a free navigation app specialized for electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce range anxiety for trips on the road. Range anxiety is the fear of being stranded due to insufficient energy or the sense of unease when encountering long wait queues or charger malfunctions at charging stations. The EV Co-Driver allows you to easily start your road trips by entering your current battery level (State of Charge or SOC) and your destination, without the hassle of checking location and availability of various charging stations. EV Co-Driver will automatically navigate the fastest route from starting point to destination via available charging stations with the shortest wait times based on your current battery level and car charging requirements. You no longer need to make complex charging plans before starting your trip. You can drive with peace of mind knowing that during your drive you will arrive safely at your destination with power to spare.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get started

Enter and save your EV’s settings (make, model, year, trim & option)2020-08-05T13:37:01+00:00

To use the EV Co-Driver and save your EV’s settings, you need to sign in to the EV Co-Driver app.)

1. Open the EV Co-Driver app.
2. Tap the upper left hamburger icon (the icon with the 3 lines), then tap Settings.

         

Step 1                                                                               Step 2

3. Select your EV’s make, model, year, trim & option, then tap UPDATE. (Some EV’s options may be “N/A”, for example, if there are no optional specs available for your EV model.)

Step 3

 

Update your EV’s State-of-Charge (SOC) information2020-07-16T10:54:33+00:00
  1. Open the EV Co-Driver app.
  2. Tap the up arrow or SOC at the bottom to update your EV’s SOC. The app will automatically display your maximum DRIVING RANGE, as determined by your EV’s SOC and unique vehicle requirements.

         

Step 1                                                                                 Step 2

Search for a destination and display the optimized route2020-07-29T06:18:12+00:00

1. Open the EV Co-Driver app.

2. Tap the “Set Destination” search box and enter the address or name of your destination, then tap again to set your destination. You may also tap the “GO” icon to enter the addresses or names of your starting point and your destination, and you may tap the 3 vertical dots icon to customize your route options to avoid highways, tolls and/or ferries.

         

Step 1                                                                                 Step 2

3. EV Co-Driver displays the recommended, and most optimized route from your start point to your destination point, including all the most convenient and recommended charging stations along the way. (If a non-stop trip is possible, meaning your destination falls within the range limits of your current State-of-Charge, then no charging stations will be displayed on your route.) EV Co-Driver also displays your driving time, any estimated wait times at the charging station, charge times at the charging station, and the total distance from your start point to your destination point.

4. You may also tap the station icon to view estimated arrival SOC and suggested SOC to charge at each charging station. You may also tap the destination icon to view estimated arrival SOC when you reach your destination. (Please note, If there are multiple charging stops involved in your route, then the wait and charge times are displayed as the combined total estimated wait time and minimum required charging time, respectively.)

         

Step 3                                                                                Step 4

View the route2020-07-16T11:38:56+00:00
  1. Open the EV Co-Driver app.
  2. After step III (see above), tap “START” to display the map, showing your car’s direction near the top of the map.

The EV Co-Driver app may automatically recalculate your route, based on changes in your driving direction, EV’s SOC and updates to charging stations’ congestion data, etc.

         

Step 1                                                                                 Step 2

Clear the route2020-07-16T11:25:47+00:00
  1. Open the EV Co-Driver app.
  2. After step III (see above), tap “CLEAR” to cancel the route.

         

Step 1                                                                                Step 2

Change views on the EV Co-Driver’s map2020-09-14T04:53:30+00:00

1. Tap the current location icon to display your location on the EV Co-Driver’s map (it will reposition your location to the center of the map).

2. Tap the station icon to display charging stations pins nearby (your current location). Tap the station icon again to hide the charging stations pins.

         

Step 3                                                                                Step 4

Map Color key for stations pins:

         

Blue: At least one charger at the station is currently not in use and available. Additionally, the EV Co-Driver app may select such a station on your recommended route. PLEASE NOTE, the Blue pin DOES NOT indicate or mean that the wait time at the station is necessarily short.

Red: All the chargers at the station are in use and presently occupied. Please note that the EV Co-Driver app may select such a station for a recommended route. The Red pin DOES NOT indicate or mean that the expected wait time is necessarily long.

Gray: All the chargers at the station are offline or are currently out of order. EV Co-Driver will never select these stations. *

Configure privacy settings2020-07-16T11:43:20+00:00

EV Co-Driver needs your location to provide the relevant route search results and to carry out rerouting features. Choose Always to enable us to provide rerouting search results even should you use an alternate turn-by-turn navigation app, such Google Maps.

PLEASE NOTE with privacy settings:

  • IF “Never” access is specified, the EV Co-Driver app WILL NOT function.
  • IF “Ask Next Time” access is specified, select “Allow While Using App” or “Always” to use EV Co-Driver. In the case of selecting “Allow Once” or “Don’t Allow” access, the EV Co-Driver app will NOT function properly.
  • IF “While Using the App” is specified, the EV Co-Driver app will provide the relevant route search results and rerouting features as long as you are using EV Co-Driver actively in the foreground
  • IF the “Always” access is specified, the EV Co-Driver app will provide constant updates to your search results even when you are using an alternate turn-by-turn navigation app, such as Google Maps.

Start navigation2020-09-14T04:52:03+00:00

1. Open the EV Co-Driver app.

2. After step III (see above), tap “START” to start navigation.

         

Step 1                                                                                 Step 2

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