EV support for TomTom Go

Aergyu
Aergyu Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
Hi, I recently purchased an EV (Skoda EnyaQ) and am struggling with finding a proper navigation and planning tool using CarPlay. I've been using TomTom for over 15 years and always felt it was the best navigation app out there. I was however quite dissapointed to learn that the TomTom Go app does not support any EV planning at all? Even with TomTom selling an EV planning API to 3rd parties (https://www.tomtom.com/products/ev-routing-and-range/)? Can someone explain this to me why TomTom is not leading the pact in this?

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  • VikramK
    VikramK Registered Users, Administrators Posts: 13,133
    Moderator
    Hi @Aergyu
    See @Jürgen's response to a similar question raised here- https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1779716/#Comment_1779716

    Regards
    Vikram.
  • Bydandie
    Bydandie Registered Users Posts: 24
    Outstanding Wayfarer
    VikramK wrote: »
    Hi @Aergyu
    See @Jürgen's response to a similar question raised here- https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1779716/#Comment_1779716

    Regards
    Vikram.

    Except it is not an answer. With an EV, you need to be able to state your range and then look for chargers that are free with the right connector before you run out of range. There are already apps out there that charge money for this in the UK, but I would rather give that money to TomTom to build on what is a great app now. So when is this functionality planned?
  • Aergyu
    Aergyu Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Indeed it’s a bit weird that there is a whole market of EV planning tools and TomTom has built a complete API and even made it open source for the Indigo platform….

    ….except for providing it in their own app? I don’t want to pay other services lie ABRP but want it integrated in TomTom. Just having the ability to search for charging stations in POI will not suffice.

    So…what’s the plan TomTom? Will you keep leading the pack or will others do it before you?