How Does The Tesla Trip Planner Works?  

Tesla trip planner

Stranded in the middle of nowhere? There is no need for you to worry if you have a Tesla trip planner along! If you were searching for the same, you have reached the right place.

Elon Musk made history when he launched the automatic luxury car. However, that is not the only good thing about this vehicle. What makes it so unique and different is the fact that it can actually be of great help to you!

If you want to know more about this, you will find this article to be of great help. Keep reading this blog till the end to learn more about the same…

Tesla Trip Planner: What Is It?  

To alleviate and prevent range anxiety in your systems, trip planning and precise range prediction are helpful. However, despite Tesla’s excellent trip planning system, it was only available inside its vehicles.

The trip planning portal was made available online by Tesla in 2018. Millions of people were able to drive the Tesla around the United States with this feature.

In spite of the fact that anybody is allowed to investigate the device, it’s intended for imminent Tesla clients – – maybe those worried about running out of battery duration while abandoned on a desolate, desolate New Mexican parkway during storm season. This specialized navigation tool is already in Tesla cars, but it is now available to everyone on the website.

However, a new update released today officially introduced Trip Planning for mobile devices. According to Electrek, the release notes for the update called 4.20.69 include Schedule Service for Tesla Insurance Claims for customers in the United States and Phone Key pairing, which no longer requires your key card to be completed.

How Does The Tesla Trip Planner Work?  

It is simple to use the tool: Enter a starting point and destination after selecting the Tesla model (Model S, Model X, or the new Model 3) and battery type (ranges range from 259 to 310 miles). Using Tesla Supercharger stations and charging at destinations, the Tesla planner will show you the route you can take to recharge along the way.

On the website, we specified New York as the East Coast’s origin and San Francisco, the West Coast’s tech capital, as the destination. For this 55-hour journey across the country (approximately 3000 miles) and estimated $400 in fuel savings, the trip planner provides the most effective route, complete with charging stations along the way.

One thing that you will realize when using a Tesla is that not every charger is the same and you cannot expect the same from each one of them! on the highways, there are limited number of Tesla chargers located however, it is in the parking lots of shopping mall or Walmart!This can be difficult, especially when these places are tourist traps. It will eat up your travel time instead you should use route-planning apps such as A Better Route Planner, Chargeway and PlugShare to find the chargers!

Route Planning

The calculation and evaluation of the most efficient means of transporting goods or items from one location to another is known as route planning. It’s figuring out the best way to cover a trip with different stops in mind. In the United States, Tesla currently operates a route planning system for commercial and passenger vehicles.

Alongside planning the way, Tesla’s course arranging programming shows the number of charging stations are available on the course, the number of superchargers that are accessible, and the holding up time at each charging station. The majority of route planning operations are currently located in the United States, but they are expanding into developed nations like the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Japan, and China.

Route Planning applications in the US will help you in planning your travel routes so that you can access all the gas stations to charge your EV. There are almost 100,000 gas stations across the country therefore I will make a list of apps which will make it easier for you.

EV Hotels  

This application is specifically for charging points at hotels. Hence, if you want to charge your vehicle while you check into a hotel, this application will help you. The application will help you identify the amenities that are necessary for your night-stay along with the chargers and parking nearby.

However, the application is not as flexible as a PlugShare or Charge Points considering the details are approximate.

A Better Route Planner  

ABRP or A Better Route Planner can be installed in the dashboard of your car and accordingly you can access it through the web browser. The application is limited to the supercharger network though therefore, you can only access the public EV chargers that fall in your route.

for further accuracy, you have to enter the details of your EV so that you can calculate the energy consumption, charging time and range of the application to the charging station.


It is a popular EV route-planning application in the US and it is unique because you do not need an account to check the EV charging points. You can just check the points by opening the app and accordingly the app predicts the model of the EV and informs the range of the EV charging stations.

The application also informs of the charging time efficiently. You will be informed of the compatible plugs for EVs in every charging station. The application is completely free and it can be accessed worldwide!

Charge Points  

This application goes a step ahead by notifying you if a charging station is busy or is already in use by using a blue pin. If you find an EV station in green pin which means it is available for your EV to charge.

The app also helps in calculating the amount of money that you need to spend to charge or top up your EV. The application is also successful in informing the charging status and the approximate time required to charge the vehicle.The application is the second largest charging network after Tesla which shows all the charging points for EV.

Tesla Trip Planner Now In Mobiles!  

Tesla made its Trip Planning system available for mobile phones on April 20, 2023. This is the sort of thing that the clients have been requesting seemingly forever!

In order to provide drivers with an accurate range prediction, we reported last year that Tesla had made significant enhancements to the first.

With respect to trip arranging, Tesla generally had a decent framework, however it was just accessible inside its vehicles. Although it isn’t a big deal, it can be helpful to be able to plan a trip without having to be in your car.

Presently Tesla is carrying the excursion organizer to its versatile application in another update pushed recently.

Tesla describes two new features in the update’s release notes, which are titled 4.20.69:

Schedule service for Tesla Insurance claims for US customers no longer requires your Key Card for Phone Key pairing. However, the release notes do not mention the most significant new feature, the trip planner.

You can now enter an address in the app’s location tab under your Tesla vehicle, and it will plan your route for you, including charging stops, just like in the car.

Feature Of Tesla Trip Planner In Mobiles  

Owners can type in their destination in the mobile app, which will show them the route and Superchargers they need to finish the journey. When using a feature to send the route, Supercharger stops, and travel time to the vehicle, a “Send to Car” button is now available.

Teslarati, on the other hand, stated that the Trip Planner only permits users to select a single location. The Waypoints feature, which many users fought for through in-car navigation, is still missing from the current version.

When this feature goes live, a lot of convenience and learning new skills can be done before a trip. According to previous reports, the mobile app‘s introduction of this feature is already anticipated and available in some markets. Sadly, the United States was the only destination.

Wrapping It Up!  

In case you have been searching for information related to the Tesla trip planner, I hope that this article has been of help to you. If there are any other queries related to the same, kindly feel free to let me know. All that you need to do is scroll down till you reach the bottom of the page. And then leave your suggestion doubts and queries, in the comment box below. I will be ready to answer them all for you!

sagnika sinha
Sagnika Sinha is a content writer who is passionate about writing travel vlogs, entertainment and celebrity articles and literature-based pieces. With a 4 years experience in teaching, she loves reading books. A procrastinator by nature, she loves travelling, listening to music, planting and gardening.

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