Kia leads the way with Electric vehicle mobile Ap

Kia and several other brands have outperformed Tesla in the functionality of their mobile phone aps that provide owners with information and management of their electric vehicles.

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J.D. Power have just completed a benchmark study, including customer feedback, on how well various mobile aps help owners.

41% of EV owners claim they use their smartphone app “at least every other trip.”


Tesla’s smartphone app ranked sixth out of 14 manufacturers behind Kia, Ford, Porsche, Chevrolet, and Hyundai which are said to be not only better but significantly better.

While Tesla was initially progressive with features such as charging and range status, and remote management of the interior temperature before you get into the vehicle, it has been slow to upgrade their capabilities. Missing applications include route planning to ensure that you know where and when to charge your batteries when needed.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto