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Hi VW e-golf Community,

I’m Jon, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering specializing in electrochemistry at the University of Washington. I’m working with folks at a new company in Seattle, Recurrent, with a goal of helping electric vehicle (EV) buyers understand the battery health and range of used electric cars. We are developing machine learning algorithms to predict future battery life and range across all major EV models.

Here’s where I need your help. We’re assembling a group of current EV drivers/enthusiasts who are willing to share anonymous access to their battery range and state of charge data over time in a variety of weather and driving conditions. At the moment, over 2500 EV drivers and enthusiasts have volunteered! While we have plenty of Tesla, Chevy and Nissan data, we need more VW e-golf volunteers to share their vehicle data. To participate, you’ll need an active subscription to Volkswagen Car-Net (Safety + Security or VW Remote), have a 2015 or later model, and be US based. We hope to expand to other countires soon! It’s automatic, no work on your end.

Here’s the signup link and FAQ. A nice added bonus: you’ll get a free monthly battery analytics report as we build up our comparative data.

So if you drive an EV and really want everyone else to drive an EV in the future, please consider volunteering your data. Let me know if I can answer any questions about the program or the company.

Jon Witt
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Thanks Jon. I drive a 2019 eGolf here in the changing seasons of Northern Virginia. I'd be happy to participate and provide you the data, but I refuse to pay money for that piece of crap VW Car-Net. It's totally not worth the money. If you want to pay for the Car-Net so you can have the data, you're welcome to it, but I won't be using the app. I keep all my own charge data and mileage in my own spreadsheet, and I use a ChargePoint home charger that automatically keeps all my charging stats, so you're welcome to that data if it is of use to you.

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Kevin
 

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Thanks Jon. I drive a 2019 eGolf here in the changing seasons of Northern Virginia. I'd be happy to participate and provide you the data, but I refuse to pay money for that piece of crap VW Car-Net. It's totally not worth the money. If you want to pay for the Car-Net so you can have the data, you're welcome to it, but I won't be using the app. I keep all my own charge data and mileage in my own spreadsheet, and I use a ChargePoint home charger that automatically keeps all my charging stats, so you're welcome to that data if it is of use to you.

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Kevin
Hi Kevin,
While we unfortunately require the VW connection at the moment to connect to your car, we are working on other ways to allow folks to participate in this research. I love the enthusiasm though! While I don't have a way for us to incorporate your own well kept data into our research, that too is something we are working on in this early stage study. Be on the look out for updates!

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Jon Witt
 

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Hi VW e-golf Community,

I’m Jon, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering specializing in electrochemistry at the University of Washington. I’m working with folks at a new company in Seattle, Recurrent, with a goal of helping electric vehicle (EV) buyers understand the battery health and range of used electric cars. We are developing machine learning algorithms to predict future battery life and range across all major EV models.

Here’s where I need your help. We’re assembling a group of current EV drivers/enthusiasts who are willing to share anonymous access to their battery range and state of charge data over time in a variety of weather and driving conditions. At the moment, over 2500 EV drivers and enthusiasts have volunteered! While we have plenty of Tesla, Chevy and Nissan data, we need more VW e-golf volunteers to share their vehicle data. To participate, you’ll need an active subscription to Volkswagen Car-Net (Safety + Security or VW Remote) and have a 2015 or later model. It’s automatic, no work on your end.

Here’s the signup link and FAQ. A nice added bonus: you’ll get a free monthly battery analytics report as we build up our comparative data.

So if you drive an EV and really want everyone else to drive an EV in the future, please consider volunteering your data. Let me know if I can answer any questions about the program or the company.

Jon Witt
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Is this US only? I notice that the 'NA' Car-net website uses different account information. My UK Car-Net account won't work.

Be aware that despite the '.com' name, this is mostly a UK user based website.
 

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Hi Kevin,
While we unfortunately require the VW connection at the moment to connect to your car, we are working on other ways to allow folks to participate in this research. I love the enthusiasm though! While I don't have a way for us to incorporate your own well kept data into our research, that too is something we are working on in this early stage study. Be on the look out for updates!

Best,
Jon Witt
No problem, Jon. Again, if your research has any budget to pay for the VW Car-Net service, you're welcome to pay for it and use the data.
 

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Is this US only? I notice that the 'NA' Car-net website uses different account information. My UK Car-Net account won't work.

Be aware that despite the '.com' name, this is mostly a UK user based website.
Thanks for the heads up Mr. Paulus. I didn't realize that it was mostly UK based. We are slowly expanding beyond just the US since it turns out there are some software differences in connecting to other vehicles in multiple countries.
 
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