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Mountain drive tracking / general EV tracking tool

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Hello everyone. New to EVs here. My wife and I live in Golden, CO and our biggest hesitation (along with a lot of people we know) to EVs was winter and mountain range performance. I am floating the idea of tracking metrics on our drives in the mountains to better understand how far we can go, and maybe share them on our blog so other drivers in cold/mountainous areas (in particular drivers in CO making the exact same trips) can use this information, especially with the ID.4 being a newer vehicle and there's not as much info out there as there are for e.g. teslas.

My primary questions are:
  • Is there a place already doing this? I'd be happy to upload my driving metrics to something to help track this information.
  • If I continue with this, what would be useful to see? To begin I am thinking:
    • High level:
      • Tires - we plan on swapping to 18" wheels with winter tires in the winter
      • Model - we have a RWD Pro; different wheels, tires, range, drivetrain etc.
    • trip level:
      • Starting and ending location (segments - thinking now it is most valuable to see individual segments, and maybe describe the trip as a whole as well if we stop and charge)
      • Distance
      • starting battery
      • ending battery
      • Net elevation change
      • efficiency
      • temperature
      • If we have any accessories (e.g. bike rack, ski rack)
Again, new to EVs so if there is any fundamental information that might be nice to include I could definitely be overlooking it. This is something like what the table would look like with some preliminary information from my wife's drive today:

Thinking it will be most valuable as temps cool off and we enter the first winter with the ID.4, and will be interesting to see the same drives at different temperatures. Thanks in advance for any input.
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Here are my suggestions besides the suggestions from other people.
Obd2 dongle and EV Notify that will give you more Information on BMS SOC ...Display SOC...battery temperature changes and once you get familiar you can get better apps for getting even more will be definitely interesting to watch what people have experienced driving in the winter weather.
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