Note: We do not consider this method convenient, but the app fully supports it. We recommend that you learn more about the optimal method offered by the ARBA Auto app.
According to the generally accepted method of fuel tracking (we call it “standard”), the tank must be filled up to the top and the mileage must be entered. This makes it possible to obtain fuel consumption statistics between fuel fill-ups.
For electric cars, an exception is made. You can charge the battery to any level, for example up to 80%, but the level of charge after charging must be indicated on the form (default 100%).
Enter mileage, fuel volume and price (or invoice amount). The application will calculate fuel consumption statistics for each fuel fill-up and it will appear in the “Timeline” tab. Click on the three dots in the refueling line and the information will appear like this (picture 1).
This method tracks fuel fill-ups as a chain of events, taking into account the remaining fuel in the tank and even its residual value. The event chain will be interrupted and restarted in the following cases:
You refueled not up to a full tank (uncheck the “Full tank” option) – this condition does not apply to electric vehicles;
- You didn’t enter mileage;
- You have not entered a previous fuel fill-up (press “More options” and check the box “Reset – missed previous fill-up”).
In these cases, statistics for the current refueling cannot be calculated and will only appear at the next refueling.
Based on the entered data, fuel / energy consumption indicators will be calculated, which you can see in the “Reports” tab. It will also calculate consumption statistics for each fuel fill-up / charging, which can be viewed in the “Timeline” feed.