How to create speedometer/gauge chart in Excel?

Have you ever imaged to create a speedometer chart in Excel? If you are interested in creating speedometer, you can read this tutorial.


Create speedometer chart

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To create a speedometer chart, you need to prepare some data at first.

1. Please specify the value range and parts you want the speedometer chart shown. Here I will separate the speedometer to three parts, so I will type 30, 60, 90 into three cells, then in the cell below them, type the total number of numbers you typed in the above three cells. See screenshot:


2. Go to the blank range next to the Value column, and type with below data. See screenshot:

Tip: In the Cell D4, type this formula =360-(D2+D3).


3. Select data in Value column and click Insert > Other Charts > Doughnut.


In Excel 2013, click Insert > Insert Pie or Doughnut Chart.

4. Right click at doughnut to select Format Data Series in context menu, then in Format Data Series dialog/pane, type 271 into Angle of first slice textbox.


5. Close dialog, right click at the biggest point, and click Format Data Point in context menu.


6. In the Format Data Point dialog, click Fill > No fill, and close the dialog.


In Excel 2013, click Fill & Line > No fill in Format Data Point pane.

7. Right click at the doughnut to select Select Data from context menu. Then in the popping dialog, click Add button.


8. In the Edit Series dialog, specify the new series name and select the series values.


9. Click OK > OK to close dialogs. And right click at the second doughnut (the outside one), click Change Series Chart Type, then in the Change Chart Type dialog, click Pie > Pie, and click the OK button to close the dialog.


In Excel 2013, under All Charts tab and in Combo section, click Pointer series, and click Pie in the drop down list, then check Secondary Axis box, and click OK to close this dialog.


10. Then click at the pie chart, and right click to select Format Data Series to go to Format Data Series dialog, and check Secondary Axis option, and then type 270 into the Agle of first slice textbox, and close the dialog.


In Excel 2013, type 270 into the Agle of first slice textbox in Format Data Series pane.

11. Select only the biggest point of pie, and right click to select Format Data Point. See screenshot:


12. In popping dialog, click Fill > No fill, and close the dialog.


In Excel 2013, click Fill & Line > Fill > No fill in the pane.

Then repeat this step to remove fill color of the bigger one in pie. Then you can see the chart shown as below:


13. Click at the pointer, and right click to select Add Data Labels, then click the appeared label, and click it again to edit it. Type = into the formula bar, and then select the cell you have typed 10 into it in step 2.


14. Press Enter key. Now when you change the cell content in cell D2, the pointer will auto change.


And you can format the chart as you like.


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Permalink -1 ashish
Tip of the day!!
We are sure you all are interested to learn more creative chart to present the report. In this tip you can learn how to make Gauge or Speedometer chart in Microsoft excel. just click on below link........
2015-05-08 11:22 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 Paul Chu
I think you should mention that the value in cell D4 is in fact (A8*2) otherwise the pointer value will not work.
2016-04-18 12:15 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -5 Srilakshmi Tarinigan
Hi, All this information is wrong. I did not find any "Format Data Series" option in Excel 2013. I don't know where is it coming from. Before posting it why don't you check. When I right click it shows format chart area and not format data series.
2016-07-12 07:15 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Shardul
The information is NOT wrong! The options are right there, provided you're clicking in the right place... which you obviously aren't.
Great tutorial... Thanks!
2016-09-01 08:37 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 Ankit
Hi Thanks for your help....But my Secondary axis is greyed out...can you please help
2016-09-09 10:18 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Daniel
The pointer is behind the first graph and does not show
2016-10-08 23:15 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 annon
you need to either send the pie chart to the front, or send the donut to the back. its in the main toolbar.
2016-11-24 01:20 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +2 hendrakhu
2017-01-09 06:43 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Peter
Excellent tutorial. Is there a way to show both positive and negative figures. Maybe putting the 0 position at say the top of the speedo and having the needle swing left for negative and right for positive figures.
2017-01-13 05:53 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 J
So awesome. Thanks for the help!
2017-05-02 16:56 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Gerrit
Could you please assist me in making this graph with small numbers; want to try it to indicate DIFR with the following data: -
Benchmark 0.27
Consolidated 0.16
Building 0.08
Civils 0.39
Mining 0.00
Plant 0.87

Thank you
2017-05-03 10:00 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Joben
Thanks for the formulas... I tried it & found that if we treat the value of 50% pie chart (the visible portion), i need to formulate cell D2 "value" x 1.8 or 1.81 in order for the "pointer" to be at the correct location in relation to the visible chart.

1. Base pie chart (pie chart no.1) is divided into 2 parts (50-50)
2. cell D2 "value" pointer to show 50%
2a. must insert a formula of (n) x 1.8 into cell D2
3. in order for the Series Data label to display the intended value of 50%, you must use another cell (example E2) & key in the value of 50

I hope this helps... :)
2017-06-09 03:15 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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