Recargo builds Pay with PlugShare into its popular EV charging station locator app, standardizing the payment process for electric vehicle charging.
The PlugShare app presents you with a Google Map filled with icons indicating user-submitted locations where EV drivers can plug in.
The new iOS app from Xatori helps owners of electric cars locate places where they can charge their vehicles--including the homes of other EV enthusiasts.
Charging an electric car is not quite as easy as just plugging it in. There are different charging options that fill a car's battery and different rates.
A new iteration of the MyFord Mobile app for the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi will include real-time information on charging stations.
The fact that the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is an electric SUV is less compelling than its range, where it comes in a little stronger than most electric cars.
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Like other electric cars, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV offers limited usage scenarios due to its range, but its drivetrain is ultraefficient and surprisingly powerful.
Most Volt owners probably apply the driving habits long practiced by hybrid owners, like braking and accelerating gently, to conserve energy and maximize battery power. But they may not know that small choices, like how they choose to warm the Volt's interior on a chilly day, also makes a difference in how far they can go on battery power alone.
As electric vehicles come to market, the auto and utility industries are experimenting with new business models to clear the way for the technology.