Smart Phone Apps Let You Remotely Charge Your Electric Car

Approximately 50,000 people per month use ReCargo's PlugShare app to locate public charging stations.

Published: 02-Oct-2013

Public charging stations for electric cars are getting easier to find, particularly in the Bay Area. But that doesn’t mean they’re convenient.

Most charge station networks want EV drivers to sign up and open an account before using a station. Many drivers prefer to avoid the hassle and do all their charging at home, said Forrest North, chief operating officer of Recargo.

Now a new version of Recargo’s popular PlugShare app will let EV drivers use public charging stations just by tapping their smartphones. No need to set up an account. Just drive up, pull out your phone, type your credit card number and plug the car in.


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