Just after Google and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that Google Maps would be used to help drivers find electric vehicle (EV) chargingstations, a new company is offering an application for iPhone users tofind out where the nearest station is.
PlugShare claims to be the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with over 2,500 charging locations. And it’s free.
Designed by Xatori, a Palo Alto software company, PlugShare is acommunity-powered EV network that provides up-to-date listing of allpublic charging stations compatible with the newest generation ofelectric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt.
PlugShare brings the concept of online social networking to EVdrivers by enabling private chargers to share their own outlet, if theywish to do so. For now, the application is only available for iPhonebut Xatori says it will soon be available on Android as well.