PlugShare App Connects Electric Car Drivers with Charging Stations. Green Technology By Ian Andrew | PlugShare App Connects Electric Car Drivers with Charging Stations Today, electric car manufacturer Xatori announced a brand new smartphone app called PlugShare that will assist the electric car community in finding and sharing charging stations. This app gives everyday people the ability to sign up and offer to share their electricity with electric car drivers. Electric car charging stations will be everywhere You don’t even need to own an electric car yourself to sign-up and be of assistance to an out-of-towner who is in need of a quick power up.
Other App Features In addition to sharing your own outlets with EV drivers, the app allows you to search and get directions for public charging stations, and call or text other PlugShare members who may be in the area. Giving away power to strangers Get Involved! Download the free iPhone and iPod Touch app from the App Store today to start sharing! Still not convinced? Eco Friendly Cars in America: the Top 25 Cities Ready for Electric Cars. Vehicles By Ian Andrew | Eco Friendly Cars in America: the Top 25 Cities Ready for Electric Cars There’s no question that electric cars are the wave of the future, and to show the progress the United States are making towards adopting eco friendly vehicles Ford has released a map featuring the 25 cities that are most ready for electric cars. Ford’s Electric Ford Focus Although Ford’s newest eco friendly car isn’t even released yet, the automaker doesn’t want to miss out on all of the hype that’s currently surrounding electric cars.
That is why Ford has released the above pictured map, with the 25 American cities which are most prepared for the surge of electric vehicles that is sure to come. The 25 cities most prepared for electric cars In no particular order, the 25 cities most prepared for electric cars are… Is your city on the list, and if so, have you noticed any charging stations being set up for electric car drivers? [via] Autolib' electric car sharing network launches in Paris. Vehicles By Ian Andrew | Autolib’ electric car sharing network launches in Paris This morning, Paris’ Autolib’ electric car sharing network launched with 250 EVs on the road to increase eco friendly transportation around the French city. The Autolib program is a follow-up to the massively successful bike sharing program, Vélib’, similar to the BIXI program which caught on at the same time in other cities around the world. The premise of the car sharing program is that a driver can easily rent a car at one location, drive it to where they need to go within the city core, and drop it off at another designated station for someone else to use.
Although it takes the place of a taxi cab, some still argue the car sharing programs detract from public transportation and keep cars on the road when in fact we should be working to achieve the opposite. Photos via Francisco Gonzalez. Nissan introduces wireless charging for the LEAF.