PlugShare Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Find Free, And Paid Charging Options
A newly released app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, called PlugShare aims to alleviate so-called "range anxiety" for electric vehicle drivers by giving them a map of an area's available, paid charging stations and homes or lots that will allow them to plug in and recharge for free. Xatori co-founder and chief executive Forrest North —who previously worked as an engineer at Tesla Motors , and founded and was CEO of Mission Motors, a company that makes electric motorcycles and their components— explained Xatori's mission with PlugShare: "We want to build and support a community that's creating a paradigm shift to a massively cleaner type of transportation. The reality is that most people will charge their electric vehicles at home and not exceed the range of their vehicle very often. This [app] provides a kind of backup plan, and lets you feel comfortable. If you did miscalculate, you’d be ok."