Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) have several options for finding public and private locations to charge up. PlugShare, a mobile and web application developed by Xatori, has grown its nationwide charging network to more than 100,000 users and 11,000 charging stations across the U.S. When the application was first launched, there were only 500 charging stations included.
The mobile app does more than just tell an EV driver where the closet, available charging station is located. It is also a source of information that details EV behavior. Along with a new app GreenCharge, the information is now giving unique insights into nationwide adoption of electric vehicles. For example, the average user drives 1,050 miles per month and spends around $30 dollars in charging costs. EV drivers save around $75 per month in fuel costs and 360 lbs of CO2 emissions.
The data has determined the Top 10 EV-ready cities in North America:
4. San Francisco Bay Area
10. Washington D.C. Area
“PlugShare’s success is largely thanks to the EV community at large, and we’re committed to helping provide new products and services that help engage with them,” said Xatori Founder and CEO Forrest North. “With the information we gather on charging stations and driving behaviors, we hope to inform the EV industry to continue to develop solutions that support and further the shift to electric vehicles.”