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New ChargePoint Mobile App Shows Every U.S. Charging Station

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Chargepoint's electric car charging station app

Chargepoint's electric car charging station app

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Android and iPhone users can now find any electric vehicle charging station in the country, thanks to a new app from ChargePoint.

The ChargePoint EV app doesn't just let drivers locate ChargePoint's own stations, but those from other providers, too.

Compatible with all Android and iOS smartphones, the app lets drivers find stations nearby or search for stations near an address, and get directions to the user's station of choice.

The app's map display lets you know whether a station is free or in use, and set up a list of favorite places to charge.

ChargePoint-specific features include the ability to set up an account directly from your phone, start and stop charging sessions, get directions from wherever you are to where your electric car is charging, and get status information on your current or most recent charge.

The app will also let users get real-time notifications of their current charge--another ChargePoint-specific feature for account holders.

Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint, says the app gives drivers access to more than 10,000 of its stations located around the country, and thousands more from other networks--a feature requested by the company's users.

He describes it as "the easiest way to find any EV charging station anywhere in North America."

The app is available now, free to download from Android and Apple's respective application stores.

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  1. The only problem I've encountered with the app so far is it shows one charge point in my area as being 20 to 30 miles out to sea.
     
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  2. And it really doesn't show every station, it actually shows fewer stations then PlugShare. I was at an unveiling for a new charging station that the new Charge Point app doesn't even show.
     
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  3. This app sucks, recently upgraded with even more lag... PlugShare is the only way to go, crowdsourced to account for up to date feedback and minor updates.
     
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  4. When I initially loaded the various apps I was happiest with PlugShare because they showed all chargers from the beginning. They also show availability, pictures and fees, and I've added and fixed many of the charger listings. I'm glad to hear though ChargePoint is catching up (more info is better).
     
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