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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered with Mercedes parent Daimler to develop the app, which will be integrated into the car's navigation system. This... read more

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Gas pump

Will Your Local Gas Prices Rise or Fall? Fuelcaster Knows (It Says)

There's a new app out that claims to let users predict the future ... of gas prices. Fuelcaster is a free online app from Esurance that estimates whether prices will rise or... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Automatic Link device connects to cars' OBD-II ports to gather data for an iPhone app

What Can I Save Driving An Electric Car? Apps Can Help, Soon

Last month, Apple Stores in the United States began stocking the Automatic Link. And it might just point the way toward how to convince more car buyers that a plug-in... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator iPhone app screenshot

Finding Alternative Fueling Stations? DoE Has An App For That

Apparently there's an app for everything--including finding a place to fill up or recharge your alternative-fuel vehicle. The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
Screenshot from Pay With PlugShare app for electric-car charging

PlugShare Debuts Cellphone Payments For Electric-Car Charging

Recargo, the company that owns the PlugShare app for locating electric-car charging stations, launched a new way to pay for charging today. Its "Pay With PlugShare" program... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)

California Figures Out Regulation For Ridesharing Apps

If you really want to go green, why not get rid of your car? That's the logic behind ridesharing and carsharing services. In theory, they provide all of the convenience of a... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
PlugScore charging station rating system from Recargo

PlugShare Launches PlugScore, So Electric-Car Drivers Can Rate Charging Stations

While the quality of gasoline can vary slightly from station to station, you're always pretty sure of the experience you'll get. There's a gas station in most towns, you pump... read more September 4, 2013 by 


 
Google Glass

What Happens If You Add Google Glass To A Tesla Electric Car?

Wearable computers and electric cars. Two things you might not think have much in common--but one app developer is exploring ways of linking the two cutting-edge... read more July 18, 2013 by  3


 
Traffic

Can Smartphone Apps & Carsharing Really Cut Cars On The Road?

Sometimes, change is painful, devastating -- just ask the folks at Blockbuster Video or the residents of any neighborhood that's been split by new freeways. Sometimes, change... read more July 15, 2013 by  1


 
Cars parked diagonally along parking meters, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938 (via Wikimedia)

Parking Apps Proliferate, But Can They Solve The Problem Of Traffic Congestion?

Yesterday, we received a press release from a company called Pango, which makes an app that allows motorists to pay for on-street parking. (The company's demo video is... read more May 29, 2013 by  0


 
Electric-car charging station locations as of May 2013, combined data from Recargo and Xatori

Electric-Car Charging Station Locator App Companies To Merge

Two companies that make apps to let electric-car drivers locate nearby charging stations will merge, they announced today. Recargo and Xatori will combine their communities... read more May 22, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Confused By MPG? Ford Contest Rewards App Developers Who Help

Life can be confusing for those motivated into greener cars with the aim of saving money. With all the options available to today's buyers--more efficient gasoline, diesel... read more March 29, 2013 by  4


 
Chargepoint's electric car charging station app

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

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... read more December 27, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

New Onstar App Lets Chevy Volt Drivers Compete On Electric Miles

It happens already: Chevy Volt owners compare their lifetime electric miles, how long they've driven without using gasoline, and their lifetime gas mileage. Now Chevrolet is... read more November 15, 2012 by  5


 
Continuous electric miles in 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car [photo: David Noland]

Onstar Will Let Chevy Volt Owners Share Their Data Again, Soon

Owners of the Chevy Volt range-extended electric car are often pretty technically advanced. Many are conversant not only with auto technology but also with apps and software... read more October 24, 2012 by  13


 
Ford Escape Hybrid Taxi

UberX Service Offers Hybrid Cars, Lower Fares In NY, San Francisco

A car service, not for the rich, but for the rest of us. It’s a novel idea, and its time has come, thanks to on-demand car service startup Uber, which will soon start... read more August 10, 2012 by  2


 
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