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Now Electric-Car Drivers Can Use Google Glass To Find Charging Stations

Now Electric-Car Drivers Can Use Google Glass To Find Charging Stations

Google Glass has taken the tech sector by storm--and now it's giving electric-car drivers a reason to pay attention as well. Charging-station operator SemaConnect has developed an app (via BWWGeeksWorld) for the wearable computer that helps drivers find places to charge. The app allows drivers to... read more

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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 


 
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


 
TuneIn streaming radio integration  -  2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Gets First Direct TuneIn Internet Radio Integration

Deliveries for the 2012 Tesla Model S have started, and in case you missed editor John Voelcker's first drive of the Model S this past week, one point of note was how calm... read more July 24, 2012 by 


 
Relay Rides smartphone app for car sharing, with 2012 Chevrolet Volt in background

Onstar Lets Owners Rent Out Their GM Cars Via Relay Rides

One way to drive greener is to use fewer cars more efficiently. The average car sits stationary for 23 hours a day; surely if it were used more, we would need fewer cars... read more July 18, 2012 by  2


 
Uber luxury sedan hiring app

Uber App To Connect Riders And Drivers Now Legal In D.C., At Last

Uber, a San Francisco-based startup company that provides on-demand private drivers to customers through its smartphone app, has had an especially bumpy ride since launching... read more July 12, 2012 by  1


 
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