ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication (NFC) and their smartphone. This doesn’t mean your phone itself is capable of charging your car, of course, though that... read more

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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

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Connectivity, Navigation Highlights

BMW i Genius: Artificial Intelligence Answers Electric Car Queries

It takes customers a little while to get used to any new vehicle, but for new vehicles like the BMW i3 and upcoming BMW i8 sports car it could take a little longer than most... read more August 28, 2013 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

GreenCharge Electric Car iPhone App

Green Charge Offers 3rd Party Monitoring Of 2012 Volt, Leaf Charging

In case you hadn’t heard, smartphone apps are the number one accessory for any plug-in car owner. In fact, nearly every mainstream electric car on the market today has... read more January 31, 2012 by 1

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford: Using Apps To Maximize Your Electric Car Experience

Electric cars might have been killed off a couple of times in the past, but the current wave appears to have hit at just the right time. It's not all to do with concerns over... read more January 11, 2012 by 1

2013 BMW i3 Electric Car Smartphone App

2013 BMW i3 Electric Car iPhone App Screenshots Teased: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

We’re less than a week away from the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and that means automakers are eagerly dropping hints about what we’ll... read more January 3, 2012 by 1

New mobile version of GreenCarReports site, December 2011

New Mobile Version For GreenCarReports! Try It Out Today

Green-car enthusiasts are often early adopters, even technology enthusiasts. In the digital media world, that means they're likely to access content not only on computers and... read more December 21, 2011 by 2

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

Tesla Roadster Owners Soon To Get iPhone App Thanks To Tech-Savvy Fans

Nearly every electric car on the market today comes with technology that enables you to remotely start its charging cycle, pre-cool the cabin, or check its state of charge... read more December 5, 2011 by 1

Toyota Touch Life smartphone synchronizing

Toyota Prius Hybrid Gets Phone Connectivity With Toyota Touch

Oscar Wilde once said, "It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information." Now, he might not have said that had he lived in modern times and seen... read more October 31, 2011 by 0

2011 Nissan LEAF iPhone App

How Far Left On My Leaf? Electric-Car Charging Location Apps: Review

The all-electric Nissan Leaf is a gas to drive. The car is peppy, quiet, and holds the road nicely. But its practical range is approximately 75 miles on an 80-percent battery... read more October 24, 2011 by 2

BMW EVolve iPhone App

Are You Electric Car Ready? BMW’s New App Helps You Decide

You may recall earlier this year we wrote about an iPhone app designed to help prospective electric car buyers figure out just how big a battery pack their new electric car... read more April 22, 2011 by 2

2011 Nissan LEAF iPhone App

Waiting for Your 2011 Nissan Leaf? Here, Have an iPhone App

We know. You’ve put the deposit down, agonized over the charge station installation and felt a pang of jealousy when you discovered your 2011 Nissan LEAF won’t... read more December 17, 2010 by 4

'Dial-A-Car' MadeInGermany Self-Driving Taxi (via

Berlin University Showcases ‘Dial-A-Car’ Self-Driving Taxi To Help Reduce Urban Traffic

Here in the States the self driving Google cars driving around San Francisco made most news outlets, including right here at (more here). Heck, I even heard... read more November 1, 2010 by 0


Ready For Your Electric Car? Don’t Forget The Smart Phone

If you’ve got one of the many new electric cars due to launch this year on order you’re probably as excited about going electric as our own Marty Padgett, who is... read more October 15, 2010 by 0



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