What is PlugShare?
PlugShare is a free EV driver’s app for iOS, Android, and web, allowing users to find charging stations, leave reviews, and connect with other plug-in vehicle owners.
How do I get PlugShare?
Launch the PlugShare application. If you don’t already have it, download the free app for Android or iPhone. If you are located at a charging station that supports Pay with PlugShare, tap the alert that appears at the bottom of the map.
Does PlugShare cost money?
There are no membership fees, balances, commitments, or recurring billing plans. If a station supports Pay with PlugShare, PlugShare users automatically see the option in the app. Pay with PlugShare works with SemaConnect, Webasto, and participating WattStation chargers, and will expand to other networks in the future.
Is PlugShare free charging?
PlugShare Partners To Launch Program To Provide Free EV Charging Stations Plus Installation To Eligible California Drivers.
Can Tesla use PlugShare?
Use of connectors is reserved for Test Drive cars and owners. Owners are encouraged to check in with store staff upon arrival and move their vehicle once their desired level of charge is complete.
Is ChargePoint free?
The ChargePoint app is free to download and the best way to find convenient charging stations. You can filter for stations based on real time availability, price (many of charging stations on the ChargePoint network are free to use), and charging speed (Prius Prime drivers should look for Level 2 public chargers).
What is the best EV charging app?
Power Up: The Best Apps for Finding EV Charging Stations
- EVHotels. This app helps you find hotels with EV charging stations or charging stations near hotels.
- PlugShare. This app lays claim to the most accurate and complete public EV charging map worldwide.
- Open Charge Map.
Does PlugShare work with Tesla?
The Trip Planner supports most EV models including: Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Tesla Model X, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Fiat 500e, Ford Fusion Energi, Volkswagen e-Golf, Kia Soul EV, etc.
Does Google Maps have EV routing?
It works in the same way as adding a gas station—or any other stop—while navigation. All you need to do is follow the steps in our guide to finding gas on your route with Google Maps, but search for “EV charging stations” instead. You’ll see results and you can choose which charger to add to your route.
How do I plan a trip with PlugShare?
Simply click on a PlugShare location as usual and you will see the Check In button replaced with Add to Trip. Clicking this button will either insert it into your first empty stop OR right before your destination. You can type in a location name or address and select from the list of choices.
Can Teslas use ChargePoint?
Yes, all Tesla vehicles can charge at a ChargePoint station. Tesla vehicles use a different charger than the standard plugs at ChargePoint, so you’ll need an adapter. For standard charging, you can use the adapter that came with the vehicle if you still have it. But for fast charging, you’ll need a CHAdeMO adapter.
Can you profit from EV charging stations?
Reuters reports that so far, EV charging has been a money-loser for BP and its rivals. BP doesn’t expect its charging division to turn a profit before 2025. However, on a margin basis, BP’s fast charging stations are getting close to delivering the same margins the company earns from pumping petrol.
Why do Tesla drivers tap the charger?
According to TeslaToro, some Tesla owners believe tapping the charger to the taillight will help with charging speed or connectivity. People who promote this theory think that the tap-tap on the taillight nixes static electricity, clears debris from the charging pins, or even “aligns electrons,” whatever that means.