If you own an electric vehicle, you want to know where all the charging stations are. Thanks to the new iPhone and Android app CarStations, you can do that easily with the help of your smartphone.
Created by California rancher-come-programmer David Raboy, the free to download application helps EV drivers find their charge anywhere in the world, from shopping malls to business parks to camp grounds. At the moment, CarStations lists over 1,700 electric car charging stations with more being added daily by both the company and its growing community of EV drivers. The app integrates Google Maps, while filtering for the right type of station at the tap of a button. Additionally, the companion website CarStations.com gives drivers a “robust desktop option” for trip planning.
Aside from accessing the information, EV drivers can also participate in the community by sharing helpful tips with the CarStations community such as a charging station’s exact location in a super-sized suburban parking structure and the best nearby coffee shops for fellow drivers to chill out while they charge up.
In a nutshell, it’s a must-have app for every EV owner out there…