ChargePoint today introduced its newest electric vehicle charging station mobile application for all iPhone and Android smart phones. With a new user experience and redesigned look, the ChargePoint EV charging station app now features all EV charging stations installed in the United States, not just those on the ChargePoint network. Additionally, EV drivers can now easily identify which stations have pricing and exactly how far they are from their location. Available for free, the updated ChargePoint EV charging station app also provides EV drivers direct access to their social network accounts including Facebook and Twitter.
It’s difficult in Europe to find anybody who sees electric vehicles as anything more than city cars. The modest sales of the Nissan LEAF, which we view as a compact in Europe, only confirm this opinion, and manufacturers are enthusiastic about the upcoming Renault Zoe and Volkswagen E-Up! which will both launch next year. The Mitsubishi i and the Smart Electric Drive have paved the way, showing there is a demand for silent emission-free motoring in the city. But this is Europe, and America is different. Or is it?
Gripes over the cost of gas since Hurricane Sandy have given way to worrying about getting any gas at all, or getting it without waiting 5 hours. Could electric vehicle sales, which have slowed in the last half-year, benefit? Possibly. But they’ve still got a way to go.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid outsold the 2013 Toyota Prius V in October, according to sales numbers from both automakers.