Recargo Bringing Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Network Locations and Real-Time Availability Status to EV Community
Automatic Updates Deliver Authoritative Content, Convenience for EV Drivers Seeking Charge Stations
LOS ANGELES, CA - September 13, 2011 - Recargo, Inc., developer of mobile applications for drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) and connected cars, today announced that it has added automatic charging station location and availability status updates to the Recargo mobile app and website from Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint® Network. Using Coulomb’s open ChargePoint Network Web Services API allows Recargo to provide real-time updates--the first and only app besides Coulomb’s own to do so--and significantly reduce range anxiety for EV drivers. The ChargePoint Network is an open-platform network of charging stations managing the delivery of electricity to EVs around the globe.
“Working with Coulomb and using their open API is an important step in Recargo’s ongoing effort to be the most trusted and easy-to-use resource for electric vehicle drivers,” said Brian Kariger, CEO of Recargo. “When a Recargo user searches for the best place to charge their car, they can find current locations with up-to-the-minute availability status from the ChargePoint Network, a worldwide leader in electric mobility.”
Recargo combines infrastructure data from trusted providers such as Coulomb Technologies, the leader in EV charging systems and application services, with photos, tips and reviews from the Recargo community to give drivers powerful tools to plan their trips or find a place to charge on the go.
“Coulomb is proud to be working with Recargo to extend the reach of the ChargePoint Network in new ways,” said Ed Taylor, director of product marketing at Coulomb Technologies. “This will help EV adoption by reducing range anxiety and maximizing the EV driving experience. Drivers and infrastructure operators alike benefit when we foster innovation through cooperation across the industry.”
Recargo, Inc., based in Los Angeles, Calif., develops software for drivers of electric vehicles and connected cars. The Recargo iPhone app, for locating plug-in vehicle chargers worldwide, regardless of manufacturer or network, has been downloaded by more than 15,000 users in 122 countries.
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