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The PlugShare App Helps Drivers Find the Nearest Outlet

 - Mar 9, 2011
References: plugshare & dvice
The PlugShare App is aiming to make owning and driving an electric vehicle easier by providing a map of public charging stations. The PlugShare App is crowdsourced, with users signing up to lend the electricity from their home, business, etc... to charge up EVs.

The idea behind the PlugShare App is that more people would drive EVs if there were more charging stations available. The PlugShare App is hoping to capitalize on the kindness of strangers willing to promote the use of EVs by offering up their outlets.

The PlugShare App is taking an extreme leap of faith here. The kindness of strangers is questionable at best, especially when that kindness shows up on an electricity bill a few months later.