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Xatori Inc., maker of "innovative" software for electric vehicles, announced that its flagship app, PlugShare, is now the U.S.' most extensive plug-in vehicle charging network. How can an app be considered a charging network? Well, here's how Xatori explains its wild claim:
With over 12,000 users, PlugShare is now facilitating plug-sharing in 47 of 50 U.S. states. The network includes over 1,500 private outlets shared by PlugShare members as well as over 1,000 public charging stations. Of the private outlets, 65 percent of them are standard 120 volts outlets and 35 percent of them are 240 volt J1772 plugs. As evidenced by these numbers, the PlugShare network has quickly taken off to become one of the most timely and innovative platforms for addressing the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The PlugShare app allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners in to share their "outlets" with one another. Members can choose to share them fancy J1772 plugs or even lowly 120 volt outlets. PlugShare includes an up-to-date listing of public charging stations and is available free of charge by clicking here.

[Source: Xatori, Inc.]
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Xatori Inc. Announces Its PlugShare App is Now the Nation's Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network

App's Success Reflects the Nation's Growing Interest in Electric Vehicles


April 19, 2011 – Xatori Inc., an electric vehicle software company, today announced that its flagship app, PlugShare, is now the largest charging network in the United States. The application is free and available for download here:http://itun.es/i698cr.

PlugShare represents a cause-oriented spin on the sweeping trend of collaborative consumption by helping electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts create a network, both physical and social, to support and advocate for the popular adoption of electric vehicles. PlugShare allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners in the United States to share their outlets with one another. Members can choose to share 240v J1772 plugs (compatible with the latest generation of EVs, such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt) or standard 120v outlets. PlugShare also includes an up-to-date listing of public charging stations.

With over 12,000 users, PlugShare is now facilitating plug-sharing in 47 of 50 U.S. states. The network includes over 1,500 private outlets shared by PlugShare members as well as over 1,000 public charging stations. Of the private outlets, 65% of them are standard 120v outlets and 35% of them are 240v J1772 plugs. As evidenced by these numbers, the PlugShare network has quickly taken off to become one of the most timely and innovative platforms for addressing the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

"We are thrilled to see this growing community forming around plug-sharing in the name of expanding grid accessibility and lessening our dependence on oil," said Forrest North, founder and CEO of Xatori, Inc. "In addition to its utility as a charging network, PlugShare is also a valuable communication platform for EV owners and enthusiasts. People are excited to connect with each other via PlugShare – it's becoming a cause-based social network."

For more information please visit the website at www.plugshare.com or follow PlugShare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/plugshare.

About Xatori Inc.

Xatori is a Palo Alto-based company founded in 2010 that builds innovative software for electric vehicles and an enlightened grid. CEO Forrest North was previously founder and CEO at Mission Motors and an engineer at Tesla Motors. CTO Armen Petrosian was previously an engineer at Amprius and a leader on the Stanford Solar Car team. Advisors include Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal and Slide) and Marc Tarpenning (co-founder of Tesla Motors).


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      cadd
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's a pretty cool app, but there's no way that all those people who claim to have the J1772 plug actually have them
        Naturenut99
        • 4 Years Ago
        @cadd
        I dare you to find (more than one) that actually dont have what they say. Leaf and Volt buyers have had access to buy the J1772 charging equipment. Nissan made the early buyers setup a home "interview" to make sure they could install a level 2/ J1772 charging device. (If you can tell I struggling not to call it a charger since it isnt a literal charger) And Nissan is already listing their dealership charging locations.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Race in Electric space is on now! China leads the world with over 100 million riding e-scooters, e-bikes, and light-electric vehicles. By December 2015, China plans to have 500,000 electric vehicles that can travel slow streets to fast highways. Those EV will be supported with 220,000 charge pointsand 2,351 battery swap stations in the nation’s latest plans. China’s 12th Five Year Plan is summarized in a new Deutsche Bank (DB) report. http://sufiy.blogspot.com/2011/04/powered-by-lithium-china-plans-220000.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the idea of the app... but what about all of us that don't have iphones or ipads? Imagine how large and great the network could be if they had a web portal as well. Oh well.
        skierpage
        • 4 Years Ago
        For public stations, there's http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/locator/stations/ , which you can also search for the handful of public H2 refueling stations in the USA. I think Google uses this data when you search Google Maps for "public charging stations". And Coulomb Technologies has their own map of stations that are part of their ChargePoint network, with the advantage that it reports which stations are currently unoccupied. I don't know whose data Nissan uses for the Leaf's system.
        Naturenut99
        • 4 Years Ago
        Your correct, that a web page access would be good. But they do say that an Android app is also coming. I know, that doesnt satisfy everyone. But at least its one more way.