Available now for the Apple iPhone, iPad and, iPod Touch for $9.99 (calm down, Google fans, an Android version is coming soon), the app offers functions and functionality automakers don't quite get right. For instance, the infamous Leaf state-of-charge reading. The car expresses how much energy is in your battery in miles remaining, which changes constantly depending on a wide variety of factors. You can find the preferred percentage reading on the Leaf app but you have to pull out your phone, open the app and wait for it to pull the information from the vehicle. GreenCharge collects this data every five minutes and displays it on your gadget's desktop, saving you the frustrating wait. Nice, eh?
Another touted feature is the savings calculator. Drawing from prices in your area, it tells you how much money you're saving by driving electric and keeps a record so you can look at the numbers broken down in daily, weekly or monthly increments. You can then share your savings with friends via Facebook, Twitter or email and perhaps encourage them to consider the benefits of going gas-free.
You can find the download link to the Apple's iStore at the GreenCharge website. For even more details, hit the jump for a short video along with the official press release.
GreenCharge App for Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts Launches Today in the iOS App Store
Mobile App Measures Real Time Environmental and Economic Impact of Electric Vehicles
PALO ALTO, CA, Jan 31, 2012 – Xatori Inc., creators of PlugShare, the nation's largest electric vehicle charging network, today introduces its second product, GreenCharge. The mobile application allows users to view real time battery data and to see and share the environmental and monetary benefits of owning an electric vehicle. The app is now available in the iTunes App Store for $9.99 for use on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
The GreenCharge app is a must-have utility for electric vehicle owners and those considering one. The app provides real time charging information by syncing directly with an eligible electric vehicle such as a Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt. In addition, GreenCharge is the first and only app to connect driving data with local energy pricing to give personalized data about the cost of operating an electric car. EV owners can also see the environmental impact of driving in terms of carbon offset. By providing this information, GreenCharge empowers EV owners and enthusiasts alike to better understand and communicate the advantages of electric vehicles.
With the GreenCharge app, users can:
Seamlessly sync data from their Nissan LEAF or Chevrolet Volt
Test out a demonstration vehicle to simulate driving and cost information if considering purchasing an EV
Get real time charging, battery, and range information for their electric vehicles
See their daily, weekly, and monthly driving broken down by mileage and price
Share their daily, weekly, and monthly driving information on Twitter and Facebook, or via email.
See how many pounds of CO2 emissions they have offset by driving an electric vehicle instead of a gasoline vehicle
Compare savings from their electric vehicle to a traditional gasoline vehicle
"I've talked to too many people who have been confused about the benefits and operating costs of an electric vehicle" said Forrest North, CEO of Xatori Inc. "We built GreenCharge to let EV owners understand their cars and educate others on the true environmental and monetary benefits of driving an electric vehicle."
For more information please visit the website at www.greenchargeapp.com.
About Xatori Inc.
Xatori is a Palo Alto-based software company founded in 2010 that builds innovative software for electric vehicles and an enlightened electricity 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 on the Stanford Solar Car team. Advisors include Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal and Slide) and Marc Tarpenning (co-founder of Tesla Motors).