Recargo, an e-mobility software company and wholly-owned subsidiary of EVgo Inc., has announced that the PlugShare platform has surpassed one million app downloads since the start of 2021, the most in the app’s history.
PlugShare allows users to share their experiences and feedback around specific locations with other drivers, better plan both short- and long-range EV trips, rate their charging experiences via the proprietary PlugScore feature and use Pay With PlugShare at select charging networks.
The milestone arrives following EVgo’s acquisition of Recargo in July 2021. Since then, the companies say they have combined their respective strengths in nationwide public fast-charging infrastructure, software expertise, app development, market research, advertising and more.
“EV adoption requires more than cars—it requires great cars, reliable charging, and excellent software,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo acquired Recargo because we know how important the PlugShare platform is to help new and existing EV drivers around the world charge, and this 1 millionth annual download milestone is one of many as EV growth proliferates.”
As of July 2021, there were seven unique PlugShare app installs for every 10 EVs in operation in the U.S., reflecting the platform’s significant user penetration among America’s EV drivers. Since its inception, over 3.6 million unique Apple App Store and Google Play accounts worldwide have downloaded the app to their devices, contributing to upwards of 3.8 million reviews of public charging locations.
“The recent influx of reviews on the PlugShare platform is a testament to the growing demand for EVs and the charging infrastructure new and existing EV drivers use to go electric,” said Nick Wild, president and CEO of Recargo. “The PlugShare community continues to be the best place for accurate EV charging information, and we are excited to continue supporting drivers and infrastructure providers around the world.”