Xatori Claims Largest EV Charging Network

Electric vehicle software company Xatori, whose advisors include PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and Tesla Motors co-founder Marc Tarpenning, announced that its iPhone app has helped create what is being proclaimed as the largest charging station network in the United States.

We first reported on the application earlier this year, and noted its crowd-sourced platform that allows users to add charging stations and connect to other electric vehicle enthusiasts through some social media based designs.

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The company says there are now on its network over 12,000 users and 2,500 charging stations, of which 1,000 are public. The 1,500 private outlets are split between 240v J1772 units compatible with cars like the Nissan Leaf and Cheyy Volt.

We’ve covered similar solutions from Coulomb Technologies, and recently reported on the U.S. Department of Energy’s partnership with Google on for a data collection project of public charging stations that will be integrated with the search engine’s famous mapping technology.

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