These apps keep your electric car from running out of power

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This community involvement means you can check charging station ratings and reviews, as well as get real-time updates on their current status. When it comes to making sure you never run out of battery power, the app guides you straight to the most convenient charging bay near your planned route or wherever you are right now.

chargepoint

ChargePoint allows you to filter stations based on various criteria.

ChargePoint via David Neild

ChargePoint app for android And iOS offers access to over 160,000 charging points operated by ChargePoint itself, as well as stations from all other major networks. There is no turn-by-turn navigation here, but you can easily find nearby charging options, as well as get updates on how many charging points are free.

You can even have the app ping you when a particular charging point becomes available. If you use genuine ChargePoint chargers, you get additional features such as the ability to start the charging process with a touch of your phone, as well as detailed data on charging your electric vehicle and how much it costs.

Your car app (probably)

Screenshot of the Ford Motors app

You can find chargers in the FordPass app.

Ford via David Neald

At this point, most electric vehicles (and many gasoline-powered vehicles) come with proprietary apps from the manufacturer. The app’s toolbar often has tools that will direct you to compatible charging points when you need them, and you’ll get regular updates on how much battery you have left and how far that can take you. You might find that you can totally rely on this app alone to get you where you’re going and not run out of energy, and if so, that’s great!

For example, in the case of Ford electric vehicles, you can use the FordPass app to android or iOS: Just select View chargers on the main screen, and then select the appropriate filters. You can launch a similar search through your car’s dashboard by going to the navigation screen, then tapping on Where? and collection Charging device of the options that appear on the display.

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