This is great find brought to us today by the Auto Tech devision over at NBC.com Have you ever wondered how you might locate charging centers if you were/are driving an electrical vehicle? As it so happens, one of the biggest concerns of switching to an all-electric vehicle is worrying about what would happen if you ran out of juice. Our roads and major highways are dotted with gas stations of course, but what’s an electric vehicle owner to do with a green car running on empty?
A new app called PlugShare wants to address exactly that, calming the worries of would-be green drivers with a map chock full of charging locations. PlugShare goes beyond aggregating public electric vehicle charging stations by encouraging users to submit their own personal plugs to the database, effectively weaving together a community of electric vehicle owners. Of course, having a stranger pull up at your home to plug in isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but when it comes to sustainability, sharing is caring. What do you think of this idea? Would you include your home in the App? Let us know!
Bloomberg is currently reporting, “Self-driving cars being planned by Google and global automakers may help counter slumping demand from younger customers by tapping the fastest-growing demographic in the world’s largest vehicle markets: the elderly.” Baby Boomers are all quickly joining the elderly in both the US and abroad in strong markets like Japan, where an ever-increasing number of older drivers are being hurt and killed in auto accidents.
Most modern vehicles use some form of fuel injection, as opposed to earlier cars that employed a carburetor to mix gasoline and air on it’s way into the engine. Normally most car owners never see more than the exterior of the fuel injectors under the hood. Here’s your chance to catch a glimpse of what’s going on inside each of those fuel injectors that sit atop the engine.