Announcement: Plugshare and Recargo Merge

By · May 22, 2013

Recargo, Inc. and Xatori, Inc., the companies behind the two leading EV charging locater apps, today announced they are merging. The merger will expand the companies’ ability to offer guidance to electric car drivers.

The combined company will bring together Recargo and Plugshare into a single, comprehensive directory of more than 20,000 electric vehicle charging stations under the PlugShare brand—with more than 30,000 station reviews and 14,000 photos to assist in last mile navigation.

Recargo is the owner and publisher of PluginCars.com.

Growing the EV Market

Both Recargo and Xatori have seen tremendous growth in 2013, doubling membership across their EV charging communities.

The merger will also bring Xatori’s plug-in charging manager GreenCharge and fleet manager ChargeManager under the same roof as EV research panel PlugInsights—and EV news and information portal PluginCars.com.

Recargo chief executive Brian Kariger will remain the C.E.O. of the company, while Forrest North, C.E.O. of Xatori, Inc., will become chief operating officer. “We came together with the same goal in mind, to grow the EV market.” said Kariger. "This merger is the beginning of a powerful collaboration, doubling resources and fortifying our community."

To celebrate the merger, Recargo, PlugShare and PluginCars.com are pleased to offer this infographic, revealing the rapid expansion of public electric car charging infrastructure in North America. A larger version is also available for viewing, and distribution throughout the Internet.

Rise of Charging Stations Infographic

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