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BMW is launching an app dedicated to monitoring the charging of its new i EV lineup. The German automaker said its Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home. The app was developed by the BMW Group and […]

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Ford invites all makers, hackers and developers interested in helping drivers improve their fuel economy to enter the Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge. The deadline to enter is July 24. The competition, announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show by Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln, […]

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As of yesterday, mobile app developers who want to help drivers better understand how they use fuel can submit their OpenXC-based apps to the Ford Personalized Fuel Efficiency App Challenge. The challenge runs through July 24, 2013. Later this summer a panel of judges will evaluate the submissions and award $50,000 in cash prizes for […]

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Readers whishing for a car that would be perfectly integrated with their iPhone’s will be happy hearing about the iBeetle. Later this year, the iPhone will interface with the Beetle and Beetle Convertible via a specially developed app and a docking station. The iBeetle is the first model line from the Volkswagen Group in which […]

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Volvo has launched upgrades to the company’s Volvo On Call app, allowing owners to find their car, lock it and monitor everyday use of their Volvo. The new application for smartphones is designed, according to Volvo, to offer car owners easy-to-use relationship with the car from a distance. It enables users to see a wide […]

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Ford is adding a charging a charging station finder to MyFord Mobile. The new function is powered by PlugShare.com and will be compatible with the new Ford Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles. Ford said PlugShare provides a live database of charging stations across North America. In addition to aggregating publicly available lists […]

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ChargePoint introduced on Monday its newest electric vehicle charging station mobile application for iPhone and Android smart phones. The EV charger company said that with a new user experience and redesigned look, the ChargePoint EV charging station app now features all EV charging stations installed in the United States, not just those on the ChargePoint network. Additionally, […]

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