Recargo and Xatori have announced that the two companies are merging, and will combine their portfolios of charging-related apps and EV media properties. Both companies have seen tremendous growth in 2013.
The Recargo Station Finder and PlugShare charging locator apps will combine to form a directory of over 20,000 charging stations under the PlugShare brand, with more than 30,000 station reviews and 14,000 photos. The merger will also bring together Xatori’s charging manager GreenCharge and fleet manager ChargeManager, as well as EV research panel PlugInsights and news portal PluginCars.com.
Brian Kariger will remain as CEO of the company, while Forrest North, CEO of Xatori, will become COO. Both companies’ staff will be staying on, and the company will retain its offices in Venice and Menlo Park, California
“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.”
“This merger gives us more opportunities to work with larger companies, utilities, automakers, and fleets,” said North. “Best of all, our users will benefit from our combined talents and unified product. The strength and passion of our combined communities will really help accelerate the plug-in revolution.”