EV software company Recargo has introduced a new consulting service for the EV industry. PlugShare Guide will help clients develop plans for managing EV infrastructure and strategies to accelerate EV adoption, using the company’s market intelligence and analytical tools.
PlugShare maintains a detailed database of EV charging stations in North America, including location, technology and driver behavioral data. A key piece of PlugShare’s business model is providing data on charging infrastructure to automakers, utilities, and charging networks.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Ashley Horvat will lead PlugShare Guide from the company’s offices in Portland, Oregon. Horvat was previously the Chief EV Officer of Oregon, and also designed the West Coast Electric Highway charging network in Oregon.
The new division’s first major project will be designing a fast charging network for Pacific Gas & Electric. PlugShare Guide will also be evaluating EV opportunities for Seattle City Light and developing EV tourism initiatives with Travel Oregon.
“PlugShare Guide is part of our continuing effort to amplify the voice of EV drivers to aid automakers, utilities, regulators, and the plug-in community,” said PlugShare CEO Brian Kariger. “By furthering the impact of our research capabilities with consulting services, PlugShare Guide will take a further step to help utilities and other stakeholders determine actionable objectives to expand much-needed EV infrastructure.”