Software company PlugShare, makers of apps for owners of electric cars, is today announcing a partnership with car-sharing service (and TechCrunch Disrupt NYC winner) Getaround to provide $50 to those PlugShare members who sign up to share their car via Getaround’s service.
The idea, whose launch has been timed in conjunction with the first-ever “National Plug In Day,” is meant to promote peer-to-peer sharing, thought to play a crucial role in expanding EV adoption and infrastructure.
National Plug In Day (Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011) is an awareness-raising effort taking place across over two dozen cities across the U.S., with the hopes of drawing attention to the environmental and economic benefits of plug-in electric vehicles. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association will be teaming up to offer plug-in parades, tailgate parties, test drives and more.
PlugShare’s founders will be at the local San Francisco celebration of National Plug In Day this Sunday from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM at Chrissy Field, advocating for EV adoption alongside leaders from Getaround and Plug In Day sponsors.
Due to Getaround’s current availability, the $50 financial incentive will only be available to residents in the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Diego metropolitan area.
PlugShare is also announcing the launch of its new Web application, which now joins the iPhone and Android apps as another tool for accessing the large list of public and private charging stations the company maintains. You can preview the Web app here at www.plugshare.com/widget.
Getaround provides a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that enables car owners to rent their cars - from Priuses to Teslas - to a community of trusted drivers by hour, day, or week using just their smartphones. Car owners invest huge amounts of time and money into an asset they barely use. The average car is idle 92% of the time, while potential drivers walk past block after block of underutilized cars. We are here to connect the dots… to help people...