People nowadays are moving more towards buying electric vehicles as they are cheaper to operate because they do not need fuel to run and function rather on electricity. These cars are safer to drive than normal fuel based models and are cost-effective as their maintenance is lower than that of a normal car. Hence, in one way or another Electric Cars are the future as they not only provide affordable transportation but also protect the environment by cutting down on fuel which reduces pollution.
These cars are loaded with features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Monitors and much more. Apps are being developed for such cars so as to provide ease of functionality to the users. Thus, the following five apps are some of the best apps which you can use for your electric cars :-
The biggest concern while using electric cars is to find a charging station to recharge the battery. This app helps you in finding charging stations. This app provides directions to official charging stations as well as charging stations maintained by people at their homes. This app is available on Android and iOS and also works outside of the United States.
Waze is a crowd-funded app which uses Google Maps to provide precise directions to the driver. The app provides traffic alerts, mid-navigation route changing and police reports. This app is available for Android and iOS. Google the company which owns Waze uses its crowd-sourced data to improve the functionality of Google Maps. Waze is not that much useful for normal navigation i.e. outside a car but it is the best app for navigation while driving.
This iOS-only app provides an enlarged HUD (Heads Up Display) which makes it easy to access music player, maps and other commonly used features. This app provides an intelligent UI which makes using this app easy and hassle-free.
4. Witness Driving
This app turns your phone into a dashboard cam without actually spending money for a dashboard cam. However, the dashboard cam feature of this app is not that great in comparison to the other features which are provided through this app such as the ability to record time, speed, acceleration, location and an accident detection which lets the driver know when an accident may occur. These features help the driver to be in complete control of their driving pattern.
5. Green Charge
Green Charge is an iOS app which was developed by the people who made the PlugShare app. This app connects with the computer in your car, keeping the user updated on all sorts of vital data such as the speed of the battery charging, monitoring emissions, tracking driving patterns, tracking financial and environmental costs of your car. This app lets the user be in complete control of his driving experience.
Thus, the above five apps are the ones you should download as companion apps for your electric car to increase your flexibility, comfort and ease of use.