PlugShare Quarterly Launches: Gives New Depth Behind Charging Infrastructure In US

APR 27 2015 BY JAY COLE 8

Most everyone is familiar with PlugShare, more specifically its free application to find charging stations (and also peruse users reviews of them), for smart phones and the web.

In total more than 150,000 plug-in drivers have used the service and the PlugShare database lists more than 30,000 public stations.

PlugShare Quarterly Breaks Down Free And Paid Charging Stations In The US (click to enlarge)

PlugShare Quarterly Breaks Down Free And Paid Charging Stations In The US (click to enlarge)

Now PlugShare is compiling data from all the players (such as the Tesla Supercharger network, Blink, eVgo, ChargePoint, SemaCharge, GE WattStation, AeroVironment, etc) and launching a commercial (paid) research report entitled “PlugShare Quarterly”

We were fortunate to both get a quick synopsis of the program from a PlugShare representative, but also a sneak look at some of the detailed, not seen before information contained in the first edition, Q1 2015 report; such as 63.3% of the public charging infrastructure today in the US is free.

“PlugShare is releasing a new product on Friday (April 24th, 2015) called PlugShare Quarterly. The Quarterly is a chart gallery released once a quarter that delivers high-level insights about the trajectory of our country’s EV charging infrastructure.

We produced the Quarterly using the PlugShare Data On-Demand service we recently released, but the Quarterly is really intended for the general EV industry stakeholder audience including utilities, charging networks, automakers, cities, non-profits, and other organizations.

The Quarterly will be available for purchase for $2500 as a PDF with 16 reports accompanied by a brief annotation that explains the contents of each report. It will be hosted on the PlugShare Company website through the PlugShare Data subpage, which is located here. “

Our thanks to PlugShare for some of the most thorough data on the U.S. charging infrastructure that we have seen to date.

Charging Infrastructure By State (click to enlarge)

New Q1 Charging Infrastructure By State – Or Perhaps A Good Reason To Still Not Attempt To Take Your EV On A Family Trip To Saskatchewan, Canada (click to enlarge)

Year-Over-Year Installations By Standard (click to enlarge)

Year-Over-Year Installations By Standard (click to enlarge)

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8 Comments on "PlugShare Quarterly Launches: Gives New Depth Behind Charging Infrastructure In US"

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To clarify, the map shows chargers added in Q1-2015 – not all installed chargers to date. There are actually several Superchargers in Montana, for example.

Hi, Jay, Breezy is right.

To the casual, new or even seasoned reader it appears that these are each state’s cumulative EV Filling Stations to date.

Please add a couple of screen shots showing massive density of existing sites-

Links Goes To PlugShare Density Screen Shot, Eastern Michigan-


Of course @PlugShare By Recardo is the number one global crowd sourced EV Filling Station Finder.

Using the Google Maps Wiget that works great on desk top, lap top or portable device browser. As Jay stated, they have a smart phone app as well.

Link Goes To Plug Share Dot Com- Zoom in, way in or impute your global address-

To MDEV, many EV Filling Stations are free as Merchants and Landlords realize that this can be one heck of a customer or tenant retention/loyalty perk.

If a Charge Point L2 ESVE is a perk or free and you do not have a swipe card simply call the 888 number for a free activation.

Charge Point free EV Filling Station activation number:



Thomas J. Thias



Yay charts! 🙂

Charging $0.45 to 0.75 cents per Kw/h I guess many people charged just once and never again. This is a business model set to fail.

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$2500 for a 4 year subscription…I guess I will wait to read the articles about the reports.

Well, given that access to the charger maps & apps is free, and they’re getting bigger, expanding internationally, they need to make some money somehow (-:
The reports are obviously for commercial users.

Beyond quantities of charging locations …

WHAT is really needed is a QUARTERLY REPORT on Accessibility and Reliability of pubic charging infrastructure.

RE: Accessibility … number accessibly hours per day open to public; does sight have proper signage, or routinely ICE’d?

RE: Reliability … what is uptime of charging infrastructure: number of locations and days not available each week by region (or state); number of locations (more so DC QC/SC) that have multiple charging connections of same type to ensure at least one is alway available (improving locations uptime)

What is the average cost to charge 20 kWh, 40 kWh, & 60 kWh ? … the least, most, and average per region.

These are becoming more relevant as the number of stations increases, but the quality of service; particularly reliability and timely access to charging services decreases.

Thanks to Plugshare for stepping forward to publish timely reports. Look forward to reading and seeing think EVolve in the future.