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Anyone tried Recargo charger locator app?

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by ekwng, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. ekwng

    ekwng Member

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    Similar to PlugShare but seems to have more local info..

    (I've no connection with the developer, just found that quite useful.):smile:

    Search at Google Play or App Store.


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  2. Benjamin Brooks

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    I've in the past found Recargo's data to be more inaccurate (wrong charger info) or just plain incomplete (missing charging stations), when compared to PlugShare's database.
    Maybe that has improved though...
     
  3. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    #3 Gwgan, Mar 18, 2014
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    Recargo bought plugshare and is retiring their own mapping product in favor of promoting plugshare. I recall, but cannot find and probably deleted, an email from recargo recommending I open a PlugShare account and warning that the recargo account will be closed eventually.
     
  4. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    For Hong Kong, Recargo wins, along with Open Charge Map. They both have all the public charge stations for Hong Kong (I know because I maintain and provided the data for them both). The owner is a long time Tesla owner. Plugshare was US-only, last I checked.
     
  5. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    Couldn't find the app until I realised that the name is Recargo and not Regargo. Wrong title for this thread
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Moderator's Note: Changed thread title, to fix typo.
     
  7. ekwng

    ekwng Member

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    Oh sorry for the typo...

    markwj:

    Will they merge Recargo data into PlugShare? I found Recargo is much better (in Hong Kong)
     
  8. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Same company now - latest plugshare app is published by Recargo. I guess at some time they will merge, but not sure which will win. Plugshare seems to have imported a lot of data on Jan 15th, but just look at the plug types they support - no BS1343, so not much use for HK.
     
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    #9 miimura, Mar 18, 2014
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    Recargo has "Type-G" BS1363 listed under the "Other Types" heading as seen at the bottom of one of the screen shots above.

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  10. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk TSLA Grp Rep

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    Mark, is the author of this app also active on this forum? If so, maybe we can suggest ways of improvement.
     
  11. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Not that I know of. But, the company (and owner Brian) is very responsive - just send in your suggestions to their support / feedback address.
     
  12. qwk

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    I have used both, and will say that Recargo is much better. Plugshare sucks. It's suckiness is comparable to blink charging stations, which are very poorly thought out.
     
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