The 30 best EV charging apps for charging at home or on the road

by Monta | October 22, 2022

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What is the best EV charging app? That's a question that many drivers keep asking lately. It is no surprise as for many electric car owners, it can be very challenging to keep up with the latest updates out there. Conveniently locate services and start saving time and money by connecting your car to your phone.

We’ve gathered the 30 top EV apps for planning a road trip, finding charging spots, locating parking, and more:

Best multifunctional EV apps

Monta

Monta app mobile view mockup intro screen

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

Description:

Want to save up to 1000 kr. annually, to minimise your carbon footprint by up to 35%, and rent out your charging point to other EV drivers? Monta is just for you.

Monta is an all-in-one EV charging app. What makes it so great is that it’s designed by EV drivers that understand the frustration of needing multiple charging apps. That‘s why they have come up with Monta. 

With Monta's robust emission and electricity data, you can leverage smart charging to charge greener and save money:

  • Plug your car in and charge your car only when electricity is cleanest or cheapest
  • Decide how much to charge and until what time, and Monta takes care of the rest
  • Enable Auto SmartCharge and Monta will save your preferences, so that next time you come home you just plug your car and continue with your day.

What’s more, you can set your charging point public and rent it out to another EV driver, or share it with anyone who drives an electric vehicle. No hassle as Monta makes sure your costs are covered and your visitor is charged.

And that's not all! With spot pricing, Monta allows charge point owners and operators to set their prices to follow the live, hour-by-hour price of electricity, with a premium on top. The result? Drivers always get a fair price for their charging needs.

That's an important step towards a more fair charging system and a promising e-mobility future. No more fixed prices that don't reflect the true market value. Dynamic pricing is now seen for what it actually is: a necessity rather than a luxury!

Check out what more Monta has in the works. Vote on your favorites or suggest a new useful feature.

EV Energy

EV Energy App view of scheduled smart charge

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Earn reward points
  • Charge on off-peak times
  • Track consumption

Description:

With this app, EV owners are able to charge their car at home in a more cost-effective manner while reducing carbon consumption. The app communicates with the car in order to charge during off-peak hours to reduce cost and when green energy is available.

True Energy

True Energy app view of planned charging of Audi e-tron

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Prioritise lowest prices or climate-friendly charging
  • Time limit
  • Safety distance

Description:

This Danish app helps you optimise the charging of your electric vehicle in terms of cost and CO2 emissions by charging when lower prices and green energy is available. All you need to do is set a time for when the car should be ready and a safety distance in case of an emergency.

Charging station apps for electric vehicle owners

Electro Maps

Electro Maps App view of available parkings and cahrge points nearby

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Overview of past charges
  • Pay with app
  • Filter by free vs. paid charging station

Description:

Electro Maps has one of the largest charging networks in Europe. Apart from providing you with easy navigation to private and public charge points for electric vehicles, the app will also store your data. So you are able to access both your active and past charges.

Charge Point

Chargepoint App view of map with chargepoints available

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Charge of 75 DKK as a balance when used on a station with a fee for the first time

Downloads:

Features:

  • Pay with your phone
  • Community updates on stations
  • Filter by car plug

Description:

ChargePoint has countless places to charge worldwide, making it the largest charging EV app. It is also the most open one, allowing you to identify a large chargepoint network of available and occupied stations, including charging stations from multiple charging networks. 

Chargemap

Chargemap App view of available charge points nearby and filter settings

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Chargemap Plus subscription available from 23.35 kr./md

Downloads:

Features:

  • 300.000+ Community
  • Hide out-of-service stations
  • Quick access to rates

Description:

This active community of EV drivers shares real-time updatesand images of public charging stations for your benefit. To make it even more convenient you can filter out stations that are out of service and display rates at stations compatible with the Chargemap Pass.

E.ON Drive

E.ON Drive App view of available nearby charge points

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Subscribe from 99 kr. + consumption per month.

Downloads:

Features:

  • In-app payments
  • Distance to the closest station

Description:

You can easily navigate to nearby ev charging points based on requirements for charging speed and availability. The map shows all E.ON stations within Europe, making your trip abroad a breeze. The app also offers the option to set filters to match your cars' needs including plug types.

Plugshare

Plugshare App mockup mobile view of available charge points nearby

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Overview of free vs. paid charging station
  • Trip Planner

Description:

The Plugshare app has a global charging network of multiple stations that shows the availability status of the nearest charging station that fits your car’s plug along with other filters to customize your search. This includes searches by stations that support payments via Plugshare anywhere in the world.

Clever

Clever App mobile view mockup

Price: 

  • Free
  • Subscribe for unlimited charging starting from around 700 kr./month

Downloads:

Features:

  • Step by step instructions
  • Filter by vehicle requirements

Description:

With in-app payment options, this app makes use of a common way to pay to charge your car at stations in the Clever network only. That means you can use fewer charging stations than with other apps, which limits your experience. With a premium subscription you pay a fixed monthly fee for your charging that also includes access to charging stations owned by other drivers who are in the Clever network. 

Read more: The 30+ best EV charge points

Navigation apps for every Electric Vehicle owner

Waze

WAZE app mobile screen view of map to chose charging point

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Live traffic data
  • Reroute based on live data

Description:

Pick a destination and get route recommendations based on traffic, road work, or accidents that might affect your drive. You can also make sure to get to your destination safely and on time with speed limit alerts and convenient rerouting when detecting road changes. 

MapFactor Navigator

MapFactor Navigator App view of map

Price: 

  • Free
  • Offers in-app purchases starting from 7 kr. per month

Downloads:

Features:

  • Speed limit
  • Camera Warnings
  • Offline maps

Description:

MapFactor Navigator is best known for its offline maps in over 200 countries around the world. It will notify you of speed limits and traffic cameras, avoid routes based on your preferences. As well as provide live traffic and obstacle updates when you go online.

Google Maps

Google Maps App view of a route

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Displays fastest routes
  • Estimates time
  • Traffic updates

Description:

The best known EV app for navigation offers you a user-friendly global option for planning a road trip and locating nearby services. 

Apple Maps

Apple Maps App view of restaurants nearby

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Generates the fastest route
  • Find charging points
  • Explore what’s near you

Description:

Apple Maps offers GPS based navigation with spoken directions for safe driving. Owners of electric vehicles will be happy to find available ev charging stations and the option to explore nearby places while the car charges.

A Better Route Planner (ABRP)

A Better Route Planner App view of a route and available Tesla chargers on the way

Price: 

  • Free
  • Premium subscription available from 35 kr./month

Downloads:

Features:

  • Reroutes to faster charging stations
  • Customize trip by EV model
  • Updates on trip duration

Description:

ABRP helps you customise for your model, plug, and network charging preferences. This EV app makes sure to navigate to your selected destination and notify you of services that meet your car requirements as well as trip duration.

Read also: The 20 longest range electric vehicles

Chargeway

Chargeway App view of an address of a charge point

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Trip Planner
  • Charging time estimate
  • Suggestion of nearby places

Description:

With the Trip Planner you select a location and the app generates the fastest route. The Charging Timer helps you estimate a charge time at different stations on your route. And while your car charges, it suggests places in a walking distance to check out.

Brand specific: Electric car manufacturer apps

BMW Connected

BMW Conected App view of BMW 540i xdrive data

Price: 

  • Paid
  • Subscription starting at 360 kr./year

Downloads:

Useful features:

  • Remote commands
  • Performance overview
  • Navigation to charging stations

Description:

For owners of BMWs this app provides a great overall service. With remote features such as locking and unlocking the car, and getting important information including battery level for the BMW EV.  The app can also locate and help you navigate to the nearest charging station or car park.

Tesla

Tesla App tripple mobile view of basic data, heating and location

Price: 

  • Paid
  • Subscription from 99 kr./md

Downloads:

Features:

  • Track movement
  • Remote Commands
  • Charging status

Description:

Gain an overview of performance, charging progress, and track movements of your electric car. You get also access to various remote features including start or stop a charge and warming the car up before a drive.

My Renault

My Renault App tripple mobile view

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Remotely start a charge
  • Book appointment at dealership
  • Trip planner

Description:

Renault owners can monitor the charging process and get notifications when the vehicle reaches a full charge. It also allows owners to remotely start a charge cycle, heat up the car, get tips on how to enjoy their car more.

Hyundai Bluelink Europe

Hyundai Bluelink App view of main panel

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Subscription from 650 kr/year

Downloads:

Features:

  • Find my car
  • Summary of trips
  • Vehicle status

Description:

Keep your car performance and status at your fingertips. The app shows you if any doors are left unlocked, and the battery and ignition status of your car. You can also make sure to never have to wonder where you parked ever again with the app’s GPS system.

Volkswagen We Connect

Volkswagen we connect mobile view of ID3 EV basic data

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Subscription to We Connect available from 590 kr/year

Downloads:

Features:

  • In car shop
  • Remote features
  • Status report

Description:

Volkswagen owners can use it to purchase car functions and services. It also has other features including remote vehicle control and performance and status reports to get the most out of your Volkswagen EV.

Find out also: How temperature affects EV range

Best parking apps for EV owners

Easy Park

Easy Park tripple mobile view of nearby parking locations, charge schedule and location

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • In-app payments
  • Pay for EV charging
  • Navigation

Description:

The app provides EV owners with parking and charging for a smooth parking experience. As for payments, transfers are made via the app for parking and the charging provider. The app is active in 15 European countries.

ParkMan

ParkMan App mobile view of location

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • See available parking
  • Extend parking with app
  • Pay with app

Description:

No more running back to fill the meter or risk getting a ticket. Just add to the timer on your device. In the app you select the starting time and press ‘stop parking’ to end your time. That way you only pay for the actual time spent occupying the parking spot.

ParkPark

ParkPark App mobile view of available charge points and parkings

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • Prepaid
  • Lower rates
  • Automatic license plate reading

Description:

Unlike other apps, PARKPARK is prepaid. Meaning, the provider can offer you parking at lower rates. You will only pay for the time your car is parked in the spot as an automatic license plate reader counts the minutes.

ParkOne

ParkOne App mobile view of mobilepay payment

Price: 

  • Free

Downloads:

Features:

  • MobilePay
  • Extend parking
  • Speedy solution

Description:

ParkOne is another great parking app. For your convenience, the provider works mainly with Mobilepay for easy and fast transactions. To create an even better experience, the app reminds you to extend your parking.

Find my car – Android

Find My Car Android App view of Help section

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Ad-free experience for 7 kr.

Downloads:

Features:

  • Store multiple locations
  • Share location
  • Emergency Button

Description:

By storing the GPS location of your car to the app, you can feel safe that you will never again have to play hide and seek with your electric vehicle.

Find my car – iOS

Find My Car iOS App view of current location

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Ad-free experience for 7 kr.

Downloads:

Features:

  • Accurate location
  • Augmented reality
  • in-app purchases

Description:

This iOS location application stores the GPS location of your car. It will not get easier than this to find your car with multiple navigation options.

Find my car – GPS Navigation

Find My Car GPS Navigation App tripple mobile view of radar for finding location

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Offer in-app purchases starting from 12 kr. per item

Downloads:

Features:

  • GPS
  • Four Navigation Systems
  • Internet not required

Description:

This GPS Navigator will help you find your car with navigation that fits your preferences. You choose between standard map navigation or three options available offline.

Best renting trailers apps

Freetrailer

Freetrailer App mockup mobile view

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • First rental period is free
  • Online reservation for 29 kr. DKK
  • Optional insurance for 49 kr. DKK
  • Extra rentail period for 199 kr. DKK

Downloads:

Features:

  • Quick and easy
  • Avoid Queues
  • 250+ rental spots

Description:

With the help of this app you can easily rent a trailer at the moment you need it, and in the most convenient way. No more waiting in line, picking up keys, or comparing prices.

Best apps for tracking your EV expenses

Spritmonitor

Spritmonitor App mobile view of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Offers in-app purchases from 9 kr. per item

Downloads:

Features:

  • Reminder function
  • Compare your consumption
  • Graphical evaluations

Description:

Spritmonitor has become popular among EV users who want to manage vehicle expenses. The app will keep you up to date with reminders on important events, including car maintenance and safety inspections. 

Drivvo

Drivvo app mobile view of activity log, fuel consumption and nearby charge stations

Price: 

  • Freemium
  • Pro version available as annual subscription for 37 kr. DKK

Downloads:

Basic Features:

  • Service reminder
  • Manage multiple vehicles
  • Expense reports

Description:

Drivvo helps you keep an overview of your expenses as well as remind you of preventive maintenance. It supports an overview of multiple cars making it a good option for private owners of multiple vehicles as well as for professional use.

Stack up your ultimate EV drivers tech

Whether you are on the road, searching for service, or looking to profit off your chargepoint, there are several apps that can help you.

What are your thoughts on these top EV apps? Did we miss any great ones?

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