Californians can earn cash for EV juice with Share and Charge blockchain app
California residents will soon be able to rent out their electric car charging stations thanks to a platform that combines smart charging technology from eMotorWerks and the blockchain platform of Share&Charge, according to a press release.
Users can download the Share&Charge mobile app to locate and rent available charging stations; owners of charging stations can use the app to set the price to rent power. The peer-to-peer platform is built on the Ethereum blockchain, with the goal of increasing the availability and visibility of charging stations.
"In today's marketplace, the availability of public EV charging is still of concern to potential EV drivers," Dietrich Sümmerman, co-founder of Share&Charge, said in the release. "However, P2P charging opens the opportunity to break free of infrastructure limitations and gasoline oligopolies to access electricity for their cars."
Share&Charge said that iexpects to have the platform up and running in California by Aug. 1.