App Store, allows iPhone users to select an alternative fuel and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Users can view the locations on a map or as a list with station addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation.
"If you drive an electric vehicle, for instance, you can now use your
iPhone to effortlessly identify, contact, and navigate to the charging
station that's most convenient for you," said Project Manager Trish
Cozart of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. "Drivers aren't
searching for stations while they're sitting at their computers; they
need this information while they're out and about, which makes the
iPhone an ideal means to deliver it."
The app draws information from Clean Cities' Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), which houses the most complete, up-to-date database of alternative fueling stations
in the United States. The database currently contains location
information for more than 15,000 alternative fueling stations throughout
The AFDC is a comprehensive clearinghouse of information about
advanced transportation technologies and offers unbiased information, data and tools related to the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.