PlugInsights Panel - Survey or Marketing?

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  1. bilofsky

    bilofsky Privolting Member

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    Just got an email "An Exclusive Invitation From PlugShare" with an invitation to take surveys about plug-ins:

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    Here's a copy of the email.

    The first 6 or 8 questions were demographic, so I'm thinking it's a marketing scheme. If you don't want to be in their database, don't bother.

    Did anyone go far enough into it to find a legitimate survey, or is it pure marketing?
     
  2. mrbigh

    mrbigh Prius Absolutum Dominium

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    I received it but not time to even see what it's about
     
  3. Pasaman

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    You can get a gift card worth "Up to $100". In other words here's a coupon for a restaurant where if you spend $300.00 we will give you $100.00 off.
     
  4. PriusC_Commuter

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    I don't recall getting that survey, but I did start one from AutoPacific VehicleVoice and gave up wondering the same thing.
     
  5. kenmce

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    Recargo, Inc.

    PlugInsights is wholly owned by Recargo, Inc., which develops mobile applications for drivers of the next generation of connected automobiles. This includes the Recargo and PlugShare apps for iOS and Android devices , which helps plug-in car drivers find electric vehicle charging stations. Recargo also owns and operates PluginCars.com, which employs a team of writers, researchers and industry analysts to report the news and related consumer info about electric-drive vehicles. The site hosts multiple online communities, each gathered around a specific EV or plug-in hybrid. And it provides opportunities for each vehicle-specific community to interact with the other—as a way to form a growing movement of electric drivers. Recargo is privately held and based in Venice, California.
     
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    I did the survey. It does not appear to be a marketing tool. You don't have to answer some questions if you would prefer not to give that information. The survey has a technical problem selecting your year of birth, no big deal. Recargo provides an interesting free app to locate charging stations. It seems to have valid information for my area.
     
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