No, you do not have to share your residential station. This is an option if you wish to share your charger to others. You can browse public charging stations without an account, and you can sign up using only your email and password to browse home chargers.

Sharing electricity is cheap! Charging a car on a standard outlet costs about 15 cents an hour. You can share by appointment only, choose how much information you wish to display, or opt out anytime.

There are thousands of shared charging stations throughout the country, helping to fill the gaps in public charging infrastructure. Users have complete control over the times and terms of their stations’ availability, how other members can contact them [by messaging in the app or phone number displayed], and what personal information is displayed.