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Google Maps Now Helps Electric Vehicle Owners Find Charging Stations

Google Maps Now Helps Electric Vehicle Owners Find Charging Stations

Google has announced it is introducing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its Maps apps. The new feature will allow EV drivers to find spots to stop and recharge their vehicles.

A quick search for keywords like “ev charging” or “EV charging stations” will display the nearest supported stations. To help you make a quick decision about which station to use, we’ll show you information about the business where the station is located, the types of ports available, charging speeds, and how many ports there are. You’ll also see information about the station from drivers, including photos, ratings, reviews and questions.

Location information will be provided for the EV stations, including user-posted ratings, reviews, photos, and questions. In addition, businesses that have charging stations will now feature a link to information about the chargers.

Google Maps now supports charging station types around the world, including:

  • Global: Tesla, Chargepoint
  • US: SemaConnect, EVgo, Blink
  • UK: Chargemaster, Pod Point
  • AU & NZ: Chargefox

The new feature is rolling out now to iOS and Android devices, (an app update will be required), and desktop support will arrive in the coming weeks.

The Google Maps app is free, and is available for iOS devices in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]

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