Google Maps on Tuesday said that it is adding a feature in its app to help EV owners find the closest and most suitable charging station to charge up their electric vehicles. This feature may prove to be extremely helpful for those with electric vehicles.
Google has highlighted charging stations for a considerable number of years now. Be that as it may, now, Google Maps is showing more stations from supported networks and giving data about the stations themselves, including the number of charging ports that are available and how rapidly they’ll be able to charge.
Simply look for “EV charging stations” or “EV charging,” and Google Maps will find those close-by. It will likewise reveal to you what types of ports are accessible, how many there are and add the station’s charging speeds, and organizations with charging stations will now have a link that will lead you to more data about their setup. Also, you’ll be able to see what different users thought of the station, as Google Maps will display user posted photographs, reviews, and ratings.
The charging station feature is rolling out on Android and iOS. Desktop support will roll out at some point “in the coming weeks”. In the event that your version of Google Maps doesn’t have the feature, get an update from the Play Store or App Store.
Google Maps now supports charging stations across the world, including Tesla and ChargePoint all around. In the U.S., the feature likewise includes SemaConnect, EVgo, and Blink. ChargeMaster and Pod Point are added to Google Maps in the U.K. and ChargeFox stations will appear in Australia and New Zealand.
There are other third-party applications out there with this sort of data, eminently PlugShare, which has been a go-to source for some electric vehicles owners previously. Innogy recently purchased PlugShare’s parent organization, Recargo.