Google is adding EV charging maps to iPhone and Android app

Ruben Fields
October 18, 2018

"In addition, businesses that have charging stations will now feature a link to information about the chargers".

The new feature will support various charging stations around the world, including Tesla and Chargepoint globally.

Searching for "ev charging stations" will bring up a map view of nearby stations, let you scroll through a list off them, and then tap on individual stations to find out more info. This isn't limited to locating an electric charging station - that information has been available within Maps for a while, though to varying degrees depending on the country. So, if one is located in a less than savory area, or it regularly stops working, owners will be able to find a more suitable charging location.

That means if users type "EV charging" or "EV charging stations", relevant information will be displayed. Being able to find a charging point in a mainstream app like Google Maps could go a long way towards broadening Electric Vehicle adoption.

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"You'll also see information about the station from drivers, including photos, ratings, reviews and questions". The US's SemaConnect, EVgo, and Blink are supported, while the UK's Chargemaster and Pod Point will be available for overseas users.

Drivers in the U.S. will get access to details about SemaConnect, EVgo and Blink stations while Australia and New Zealand EV drivers will see information on Chargefox stations.

The new search feature is available for Android and iOS users beginning today.

Google on Tuesday unveiled a brand new Google Maps feature that should improve your overall navigation experience, but only if you operate the kind of vehicle.

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