Google adds EV chargers to Maps app
Google Maps will now help drivers of plug-in electrified vehicles locate EV charging stations and provide details about whether the station is operational, Google announced on its blog.
Chargers now show up to iOS and Android users of the Google Maps app, which includes charging stations from Tesla and ChargePoint. In the U.S., the app also shows chargers in the EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks. The app also lists charging stations in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
The charger locations show up when the users search with terms such as “EV charging.” Maps also includes information about what kind of ports are at the location, how powerful they are, pricing, as well as reviews and ratings.
Google Maps doesn’t list charging stations being installed by Electrify America, the growing network that’s emerging from Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. The charging stations are only listed in the phone app for now, but Google plans to add them to the desktop version.
Source: Automotive Fleet