Finding a charging point can cause a lot of stress. But Google lends EV drivers a helping hand by update of Google Maps version now indicates where you can charge your electric vehicle, as well as the charging speed and the plug type of each station. In the future it would also possible to check online whether the station is available or not.
Google also provides useful information on the surroundings of the charging station too. So you may have lunch in a local restaurant, get a coffee or do some shopping while you charge. Last but not least Google lets its users rate the charging points like any other POI so that other users can choose which one is better.
This new functionality to one of the world’s most popular real-time navigation apps could have a disruptive effect on existing charging apps especially as soon as Google also enables you to efficiently and securely pay for your car’s electricity.
In the US, both Tesla and Chargepoint’s global network of EV chargers will added to the iOS and Android versions of the app. Google Maps will also support country-specific networks, such as EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect in the US Chargemaster and Pod Point chargers in the UK, and Chargefox in Australia and New Zealand.
Find EV Charging Stations Using Google Maps
The desktop version of Google Maps will updated the EV charging feature shortly. The feature is running out to Google Maps on iOS and Android now. If you don’t have it, make sure you have to update the latest version of Google Maps installed on your device.
In order to find nearby you, just do a normal search within the app for either “EV Charging” or “EV Charging Stations,” when you do, Google will show the nearest stations to you. Just like other businesses on Google. And also visitors find a charging location, can also leave ratings and reviews just like the can for restaurants as well as photos.