Google Maps can now show real-time information about EV charging stations

Alfred Osborne
October 18, 2018

This week Google announced a new feature its Maps: the ability to search for electric vehicle charging stations. Now, Google's done something about it.

The latest upgrade from the tech giant has added the locations of electric vehicle charging stations to Google Maps.

Google says each station will be accompanied by key information about each station including types of ports available, and how many, as well as the charging speeds of those ports (although we had trouble finding that information on Australians locations when we checked it out ourselves).

Users will be able to supply their own information, too.

Additional details from drivers, including photos, ratings, reviews, and questions will also appear in search results.

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Explaining the update, Google said: "We built Google Maps to help people get where they need to go no matter what mode of transportation they use".

Speaking of businesses, any that also have charging stations will include a link to more information about each charger when you search.

This enhanced searchability is rolling out on Android and iOS now, and is coming to desktop over the next few weeks. The US's SemaConnect, EVgo, and Blink are supported, while the UK's Chargemaster and Pod Point will be available for overseas users.

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.

A new Google Maps update means electric auto owners will now be able to find the nearest charge point to replenish the batteries in their ultra-low emissions vehicles.

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