Internet giant Google has announced the addition of EV charging stations to smart phone apps that are designed to make recharging electric vehicles when traveling in an unfamiliar location easier, bringing EV charging maps to a mainstream platform.
Users of the Google Maps app on both iPhones and Android phones will be able to use the functionality to find their nearest EV charging station, starting today.
By searching in the app for “EV charging” or “EV charging station”, the nearest supported stations for selected charging providers around the world will display on the map, enabling EV drivers to pick out the nearest station and then request directions to it.
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.
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