While Google Maps has been offering the location of charging stations for electric cars on its maps since 2018, a new update now makes it possible to know the availability of these in real time. This is a step forward to further facilitate the use of clean vehicles, for which energy management is still the main source of uncertainty, thus slowing down their development. However, this new service offered by Google is currently only available in the United Kingdom and the United States..
Google Maps now makes it possible for electric vehicle drivers to easily find the nearest available charging stations
The application thus makes it possible to directly identify the number of stations available, their type, their loading speed, as well as information on the activity of each station, making it possible to identify their location and their environment. Comments left by previous users also allow us to judge the best station available. While some brands and charging station networks already offer their own application, Google Maps allows you to view all of the existing stations in the given perimeter, including those operated by Tesla and Chargepoint, SemaConnect, Blink and EVgo in the United States, Chargemaster and Pod Point for which of England.
Google Maps allows you to locate all of the nearby charging stations and their availability
Already available on Android and iOS, the new function offered by Google Maps will also soon be available on computer versions. A simple keyword search, such as “EV charging station” or “EV charging stations” will identify the nearest free energy sources. A good way to anticipate running out of fuel, especially in areas in the middle of a journey.
This new feature of Google Maps is available on Android and iOS
This information is always useful, even if the autonomy of electric cars continues to progress slowly, like Tesla which now offers a new “Long Range” version of its S and X models, making it possible to ensure long-distance journeys. just over 600 kilometers.
The location of charging stations is currently only available in the United States and England