Google Maps adds real-time availability of EV chargers in the US and UK
Google has just made life easier for electric car users thanks to its latest update in Google Maps. Now EV drivers can enjoy live updated information on charger availability in the US and UK so they don’t have to spend time waiting for their next top up.
A simple “ev charging stations” search query will bring out the nearest charger and show availability information. According to Google, users will be able to see details such as port types, charging speeds and availability alongside photos, ratings, and reviews from other drivers. Google said it partnered with Chargemaster, EVgo, SemaConnect, and Chargepoint to provide this data.
The update is live on Google Maps for desktop while mobile users will have to update their apps via Google Play or the App Store. Hopefully, the feature will make its way to more countries soon.
This should have been incorporated into Google's mainframe so users don't have to update their app in order to perform a search function..
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