Google Maps – you may love it or hate it, but you probably use it. Now Google has made its omnipresent app more useful by adding EV charging stations to its database.
With a quick search, users can now pull up charging stations within the app and view each station’s port types, counts and charging speeds, as well as information about facilities available at each charger location. Google Maps also displays crowd-sourced information including photos, ratings and reviews of charging stations, and station owners have the option to include a link to more information.
Tesla and ChargePoint stations will be featured in the app around the world; US users can expect to see SemaConnect, Blink CarCharging and EVgo stations on their maps as well. Chargemaster and Pod Point stations will be available on Google Maps in the UK, and Australia and New Zealand will have access to Chargefox charging stations.