Slovakian mobile navigation vendor Sygic has added an EV Mode to its flagship Sygic GPS Navigation product. The new mode, which is available for free, allows users to plan routes with compatible charging points, get real-time data from charging stations, and process payments without the need for additional applications.
Sygic’s EV Mode allows EV drivers to choose their car model from a database of plug-in vehicles with predefined specifications, including charging capacity, average consumption and connector type.
Sygic is a member of the CharIN Association, a consortium of EV industry stakeholders that developed the CCS fast charging standard.
Sygic recently announced a partnership with charging network Plugsurfing, which includes over 150,000 charging points in 38 countries.
Later this year, Sygic plans to announce another feature based on cooperation with selected car manufacturers, which will offer advanced routing algorithms tailored specifically for electromobility.
In the future, Sygic plans to add more dedicated features for EVs, including a virtual driving assistant that will help drivers estimate available range by taking into account factors such as driving style, weather conditions and traffic.
“Our objective was to introduce a hassle-free and convenient charging experience for any type of driver using an electric car. Just activate the EV Mode and we do all the planning for you,” said Sygic VP for Electromobility Petr Fuzek. “Drivers add the charging point as a waypoint to the navigation, check if it has a free spot, select payment method and charge. While enjoying a coffee, they will receive a push notification that the battery charging has reached a certain level and can pay for the service right away.”