Google Maps Now Shows Realtime EV Charging Data

MakeUseOf | 4/23/2019 | Dave Parrack
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Google Maps is making it even easier for owners of electric vehicles to find a charging station. This is because Google Maps will now display the availability of charging ports in the US and UK, with realtime data helping you to avoid an unnecessary diversion.

In October 2018, Google Maps started showing the locations of EV charging stations in various countries around the world. And with the number of electric vehicles on the road increasing, this information is crucial for anyone keen to not run out of power.

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Google Maps Now Shows EV Charging Points

Drivers of electric cars will now be able to search for the nearest compatible charging stations right from within Google Maps.

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Unfortunately, Google Maps was previously only providing static information, meaning you didn’t know until you arrived whether there were any free ports. However, now, Google Maps is adding realtime data, allowing you to see up-to-date information at all times.

In order to start seeing realtime data for EV charging stations, first, update Google Maps. Then, search for “EV charging stations” and you’ll see what’s available in the local area. You’ll also...
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