If you drive Electric Vehicles (EV), then Google Maps would now display if a charging station is free or not, along with displaying all major EV charging points in your route. In addition to this, you should also be able to view vital information related to the EV charging station such as the speed of the charging ports.
Now, Google in an official blog post states that the new EV-related enhancement would display charging stations from EVgo, SemaConnect, and Chargemaster – across the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom. These charging points would be soon accompanied by Chargepoint.
By checking about the availability of a charging port, you should be able to save valuable time and focus your energies on driving rather than at waiting to charge at these stations. Google also states that the latest EV update is currently applicable uniformly across the Google Maps app for desktop, Google Android, and Apple iOS mobile devices.
In this regard, do initiate a search on Google Maps right away and verify if the new EV charging points availability indicator has gone live. Remember that the new enhancement is applicable only to the US and UK economies; the update could come to Google Maps for India as well – in fact, it makes sense if the feature reaches the Indian electric vehicle owners – it is undeniable that the country represents huge potential as far as the electric vehicles disruption is concerned. Do share your thoughts in this regard, in our comments section below.