Google Maps upgrade could be one of its most important in years

Quick Find a plug to charge your EV

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By searching in the app for "EV charging" or "EV charging station", the nearest supported stations for selected charging providers around the world will display on the map, enabling EV drivers to pick out the nearest station and then request directions to it. So of course Google is going to try and help with finding charging stations as people drive from one location to another.

Additionally, you'll be able to see what other electric and plug-in hybrid auto drivers thought of the station by the reviews they left as well as their photos, if any were taken. Businesses with a charging station will feature a link that provides more information about their chargers. In the United States there is charging station location information from SemaConnect, Blink, and EVgo as well.

As well as the usual photos, ratings, reviews and questions/answers you normally see in Google Maps entries, you'll also see information about the business where the charging station is located, the types of ports available, charging speeds, and how many ports there are.

Following recent updates that help users plan their commutes and group events, Google Maps is now helping EV drivers figure out where to charge their vehicles.

The helpful new update is available now for both Android and iOS hardware.

Google on Tuesday unveiled a brand new Google Maps feature that should improve your overall navigation experience, but only if you operate the kind of vehicle.

If you search using terms like "ev charging", "EV charging stations", or derivatives of the two, you'll be presented with a list of stations closest to you.

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