The United States is starting to develop a grid of EV chargers for electric vehicles, thanks to the automobiles starting to become more prevalent on the streets. So of course Google is going to try and help with finding charging stations as people drive from one location to another.
That assistance comes in the form of Google Maps which, beginning today, will show EV charging stations within the app. All you have to do is search for something like “EV charging stations” and the locations in your area will pop up.
Going further, the search results will show information about the business where the charging station is location, what kind of charging ports are available, the number of ports available for visitors, charging speeds, and more. Reviews for the charging stations, photos, and ratings will be available to see as well.
Globally, the search results within Google Maps support charging stations from Tesla and Chargepoint. In the United States there is charging station location information from SemaConnect, Blink, and EVgo as well. In Australia and New Zealand there is additional location info from Chargefox. And finally, in the United Kingdom Google Maps users can find charging station location from Pod Point and Chargemaster.
The new search feature is available for Android and iOS users beginning today. The same ability to search for EV charging stations will be available on the desktop “in the coming weeks”.