Electric vehicle (EV) charging information has arrived on Google Maps.
According to a Google blog, Google Maps now offers information on global EV charging stations, including SemaConnect, EVgo and Blink Charging stations in the U.S. The new feature is now available on iOS and Android Google Maps and will soon arrive on the desktop version.
“A quick search for keywords like ‘ev charging’ or ‘EV charging stations’ will display the nearest supported stations,” the blog explains. “To help you make a quick decision about which station to use, we’ll show you information about the business where the station is located, the types of ports available, charging speeds and how many ports there are. You’ll also see information about the station from drivers, including photos, ratings, reviews and questions.”
EVgo says the exact location and availability of more than 1,000 of its EV fast-chargers will be populated on Google Maps.
“Adding EVgo’s fast-charging stations to Google Maps helps us reach more drivers as we continue to expand our ever-growing network,” comments Jonathan Levy, EVgo’s vice president of strategic initiatives.
Michael D. Farkas, founder and executive chairman of Blink Charging, adds, “We’re excited to work with Google Maps to make it easier to find Blink charging stations in the U.S. With more than one billion monthly active users of Google Maps services, this addition will enable Blink to reach even more EV drivers as they navigate and explore the world.”