The latest update to Google Maps adds searchable electric vehicle charging stations to the app, improving functionality for those with all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The feature allows Google Maps users to locate nearby standalone charging stations and businesses offering charging by using a keyword search.
The listings will display additional helpful information beyond the address, including what type of charge port is available, how many charge ports are at the location and what charging speed the ports offer. User reviews, photos, ratings and any questions users have about the location will also be included.
In the U.S., this update will cover five major brands of charging station: Tesla, ChargePoint, SemaConnect, EVgo and Blink. Tesla and ChargePoint stations will also be searchable globally, with other regions around the world featuring region-specific brands.