How to use Google Maps to find EV charging stations near you – ET Auto

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This new functionality on Google Maps aims to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles and promote a greener environment.

In a bid to promote environmental sustainability, more individuals are turning to diverse vehicles. These eco-friendly options not only help in saving on fuel costs but also prove to be more economical than traditional petrol or diesel vehicles. Despite these advantages, the scarcity of charging stations can pose a challenge for users. To address this issue, Google has introduced an update to its Maps feature. This enhancement enables users to easily locate the nearest charging station and even identify charging spots along their route. In a blog post, Google said that it will be launching AI-powered summaries in Google Maps that describe a charger’s specific location based on helpful information from user reviews, so you can find exactly where to go. So, if you’re headed to a charging station you may see a detailed description, like “Enter the underground parking lot and follow the signs toward the exit. Just before exiting, turn right.”

How to find charging stations using Google Maps
To find the closest charging station using Google Maps, simply open the app on your smartphone and navigate to the preset search options on the home screen. By selecting the “More” option and choosing “Charging Stations,” Google Maps will display a list of available charging points in your vicinity.

Additionally, users can customize their search by specifying their charger type in the Maps settings under EV charging settings. This setting allows Google Maps to display charging stations on the active maps, similar to how it shows gas stations.

This new functionality on Google Maps aims to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles and promote a greener environment.

Google said that the map will also show hotels with EV charging facility.

  • Published On Apr 22, 2024 at 02:06 PM IST

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