Google Maps Adds Feature to Find EV Charging Stations
Just search on Google Maps for "ev charging station" plus the appropriate areaGoogle, a long-time supporter of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, has added information about EV charging stations to Google maps.
We'd like to continue adding more charging stations to Google Maps, so we're excited that our friends over at the the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working to make more data available.
NREL has launched the GeoEVSE Forum to help develop a detailed, accurate database of electric vehicle charging stations. We'll be adding more EV charging locations to Google Maps as their database, and others, are updated.
This is a neat feature. Most EVs and PHEVs have a built-in map feature that can locate the closest charging station, but having this on Google Maps (which is accessible from smartphones) is a great backup plan.
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