Google Maps to offer New Ways to Find EV stations Near You

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Electronic Vehicles, commonly known as EVs are becoming the trend nowadays as more and more people are opting for them. EVs are a more environmentally friendly mode of transport which also prove to be cost-effective in the long run. The use of EVs is still very limited as several factors are obstructing their usage, like the cost of the vehicles, lack of charging stations, and unavailability of drivers who drive EVs. The government of India has been making sincere efforts to increase the popularity of EVs among the masses and many other socially responsible conglomerates have also been helping out.

Recently, on the occasion of Earth Day (April 17), Google announced some new features for Google Maps related to EVs. These include finding the nearest EV charging stations nearby, planning trips with charging stations at important stops, and much more. This has been done so that EV owners feel more comfortable taking road trips.

ALSO READ: Xiaomi To Host Smarter Living Event 2024 on April 23: Four Big Reveals Confirmed

Let us look at the features Google Maps has come up with-

  • Locating charging stations poses a big problem in unfamiliar or complex environments like multi-level parking structures. To resolve this problem, Google Maps has introduced AI-powered summaries that will be derived from user reviews to exactly pinpoint the location of charging stations. The summaries will not only show the location but also offer instructions to reach that location.
  • In-car navigation is also being improved for EV users. The in-car Google map will now show nearby charging stations directly. It will give real-time data about charging speeds, port availability, and more so that EV drivers can make an informed decision about whether they want to stop at a specific station or not. It will come in handy for all drivers with Google built-in vehicles.
  • Google Maps is making its existing feature better which will now recommend optimal charging locations for vehicles with Google built-in. It will be available on multi-stop journeys as well. If you are on a long trip and your battery is about to run out, Maps will analyze the car’s battery level and suggest charging stops along the way so that the battery doesn’t drain out. This ensures you have a worry-free trip. This update will have a global rollout soon.

ALSO READ: Lenovo Yoga Slim: The First Snapdragon X Elite Laptop With a Fanless Design

  • Google has introduced an all-new EV filter on Google.com/travel. This filter will allow the users to look for hotels equipped with on-site EV charging stations thus giving a seamless transition from a road trip to a comfortable stay. All this within your trusted and familiar Google Search interface.
  • Google Maps and Google Search now show more sustainable travel options including public transport and walking routes that will release fewer carbon emissions along with driving directions. This will be available in around 15 cities around the world including Montreal, Paris, Rome, Sydney, Barcelona, and Amsterdam.

ALSO READ: Realme Narzo 70x 5G Launch Date Confirmed: Check Specs And Price Here

All these new updates will ensure a more convenient traveling experience for EV users around the world.

Google has recently added more information about the up-to-date train and bus schedules on Maps. Ticket prices will also be displayed alongside to allow booking of trips. It is available in 38 countries and long-distance bus routes in 15 countries.

Google Flights will soon start displaying train route suggestions in the flight search results in upcoming months.

You can follow Smartprix on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Google News. Visit smartprix.com for the most recent newsreviews, and tech guides

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

Related Articles

ImageExclusive: Samsung Galaxy Watch7 Ultra 5K Renders; Say Hello to Squarish Design

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series is one of the most popular WearOS watches on the market. The Galaxy Watch Classic series, though, has a separate fanbase due to its elegant design and, most prominently, the rotating bezel. We’re happy to report that Samsung is continuing the Classic series with the Galaxy Watch7 Ultra, but with a …

ImageHow to find and locate the nearest EV charging stations in India

India is witnessing a commendable surge in the growth of electric vehicles irrespective of vehicle type. The Indian customers are showing their interest equally in both two-wheeler and four-wheeler electric vehicles. The key reason behind the rise in EVs is believed to be the continuation of the hike in petrol and diesel prices across the …

ImageIndian govt sanctions 1,576 EV charging stations across 9 expressways and 16 highways

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) in India has sanctioned a budget of Rs 1,000 crore under Phase II of the FAME India scheme to expand EV charging infrastructure in the country. The allocated funds will be utilized to develop 1,576 charging stations for EVs on 9 expressways and 16 highways across the country. Also, …

ImageGoogle Maps New Update: Find EV Charging Stations and Navigate with Clarity

Google Maps has been a go-to for many travelers and commuters. It constantly evolves to make navigation smoother. In its latest update, Google Maps introduces two exciting features to enhance your journey. Firstly, finding charging stations is now a breeze for electric vehicle (EV) owners. With the new update, Google Maps displays the locations of …

ImageGoogle Drive’s New Search Filters Make It Easier to Find What You Need

Searching for something is often quicker than browsing through numerous folders and scrolling through files. While Google Drive has offered a search feature since its inception, enhancements are always welcome.  The latest update to Google Drive allows users to use more search filters to help them find exactly what they need. It introduces three new …

Discuss

Be the first to leave a comment.