“All you have to do is plug in your journey details, tap the option for ‘search along route’, and then search for ‘EV charging stations’” - Carparison
Did you know that Google Maps is one of the most useful apps you can have as an electric car driver? If you don’t have a dedicated EV charger app downloaded and just enjoy the clean interface of Google’s products, you will be pleased to hear that Google Maps, while working as a route planner for long journeys on the road, can also tell you where the EV charging points are, making it easy to plan your next journey.
All you have to do is plug in your journey details, tap the option for ‘search along route’, and then search for ‘EV charging stations’. Then Google Maps will present you with all the stations along your route, with details about the type of chargers available. If you are someone who is always using Google Maps for your car journeys, this function is a convenient choice.
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Additionally: If Google Maps isn’t your cup of tea, one of the world’s most popular traffic navigation apps, WAZE, allows you to search for EV charging stations but is currently considering a feature similar to Google Maps that would indicate the closest charging stations for EVs while also allowing drivers find these locations on the map along their chosen routes.