Google showed new features for electric cars with built-in Google Maps application

Google continues to improve its services for use in electric vehicles and has announced several new features for Google Maps. I would like to clarify that this applies to the Google Maps application, which is built into electric cars, in particular, in some models of Polestar, Volvo, Renault and cars of several General Motors brands. This does not apply to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Stops for charging an electric car during short trips

Previously, when planning a short trip, drivers had to manually add stops to charge an electric car. Now Google Maps will do it for you. Google will even determine the optimal charging stop to minimize total travel time, taking into account driving time, charging time and charging speed at suggested stations. Google will also consider external factors, such as road conditions and your car’s capabilities, to make recommendations.

New filter for “very fast charging”

Google Maps will allow you to search only for charging stations with fast charging capacity from 150 kW to 350 kW. This will save time for drivers when searching for the desired station.

Information about electric car charging in search results

When you search for something, like a grocery store, Google Maps will show you if there’s an electric car charger in the search results. This can come in handy when you’re deciding between two similar locations, but the presence of a charger in one of them can help you decide.