Google will now show electric vehicle (EV) drivers real-time availability of charging stations directly inside Google Maps.
The move comes six months after the internet giant displaying EV charging stations from Tesla, Chargepoint, Chargemaster, and more inside its omnipresent mapping app.
Kicking off from today in the U.S. and U.K., on desktop, iOS, Android, and Android Auto, whenever a driver searches for EV ports in Google Maps, they will see whether it’s worth their while traveling to the charging station. After all, what’s the point if it’s in use or closed?
Details will include the number of ports available (for example, 1 out of 2), as well as location, charging speeds, reviews, and photos.