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From Popular Mechanics

Google Maps now can make one of the more irritating aspects of owning an electric car just a little bit easier. The service now only will allow users to search for electric vehicle charging stations in the U.S. and the U.K, but also will tell them if those chargers are currently occupied, which could save EV users valuable time and effort.

“If you’ve ever driven to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station only to find that all ports are occupied,” Google product manager Alex Donaldson says in a blog post, “you know that you could end up waiting in line for anywhere between minutes to hours-which can really put a damper on your day when you have

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