Google Maps adds EV route planning feature that’ll be familiar to Tesla drivers

Google Maps adds EV route planning feature that’ll be familiar to Tesla drivers

When planning a long trip with an electric car, finding charging stations can be cumbersome. Unless you have a Tesla, that is. They calculate your stops based on where you’re going and how much juice you’ll have left in the battery. 

From Wednesday, electric cars using Google software, like the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge, will feature an updated navigation system from Google Maps to help you plan charging stops too.

It’s known as EV route planning, and it will help you find you the most efficient route. It calculates where you should stop along the way to recharge based on your battery range when you’re planning the trip — and also how much time you’ll have to spend at the charging station. It also considers what type of charger you’ll use (fast or regular, which is known as Level 2) and charger availability.  Read more…

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