Google Maps for Android just got a new update, but beta testers have already found the features that version 11.65 will add for electric vehicles and their charging routes. The soon-to-be-released version of Google Maps will have better features for EV drivers, especially for planned trips to a certain place that would keep them from running out of battery power.
This feature would help drivers avoid having to stop in the middle of the road because their battery was dead. It would do this by showing them where possible charging stations are.
Google Maps Android: Future Update to Include EV Charging Routes
In its latest APK Insight analysis of the Google Maps beta for version 11.65, 9to5Google says it has found clues about what the next update will include. With Google Maps for Android smartphones, EV users may now get relevant information about their trip and recommended routes that take into account the battery capacity of their vehicle.
Electric vehicles are known for using their batteries to power the drivetrain and other systems for a limited number of miles.
Google will bring its Android Automotive platform to assist Android smartphone users in planning trips and selecting the best routes that will display charging stations.
The software may alert a user when there aren’t enough charging stations along the route or in the area, or when there won’t be much juice left when they get there.
Additionally, it would alert drivers to the possibility of a break in their journey in order to recharge their batteries.
Use Google Maps to Plan Your Next Drive with EVs
Google Maps for Android is currently running version 11.64.0701, which was released on January 30. This indicates that this particular version does not yet have the integrated features for EV routes.
However, the next update, which will give EV drivers this helpful function, is reportedly on the way. When Google will release its next Maps update is unknown.
Electric Vehicle Charging in the US
Businesses and automakers in the United States offer charging stations to the growing number of people who own electric cars. Tesla is one of the companies driving this huge growth and availability, but its nationwide network of Supercharger stations may only work with the navigation systems in its own cars.
Other businesses still provide the locations of charging stations on their apps to let customers who don’t use Tesla know where to stop and recharge. One noteworthy endeavour comes from Electrify America, which already provides its app for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mirroring via their smartphones, directing users to potential sites where they may hook up their electric vehicles for electricity.
To give users information and the locations of their next stops, many app developers work with charging stations across the nation. Google takes the Maps app one step further for Android users by adding it to its navigation features. This will help with route planning and connecting battery information to know the best spot to maximise driving and avoid power loss.
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