Earlier this year, Google Maps added the ability to find electric car charging points. However, just as a diesel pump would be of no use to a petrol driver, some charging points don’t work for some EVs. Now Google has updated its software, enabling you to search for the specific charger type you need.
It is possible to go a step further, too. When searching for chargers on Google Maps, there is the option to add the plug that your vehicle needs into the preferences.
In the ‘choose plugs’ section on Maps, six different types are covered. These are the conventional Type 2 and Tesla points, as well as CCS combo 1 and combo 2, CHAdeMO and J1772. Most, if not all, electric cars should be covered by these options. Select the plugs you need, and only these will be displayed when you search for charging stations.
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