Google Maps Now Includes EV Charging Station Locations

For electric car owners, finding a place to plug-in when you’re on the road can be a challenge. Sure you can just ‘borrow’ some energy by unplugging the Coke machine at your local gas station, but those standard output outlets can take eight hours to get your car fully juiced.

Being the forward-thinking company that it is, Google has taken steps to aid EV owners, adding electric vehicle charging stations to Google Maps.

Relying primarily on the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Google Maps now includes almost 7,000 ‘alternative fueling stations’ with a total of 600 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment locations.

Now whether you own a Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf or even a Tesla Roadster, there’s a lot less range anxiety when you head our for spin.

[Source: Gizmag]