Google
Maps
has
added
a
new
feature
that
lets
you
search
for
electric
car
charging
stations
according
to
which
plug
types
they
work
with.
Now,
when
you
search
for
a
place
to
charge
your
car,
you’ll
see
an
option
to
specify
the
exact
plugs
you’re
looking
for
in
the
filter
bar
directly
below
the
search
box.
These
include
CHAdeMO,
CCS,
Type
2,
or
Tesla’s
proprietary
plug
type.
The
new
feature
was

first
reported
by

Android
Police
.

The
functionality
should
make
it
much
easier
to
find
a
charging
station
that
supports
your
car’s
specific
standard,
of
which
there
are
a
few
competing
options.
Nissan
and
Mitsubishi
use
CHAdeMO,
while
the
likes
of
Jaguar
and
BMW
use
CCS,
for
example.

Once
you
search
for
EV
chargers,
you
can
tap
the
menu
option
to
specify
which
plugs
your
vehicle
supports.
You
can
also
specify
which
plugs
are
useful
to
you
using
a
new
“Electric
vehicle
settings”
option
in
the
app’s
Settings
menu.

The
new
feature
builds
upon
Google
Maps
existing
EV
charger
functionality,
which
was

first
added
in
October
last
year
.
Then,
back
in
April,
Google
added
a
feature
which
shows
you

whether
a
charging
station
is
currently
in
use
.
Combined
with
Google
Maps
existing
rating
and
review
features,
the
functionality
should
make
it
a
lot
easier
to
find
a
charger
that’s
not
occupied,
that’s
in
good
working
order,
and
that’s
compatible
with
your
car.


Android
Police

reports
that
the
functionality
is
available
in
the
USA,
and
we’ve
also
spotted
it
in
the
UK
in
both
Google
Maps’
iOS
and
Android
apps.
However,
the
feature
doesn’t
appear
to
be
available
everywhere
just
yet.
For
example,
despite
listing
many
(though
not
all)
charging
stations
in
Amsterdam,
the
iOS
app
didn’t
give
us
an
option
to
filter
by
plug
type.

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