Google Maps Introduces New Transit, EV Features

It will now be easier to find electric car charging stations and transit options.

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April 19, 2024, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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New features on Google Maps will make it easier to find electric car charging stations and public transit information, reports Chris Smith in BGR.

As Smith explains, Google Maps will start including transit options by default along with driving directions in some cities. “If you prefer public transit over other alternatives, you’ll also love another feature Google just launched for Google Search. You can perform searches along the lines of ‘Boston to Philadelphia train,’ and you’ll get schedules and ticket prices, complete with links to the relevant booking options. The feature will also support searches for buses.”

For electric car drivers, Google Maps will collect user-generated data to find the nearest EV charging locations, and, in some cases, real-time port availability.

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