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Waze now shows EV charging stations on your driving map

Waze now shows EV charging stations on your driving map

Waze can finally help you locate and drive nearby electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across America, making finding an EV pit stop as easy as you would do at a gas station. You can also search for charging stations along your route should you find a place to juice up your EV, if Waze is your favorite navigation app.

Waze is partnering with Volkswagen for this initiative. As part of the campaign, you can change your car's icon to Volkswagen's all-electric ID4 SUV within the app (in case you're tired of your cartoon smiley face on the wheels polluting the virtual air).

This could give the Google-owned navigation app the boost needed to catch up with its more mainstream counterpart, Google Maps, which has been showcasing EV charging stations since 2018. Google Maps also lets you filter stations by EV charger plug type, show. Shows you what stations are currently in use, and even use AI to help you plan trips with your EV.

It's also worth noting that Apple Maps introduced a feature in iOS 14 that lets you plan your route around EV charging stations. If your vehicle is compatible with the app, Apple Maps can also track your charge and automatically add compatible charging stations to your route if your charge drops too low.

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