Serving the EV Space with a More Sustainable Future

There is plenty that human beings can do well, but at the same time, there is nothing we do better than pursuing growth on a consistent basis. This urge to get better, no matter the situation, has fetched us some huge milestones, with technology emerging as a major member of the stated group. The reason why we hold technology in such a high regard is, by and large, centered upon its skill-set, which guided us towards a reality that we couldn’t have imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look beyond the surface, it will quickly become clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired from the way we applied those skills across a real world environment. The latter component, in fact, proved crucial when it came down to giving the creation a spectrum-wide presence and starting a full-blown tech revolution. Of course, this revolution was always destined to scale up our experience through many different avenues, but even after achieving a feat so notable; technology will somehow continue to bring the goods. The same has turned increasingly evident over the recent past, and assuming a new automotive-themed development shakes out just like we envision, it will only make that trend bigger and better for the future.

Waze has officially confirmed its decision to add EV charging stations to its existing route planning tools, as the company gears up for another attempt at enhancing the prospects of an electrified driving experience. According to certain reports, the development will allow Waze users to type in their vehicle information in the app, along with their preferred plug type. Once they do so, they’ll instantly get a list of all the charging stations that are closest to their route. Interestingly enough, this isn’t Waze’s first ever bid in the context of adding EV chargers to its route planning framework. Back in 2021, the company teamed with Volkswagen to do something similar, but that only lasted for a few weeks. However, if we go by Waze’s word, the latest initiative is here to stay. Another detail worth a mention here is how the entire feature is based on its crowdsourced map editing function, which ensures “EV data is reviewed and updated in real-time to provide the most accurate, comprehensive information to the map.”

“Charging station information is often inconsistent, outdated or unreliable, creating a major pain point for EV drivers who may navigate to a charging station only to discover they can’t find it or use it,” Waze says in a blog post. “By adding up-to-date EV charging information to the Waze map, it’s even easier to charge your car and get help finding where or when you’ll come across the next station.”

As significant as it sounds, Waze is also not the only company that is actively trying to simplify the process of finding an EV charger. For instance, the company’s parent organization, Google did something similar by getting Google Maps to show information about the types of plugs present at certain charging stations and whether those plugs are currently in use. Apart from that, the company also upgraded EV charging searches for electric vehicles with Google built-in software. Hence, with Waze now entering the sweepstakes, these EV efforts can be realistically expected to get smarter and more substantial.



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