One of the trickier parts of owning an electric vehicle is finding charging points. The infrastructure is improving every year, but it is still not as widespread and robust as what is available to gasoline drivers. Here I like apps PlugShare and Charge card can be a godsend and will not only help you find nearby stations but also plan your routes. Now there is one more option that you can turn to for help.
Waze has a partnership with Volkswagen (the automaker owns Electrify America) to map charging stations for electric vehicles in the USA. Starting today, you can use the software to add stops at train stations along your planned route. You can also change the car icon to that of a if you want Volkswagen ID.4. Waze didn’t want to comment on when the feature might come to other countries.
Waze’s parent company, Google, has been helping people find EV charging points using maps since 2019. And even if the update is long overdue, die-hard Waze users will surely appreciate it – if only because it means they can probably get away with one less app on their phone.
Update 3:15 p.m. ET: This post has been updated to reflect wider availability.
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