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Real-Time EV Charging Points from Google Maps

Real-Time EV Charging Points from Google Maps

​Technology is at the forefront of business, and it’s only going to get bigger and better for us fleet geeks. In the last few weeks, Google Maps has launched a new function on their app which delivers real-time search results. These detail the locations of electric vehicle (EV) charging point availability across the UK, (A.K.A a game changer for us EV lovers)!

As many EV drivers may have experienced in the past, trekking all the way to a charging station only to find that all the ports are occupied can be a disappointment. This could lead to these fleet drivers waiting in line for a couple of minutes, or a couple of hours for these charging points, meaning that precious working times is lost needlessly.

There have been a wide range of branded charging points added to the database, such as Chargemaster, EVgo, SemaConnect and Chargepoint. These services allow alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) users an insight into where they need to head to gain access to an available charging point. With the full functionality being released to the UK market in late April, additional features include details on port types and charging speeds for an array of EVs, allowing businesses to streamline their approaches to these vehicles.

At Marshall Leasing, we love new innovation and encourage all fleet users to adopt telematics to aid their driving experience, ability and safety. With our MarshallMatics telematics systems, we have teamed up with an innovative, UK based telematics company that is committed to providing industry-leading tracking products for the fleet market. Our solutions provide organisations with the insights they need to improve performance, worker safety, discover cost savings and stay compliant with regulations.

Whether you are a large multi-national organisation or a small, local company, MarshallMatics has made it easy to take advantage of next generation telematics and access crucial business intelligence quickly. To find out more on how we can help with all of your fleet requirements, please visit our website here, or call us directly on 01480 414541.

 

 

(photo credit to The Verge)

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