If you happen to’ve by no means had an electrical automobile, you may not know that there are a number of charging connectors utilized by totally different makers – Nissan’s autos use CHAdeMO, BMW and VW use CCS, Tesla makes use of its personal proprietary connector, and so forth. Google Maps added the flexibility to seek for charging stations earlier this yr, and now you’ll be able to filter outcomes primarily based on what sort of plugs can be found.

Whenever you seek for charging stations, a brand new plug dropdown menu seems within the filter bar. Right here, you’ll be able to inform Google Maps what precise plugs you wish to seek for (e.g. the plugs accessible in your automobile), and the outcomes will probably be trimmed all the way down to match.

Whereas many different apps have had this performance for years, like my private favourite PlugShare, it is nice to see Google Maps add this important characteristic. No extra exhibiting as much as a Tesla Supercharger together with your BMW i3.