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Google Maps will stop showing gas stations to EV owners

Polestar 2 center screen viewing at an angle toward the instrument cluster
Google Maps on a Polestar 2. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Earlier this week, Google Maps reportedly demoted gas stations in the points of interest categories list for electric vehicle owners while using Android Auto. Google confirmed the changes, which it noted have been available to EV drivers since 2022.

“To help people get the most relevant information when navigating, last year we added the ability for EV drivers to see a shortcut for charging stations instead of gas stations on Google Maps for Android Auto,” Google spokesperson Pearl Xu told The Verge. Xu added that the feature has also been live for vehicles equipped with Google built-in vehicle software since 2020.

Xu sent over a list of all the EV-centric capabilities of Google Maps:

Real-time charging port availability: Just search…

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