Why Google Maps Might Lose EV Owners to Apple Maps (Seriously)

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Mathias Lelievre Chief Executive Officer
Electric Vehicles

After WWDC, electric car owners might want to consider Apple Maps over Google Maps.

In iOS 14, Apple Maps will show drivers' routes based on the availability of public charging stations. They'll be personalized, factoring in a driver's battery status, range, and EV model.

That's huge for road trips. A drive up, say, California's iconic Highway 1 in an electric vehicle can be stressful. If you run out of juice miles away from a charging station, then what?

That stress is called "range anxiety" and it keeps many car buyers from choosing an EV. That's not great for the environment, especially considering CO2 levels hit a record high in May.

gradient-quote Uncertainty around access to charging stations has hindered widespread [EV] adoption for years. The new feature, however, will help build the case for consumers looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle. gradient-quote-right
Mathias Lelievre, CEO of ENGIE Impact