Google Maps brings the latest beta update to consider routes for electric vehicles. Although it has not been confirmed in detail, it is reported that users can choose routes based on gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric engine vehicles.
This feature is presented to adjust the direction of each vehicle in order to save fuel or energy as optimally as possible. Especially for electric cars, the driver can estimate the distance traveled and also the consumption of the battery used.
It is not yet clear how Google will create this system. However, for hybrid cars, they are usually more efficient at lower speeds, so perhaps the route given is to avoid the highway and take a more fuel-efficient alternative.
While gasoline-powered vehicles may have a much more contrast, usually they will be chosen to be on the highway to be more fuel efficient. Then for electric vehicles, Google Maps may show a route with a charging station to make sure the car doesn’t run out of power in the middle of the trip.
Google Maps’ electric vehicle route feature is still in beta and will likely launch in the near future. It is not known when exactly this feature will be released, but it is expected in the next few weeks.