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Google has implemented new functions in its Google Maps feature specially designed for electric vehicles such as Polestar and Volvo. These additional capabilities will provide enhanced support to those driving EVs.

As auto companies shift to electric vehicles, Google is introducing new Maps features to make driving them simpler. These features will be available for those with Google built-in EVs.

The update may be minor, but it is still incredibly useful. Cars such as the Porsche Taycan are capable of “very fast” (150-kW+) charging, and this new feature in the app will make it much easier to know if your destination offers such a service.

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  • 🗺️Adding charging stops to shorter trips: If you're on a journey that needs charging stops, Maps can help figure out the best one for you, taking into account current traffic, your battery percentage and anticipated energy usage. This way you can rest easy knowing that you won't be left stranded on the road. And if you'd prefer to go to a different station than what Maps suggests, it's simple to switch with just a few taps.
  • ⚡ Very fast charging stations: The ‘very fast’ charging filter will make it a cinch to identify stations with power levels of 150 kilowatts or more. Such high voltage can often get a lot of people back on the go in less than 40 minutes.
  • 🔌Charging stations in search results: Search results can point you to places like supermarkets that offer charging stations. That way, when you're shopping for food, you can also look for a store that meets your vehicle-charging needs.
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Now live: 250 landmark aerial views around the 🌏

At I/O, Google unveiled immersive view, providing an exciting way to explore the world and see wonderful 3D images of areas combined with details such as weather conditions, flow of traffic and how busy it is. Now, Google launch over 250 realistic aerial views of renowned landmarks spanning across the globe - from Tokyo Tower to Acropolis - a substantial step towards a more enriched mapping experience.

"Using predictive modeling, immersive view automatically learns historical trends for a place to determine what an area will be like tomorrow, next week and even next month. So if you’re visiting San Francisco and want to visit Oracle Park, you’ll have all the information you need to plan your day. You’ll be able to see where the parking lots and entrances are and if the weather will be chilly on game day so you can bring a jacket. Need to find a bite to eat after the game? We make it easy to experience what restaurants are like nearby with the ability to glide down to street level, peek inside and know how busy it’ll be. Immersive view rolls out in the coming months in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo on Android and iOS." Source Google

Polestar And Volvo The First To Access Google New HD Maps.

The Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3, both of which are underpinned by Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2) and utilise Google's Android Automotive operating system.

Polestar Expects To Sell 80K EV's in 2023! 60% YOY Growth

In 2023, Polestar anticipates worldwide production to rise by almost 60%, likely reaching 80,000 cars. This growth is expected to be driven mainly by strong sales of Polestar 2, and will be further reinforced in the latter part of the year with the first handovers of Polestar 3.

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