Gallery: DOE and Google Build an Interactive Map for Green Vehicle Driv...

 

The Department of Energy, Google, Best Buy, Tom Tom and around 80 other companies have formed a joint venture called the GeoEVSE to create a database that helps EV and alternative fuel vehicle drivers find charging stations, repair shops, and even map a route across the country. Drivers can search for fueling stations by type (hydrogen, bioethanol, electric, natural gas), payment method, station type, and so on. The GeoEVSE database will also be available to third parties, which means it could soon be integrated into vehicle GPS systems.

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  1. Helman700 April 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

    This also needs to have an option to input your effective range for long-distance planning. It doesn’t do me any good to know where the stations are if the vehicle can’t reach them.

  2. Helman700 April 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

    If you look at anywhere other than California, this map just proves yet again, that electric vehicles (and most alternative fuel vehicles) are impractical for anything but your local in city daily commute. cross-country trip indeed.

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