Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Charging Maps for Electric Cars Enhanced by DOE Google Link

America’s target to have a million electric cars on the road by 2015 has been boosted by the confirmed link between Google and DOE, where charging maps for electric cars would be provided by Google Maps with all the data on all charging stations across the United States. This comes with a $5 million award for a city that will popularize the electric cars.

The electric car revolution has been advertised greatly by the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt entry into the commercial market, but no consumer is ready to convert into the novel rides until there are enough charging stations. The American government is arguably the highest electric car booster and was at the heart of the announcement of the Electric Vehicle ecosystem.

The Department of Energy (DOE) was closely working with Google to have a unique national clearinghouse that would hold data on charging stations and the different available services to have all customers served. The innovative effort has charging stations referred to as “Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment” or EVSE, with the location of the stations available through Google Maps, also the source of primary data for all mapping and GPS services.

The DOE is asking car navigation systems and makers to utilize the service and contribute to the database and its usage.

The future of America Automobile could be pegged on the success of Electric cars.

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