How to use Google Maps latest Fuel Saving Feature?

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With cleaner, greener transport in mind, coupled with rising petrol prices, it’s a priority to navigate  sustainably and efficiently when driving.  Google Maps  has recently launched two groundbreaking features which address and  enhance both efficiency and sustainability in your driving.To help drivers reach their destination faster and in a more eco-friendly way. In this blog we’ll explain what they are and how they work.

Saving Money and Reducing Emissions with Google Maps

Google Maps latest feature help to save fuel.

With petrol prices in Australia reaching A$2.25 per litre as I write this in May 2024, as a driver, you really want to optimise your fuel consumption, and keep costs down.   With this new Google Maps’ feature, as a driver you can now optimise your route based on your vehicle’s fuel type and efficiency.

Simply add your vehicle details to your Google account, and Google Maps has a powerful tool that calculates the most fuel-efficient route tailored for your specific car. Whether you drive a petrol or diesel vehicle, Google Maps analyses various factors such as traffic conditions, road gradients, and speed limits to recommend the most fuel-efficient and cost efficient path to your destination.

This Google Maps feature helps you two- fold. Firstly, it saves you  money at the pump. And secondly (which is so important on a communal scale) it also minimises your carbon footprint by reducing unnecessary fuel consumption. By calculating the traffic, speed limits etc, it’s doing all the heavy lifting for you to minimise your carbon impact. So a win-win! For both your wallet and our environment !

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations: Convenient Charging On-The-Go

Now if you’re already on the path to sustainable transport as an EV driver, one of your key priorities is finding available EV charging bays on your travels. Google Maps has taken a great step forward on this front for you by adding EV charging station information into its navigation system.

With over 3,000 public EV charging stations and 7,000 individual EV plugs across Australia, Google Maps has just made planning your journey in an EV a whole lot easier.  Whether you’re commuting to work or going on a road trip, Google Maps now displays nearby charging stations along your route, overcoming fears of range anxiety! With this new EV Charging locator feature, Google Maps has seamlessly integrated EV charging into the navigation experience. And this is awesome as it makes EV charging easier, enhancing the EV driver experience, and promoting EV adoption! All contributing to a cleaner, greener future.

Google Maps – Save your Parking location

Google Maps Navigation

Forget the endless wandering in search of your parked car with Google Maps’ parking feature. By utilising Google Maps’ handy parking feature, you can bid farewell to those frustrating moments of wandering aimlessly through parking lots. 

Simply follow the steps on How to Find where you parked your car using Google Maps, and you’ll be well on your way to effortlessly locating your parked vehicle. Whether you’re navigating a bustling city or a sprawling parking structure, let Google Maps be your guiding light to a stress-free parking experience.

Step by Step Guide on How to use the Google Map Fuel Saving Feature

Google Maps’ latest features offer a glimpse into a future where navigation is not just about reaching your destination but doing so in a way that is mindful of both your wallet and the planet. Whether you’re driving a traditional vehicle or embracing the electric revolution, innovations like these enable you to make informed choices that benefit both present and future generations.