CAMPBELL, Calif. — ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is working with Android Auto to allow drivers to access charging information directly from their car dashboard infotainment system.
“At ChargePoint, we know that the shift to electric mobility relies on driver experience, and ChargePoint’s Android Auto app is another pivotal step in the evolution already underway, driven by software and increased connectivity,” said Bill Loewenthal, senior vice president of product for ChargePoint.
“By integrating essential charging data directly into the vehicle’s infotainment system, drivers are even more empowered and informed. With the ability to connect their phone directly to their EV through Android Auto, drivers now have access to ChargePoint app information right on the vehicle display. The enhanced connection between app and vehicle represents the next step in how drivers and passengers are fueling mobility and how ChargePoint is delivering technology solutions to fit the needs of EV drivers now and in the future,” said Loewenthal.
Android users can access the ChargePoint app on their vehicle display by connecting an Android phone, with the ChargePoint app installed and running Android 6.0 or above, to an Android Auto compatible vehicle. Key features of the application include:
- Map with nearby stations.
- Ability to check station status.
- Select the station list for more detailed information.
- Begin a charging session.
- Filter nearby stations by charging speed, availability and cost.
- Compatibility with the driver’s EV make and model.
- If a station is busy, the driver can use the in-vehicle app to click Notify Me to find out when the station becomes available again.
Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint has a network of hundreds of thousands of charging points around the world and has reportedly supplied more than 90 million charges.