Apple adds ChargePoint EV stations & app links to Maps coverage

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ChargePoint — claiming to run the world's biggest network of EV charging stations — on Thursday announced its addition to Apple Maps, letting Mac and iOS device owners quickly find a station if their electric car is beginning to run low.

Tapping on a station in Maps will offer up more details about the location, such as pricing and/or hours of operation. Significantly, listings also include a link to the ChargePoint app, where people can initiate and pay for charging, and see other information. Apple Pay is a supported payment option.

ChargePoint isn't the only EV network within Apple Maps, though. Charger listings initially began appearing in July, thanks to Apple's deal with Parkopedia.

Apple is rumored to be working on its own electric car, though it could simply end up partnering with an existing auto manufacturer rather than design its own vehicles.