Another Big App Launches on Android Auto and CarPlay

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The number of apps on both Android Auto and CarPlay keeps growing and growing thanks to Google’s and Apple’s decisions to unlock the platform for more third parties.
For example, the EV software category has expanded substantially in the last few months, and this week, it’s the turn of Electrify America to announce that it’s joining the party on Android Auto and CarPlay.

In other words, those who’re running the official Electrify America application on their mobile devices can now access the essential feature package right from the head unit in their cars.

First and foremost, users will be allowed to locate a charger from Android Auto and CarPlay, with the app to display how many charging stations are close to their location, their types, and availability.

In addition, the Android Auto and CarPlay version of the app will allow drivers to easily start or stop a charging session, but also to view plan details, including pricing and free charging, if available.

Clearly, Electrify America joining Android Auto and CarPlay makes charging an EV a lot more convenient, especially because interacting with the phone is no longer needed. The company says it’s already operating 650 charging stations across the United States, and customers are provided with no less than 2,700 individual chargers nationwide.

So the addition of this new capability should always assist EV drivers as they’re looking for a charger, with Electrify America promising to bring even more chargers closer to its customers.

The company says it’s aiming to more than double the current number of chargers and stations in the United States and Canada, with the shared figures confirming a super-ambitious goal of expanding to more than 10,000 individual chargers by the end of 2025.

Electrify America wants to end up operating no less than 1,800 ultra-fast charging stations in the U.S. and Canada, so the app update announced today would be a lot more useful in the long term too.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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