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TomTom EV service launches in North America

The live service includes almost 11,000 charging locations across the USA and Canada with more to follow

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The service aims to remove one of the barriers to entry to EV vehicles: range anxiety
The service aims to remove one of the barriers to entry to EV vehicles: range anxiety

TomTom’s electric vehicle (EV) service, designed to help drivers make informed decisions about when and where to charge their vehicles, is now available in North America.

 

The TomTom EV Service is a live service available to automakers and their suppliers, and includes almost 11,000 charging locations across the USA and Canada at launch, with more locations to come.

 

The TomTom EV Service provides real-time availability for charging points, reducing anxiety for drivers about how far they can travel on their current charge, as well as other essential information such as opening hours, payment methods and connector types.

 

“For the electric car market to grow, it’s important that we reduce the barriers to entry, one of which is range anxiety,” said Olaf Gietelink, VP product marketing, TomTom Automotive. “We’re excited to launch the TomTom EV Service in North America, increasing driver peace of mind and as a result making ownership of electric vehicles even more attractive.”

 

At the Geneva Motorshow earlier this month, TomTom announced that Hyundai and Kia drivers in Europe would be among the first to benefit from the TomTom EV Service, starting in the second half of 2018. The services include TomTom On-Street and Off-Street Parking, TomTom EV Charging Locations, and the TomTom Fuel Price Service.

 

The EV service, which first launched in Europe in September 2017, now covers more than 45,000 charging stations with real-time availability information, globally.

 

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