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Need to charge your car? Apple Maps can now help

The world's largest network of electric vehicle charge stations can now be found on Apple Maps.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: A ChargePoint electric vehicle charger is displayed during the Drive The Dream event at the Exploratorium on September 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown met with California corporate leaders at Drive The Dream to discuss progress in the adoption of electric vehicles and workplace charging stations at businesses in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Apple is making it easier for drivers of electric cars find a charging station, teaming up with ChargePoint to bring its network of more than 30,000 EV charging stations to Apple Maps.

Search for "ChargePoint" or "charging station" and Apple Maps displays badges to show you the location of ChargePoint stations. Tap on a ChargePoint badge and you'll be able to get directions, see hours of operation and, if available, pricing information. The badge also tells you if a station accepts Apple Pay and, if it does, you will be able to start charging your vehicle and pay using your iPhone.

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There are different types of charging connectors for electric vehicles. I popped around Apple Maps to check out various ChargePoint stations in the greater Boston area and discovered that this information isn't displayed on the info panel for a station in Maps. It is, however, a tap away. Tap the More info on ChargePoint link and Maps kicks you over to a ChargePoint page in Safari with details on the types of connectors that station offers.

Earlier this year, Apple teamed up with Parkopedia to add parking information, including spots with EV chargers, to Maps.