Electrify America will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to enable you find chargers near you. This includes checking if the chargers are full or empty. You can also remotely start or stop charging sessions using the app.

Electrify America has updated its mobile apps to unite with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment systems. This new feature allows electric vehicle drivers to easily find the closest EA charging station, initiate charging remotely and view details about their charging plans.

Electrify America charging stations play a crucial role in EV adoption in America. To date, there are over 650 charging stations and 2,700 chargers. The expanding world of non-Tesla electric cars like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the upcoming F-150 Lightning support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto but can't rely on Supercharger to juice up.

EV drivers take note: Soon, Electrify America will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to enable you chargers near you. This includes checking if the chargers are full or empty. You can also remotely start or stop charging sessions using the app.

This announcement comes as Electrify America aims at doubling its network in the next four years. Which puts the company on par with Tesla, which uses its in-car software for drivers to find Supercharger locations. 

However, it does mean that people who don't drive Tesla EVs will find it easier to find chargers in unfamiliar places. This is one small step in improving EV charging infrastructure. Although not as effective as an increase in chargers, it is still helpful.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enable users to connect with their smartphones to access music, navigation, and communication. The Electrify America update will also allow users to locate stations within the company's network. This is expected to occur later in the year or early next. 

In addition, Electrify America announced earlier this summer that it would stop installing CHAdeMO charging stations in 2022. This is a significant step towards standardizing CCS2 chargers. The company also announced plans for doubling the Electrify America/Electrify Canada charging networks in North America by 2025.

Electrify America claims that in addition to finding charging stations, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto will allow drivers to remotely start or stop a charging session and view details about charging plans, including any free charges.

These features are increasingly important to charging companies. They are trying to become your favourite app while driving. Automakers are also competing for dedicated charging networks, and they want to make charging an experience that is uniquely theirs.