ChargePoint now works with Apple CarPlay, taking another step towards making the transition to electric mobility more seamless for drivers. This new integration brings essential EV charging data inside the vehicle, allowing drivers to easily access charging information directly from their vehicle’s infotainment system.
Drivers will be able to find nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, navigate to a station and more, without the need to pick up their iPhone while in transit. The announcement comes on the heels of the addition of several new features available to Apple users including Dark Mode, Apple Watch compatibility, and a new ChargePoint widget view for iPhone where drivers can find nearby stations or check real-time charging status.
ChargePoint compatibility with CarPlay offers a level of connectivity not previously available. By simply connecting a device updated to iOS 14 or above to a CarPlay-equipped vehicle, drivers will be able to easily begin accessing charging information from the in-vehicle display. With the ChargePoint app in the CarPlay experience, drivers will have access to information available in the ChargePoint app, but now integrated with the in-dash infotainment system. With CarPlay, drivers will be able to see a map with nearby stations, check station status, select the station list for more information, and start a charging session. In addition, drivers will be able to filter stations based on speed of the charger, cost, availability and plug type, find recent stations, access favorite charging spots and join waitlist all directly from the vehicle.