March 21, 2012
AAA Adds EV Charging Station Locations to Mapping Tools
With a choice of the TripTik Travel Planner on AAA.com or the free AAA TripTik Mobile app for smartphones, electric vehicle (EV) motorists can locate more than 2,000 publicly available EV charging stations across the United States, including independent stations and those that are part of a network.
The data is supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy, and has been included in AAA’s trip tools since March 16.
To find charging stations near an address or along a route, users select a green plug icon to display locations on a map in TripTik Travel Planner or the TripTik Mobile app. Clicking on an icon opens a listing that provides the station address, hours, charger levels and, where available, a telephone number.
“From the original strip maps used for road travel to the comprehensive array of print, online and mobile travel planning tools offered today, AAA has been providing motorists with relevant and accurate travel information for more than a century,” said Bill Wood, managing director, AAA Travel Publishing. “The addition of EV charging station locations to our digital mapping tools reinforces AAA’s commitment to providing members the information they need in formats they want.”
AAA’s TripTik Travel Planner can be accessed at www.AAA.com/travel, and smartphone users can download the free GPS-based AAA TripTik Mobile app from the iTunes Store or Android Market, or find more information at www.AAA.com/Mobile.