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In the coming months, the Location History setting name will change to Timeline. If Location History is turned on for your account, you may find Timeline in your app and account settings.

Set up your vehicle profile in the Google Maps app

Note: This feature is only available on Android phones and tablets.

If you drive a car, you can create a vehicle profile in Google Maps.

Change your vehicle settings

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Your vehicle.
  3. Based on the vehicle you drive, select your engine type:
    • If you drive a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, choose Gas or Diesel.
    • If you drive a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vehicle, choose Gas.
    • If you drive a hybrid or plug-in hybrid that mostly runs with fuel, choose Hybrid.
      • If applicable, choose compatible plugs and adapters.
    • If you drive an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid that mostly runs on electricity, choose Electric.
      • Choose compatible plugs and adapters.

Change your vehicle profile after you get driving directions

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search or tap a place on the map.
  3. Tap Directions.
  4. At the top right, tap More More and then Options and then Your vehicle.
  5. Select your engine type.

Search for compatible EV charging stations

If your vehicle profile is set to "Hybrid" or "Electric," you can search for charging stations that have their compatible EV plugs available:

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search: charging stations.
  3. Under “EV plugs,” tap Any plugs or Your plugs.

Connect your vehicle profile with Google Maps

If Google Maps is built into your vehicle, you can connect it to the Google Maps app on your mobile device. Compatible plugs for your vehicle will automatically show up in your vehicle profile and in your charging station search results.

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Your vehicle.
  3. Under “Connected vehicles,” select the vehicle you’d like to connect.

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