FRANKFURT, Germany — TomTom (TOM2) today announced an innovative new service for drivers of electric vehicles (EV). It’s called the TomTom EV Service, and it has been developed to help EV drivers to make informed decisions about when and where to charge their vehicles, reducing range anxiety.
The TomTom EV Service provides real-time availability for charging points, as well as other essential information such as opening hours, payment methods, plug types and more. The real-time availability information is sourced from market leaders in EV charging locations, and then intelligently fused with the TomTom Map. Because EV charge point availability changes throughout a journey, the information is updated continuously.
Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, said: “One of the major barriers to driver adoption of electric vehicles is range anxiety, so with the launch of the TomTom EV Service, we’re taking driver peace of mind to the next level, and encouraging sustainable mobility.”
The TomTom EV service will initially launch in Europe, with a geo-expansion planned to North America early next year. After this expansion, TomTom’s EV Service will list 35,000+ charging stations with real-time availability information, globally.
This announcement demonstrates the relevance of the TomTom’s Connected Services, as well as the ability of TomTom to support its Automotive, Government & Enterprise customers globally with high-quality maps and relevant services.
The TomTom EV service will be showcased along with TomTom’s complete automotive product offering at IAA Frankfurt: Hall 8, booth D26.
TomTom empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Our map-based components include map content, online map-based services, real-time traffic and navigation software. Our consumer products include PNDs, navigation apps and sports watches. Our main business products are custom in-dash navigation systems and a fleet management system, which is offered to fleet owners as an online service with integrated in-vehicle cellular devices. Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Automotive, Licensing, Telematics and Consumer.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have more than 4,700 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
About TomTom Automotive
TomTom Automotive is the trusted global partner for innovative navigation technologies for the automotive industry. As a global leader in real-time maps, connected car services and navigation software, we offer automotive OEMs the modular components for advanced navigation and automated driving solutions.