Here Technologies has unveiled a new EV Routing feature to optimise both private and commercial electric vehicle routing while minimising the number of charging stops and reducing battery charging times, based on the vehicle's consumption model.

The software takes into account topography, road geometry, real time traffic information and traffic patterns while planning trips. It can be synced to the consumption model of the vehicle and can be adjusted to different driving styles, loads or weather conditions. It is a feature of a routing API built on top of the Here mapping and includes Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) products. It also uses Here's EV Charge Points, a database that includes vehicle brand, real time availability of charging stations, subscription and pricing information.

"EV Routing does more than show you the way to a charging station. It provides the most optimal route, including charging times, while taking into account static and dynamic data such as charging speed or real time traffic conditions. [It is] based on a wide range of parameters, [and] can also be customized. [It] goes beyond removing range anxiety and makes EV driving a truly personalised experience," said Jussi Koski, VP product management.