Google Maps will now be able to provide the “most fuel efficient route” possible if you specify your vehicle’s engine type, while eco-friendly routes are coming all over Europe .
Earlier this year, Google launched eco-friendly routing in Maps to highlight less fuel-efficient roads for the United States, Canada, and Germany . In practice, when “arrival times are similar”, the leaf rosette appears on the road that will be “most fuel efficient”. You can see more details about the selection and even get a short description.
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This feature can be disabled in the “Route options” menu on the directions page for those who always want to use the fastest option. This new feature is estimated to have helped eliminate more than half a million metric tons of carbon emissions since its launch in the US and Canada. That ‘s the equivalent of taking 100,000 fuel-based cars off the road .
Eco-friendly routing is now rolling out to around 40 countries across Europe . With the arrival of the feature, you can make Google Maps’ eco-friendly route even more fuel efficient by specifying your engine type. Options include gas or petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) . This feature will be available in the United States, Canada and Europe in the coming weeks and can be accessed by going to “Route options” and adding an “Engine type”.
Google explains the importance of this choice: “Diesel engines, for example, are generally more efficient at higher speeds than petrol or gas engines, while hybrid and electric vehicles perform better in stop-and-go traffic.”