In March this year, Google first announced a new Eco-friendly routes feature for Google Maps. The company once again highlighted this feature at I/O 2021 in May and also showcased a new Safer Routing feature. Google is now finally rolling it out to users, along with a host of other sustainability features for other services.
New sustainability features in Google Maps
In a recent blog post, Google has announced that it’s adding three new features to Google Maps that will help users reduce their carbon footprint while traveling. These include Eco-friendly routing, Lite navigation for cyclists, and Bike and scooter share information.
The Eco-friendly routing feature has started rolling out to users in the US. It shows users the most fuel-efficient route from point A to B, along with the fastest route in Google Maps. In addition, it highlights the relative fuel savings and ETA difference between the two routes. Google plans to release the feature in Europe and other regions next year.