Till now you have used Google Maps for navigation, but now a new feature is also going to be added to it which will help you in saving money. Yes you read that right!
With time Google has added many features to the app. Fuel saving feature is now part of this list. Earlier this feature was available only in America which was added in September 2022.
After Canada, America and Europe, this feature has finally been added in India also.
This feature gives an idea of fuel or energy. That means how much fuel is going to be spent on one route. Google Map estimates this based on the traffic and road conditions on this route.
After this, another route is also given and it is told how much traffic is there and how much fuel will be required on the different route. Now it depends on the user which route he wants to follow.
If you turn off this feature, then after this the map will show only one route which the user can follow. After turning off, the app will not recommend you the fuel and energy saving routes.
Let us tell you, the estimate of fuel and energy depends on the engine of the vehicle. Currently this feature is provided by Green Leaf. By following the app and turning on the feature, you can save up to Rs 2,000 petrol or diesel per month.
To use this feature in your google maps-
- Open Google Map app in smartphone
- Click on the profile picture
- Go to Settings and tap Navigation
- Scroll to ‘Route Options’
- To turn on eco-friendly routes, click on Fuel Efficient Routes
- Here you will also see the Engine Type option, by clicking on which you can change or select the mode.