The Italian competition regulator has fined Google 102 million euros for excluding JuicePass from Android Auto. JuicePass, developed by Enel, helps users find EV charging stations. Android Auto is Google’s system for allowing apps to be used safely in cars.
The regulator said that Enel was unfairly curtailed and Google was favouring Google Maps. The regulator has asked Google to make JuicePass available to users.
“There are thousands of apps compatible with Android Auto, and our goal is to enable even more developers to make their apps available over time,” said a Google spokesperson.
Enel said the decision was an important enabling factor for the growth of electric mobility in Italy.