How to Optimize Google Maps Routes to Save Gas and Time

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In this post, I will explain how to optimize Google Maps routes to save gas and fuel. Routora is providing a free Chrome extension to do that with ease. All you have to do is create a route with multiple stops on Google Maps and activate the extension. It will analyze your route and then will generate an optimized route.

This is a very good tool for delivery agents and postal services. The optimized route that this tool helps you generate will not only be shorter but it will also save some gas/fuel as well. All you have to do is plan the trip on Google Maps and then it will take the URL of the final map to optimize it.

Routora comes as a Chrome Extension and you can install it on any Chromium based browser. You just need to activate it on Google Maps routes page and then it will render the current map with the optimized routes. This is as simple as that.

How to Optimize Google Maps Routes to Save Gas and Time

How to Optimize Google Maps Routes to Save Gas and Time?

You start by using this Routora extension from here. After that, you just have to sign for the free version of Routora. In the free version, you will be able to optimize a route that has maximum of 10 stopping points. For more, you will have to ultimately upgrade to the paid plan.

Routora Extension

Now, you just open Google Maps and add destinations on the map. Add all the locations that you want to stop by and form a multi-stop route. You can see the one as an example in the screenshot below.

Routora create destinations

Activate the Routora extension now and then it will analyze the route on the current Google Maps page. After a few seconds, it will open the same map in the new tab and there you will see the optimized map. Here, it will show you the optimized path that costs less and thus saves time and fuel.

Routora in action

You can keep using this extension in this way to optimize delivery routes for almost anything. If you are a small logistics business, then this tool will help you if you plan your routes on Google Maps.

Closing thoughts:

Efficiencies in an enterprise are necessary for well execution and maximizing the profits. Especially, in industries such as logistics. Route optimization is very common and if you are looking for a free tool then Routora is one such tool that you can use. I liked the way the works and free plan is good enough for short trips.

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