Google faces antitrust investigation in Italy for market abuse

The AGCM takes issue with Google refusing to incorporate into its Android operating system an app giving information on recharge stations for electric cars.

The app, called “Enel X Recharge,” was developed by Enel, Italy’s main electricity company.

AGCM suspects Enel’s app was sidelined to favour Google Maps, which offers similar information.

“Google’s interest seems to be that of defending and strengthening the business model of its Google Maps app,” the Italian authority said in a statement.