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  1. Google has released an update for the Google Maps Navigation app when searching for Electric Vehicle charging locations. Now when a user searches for a charging location, the app will show how many ports are currently in use out of the total in real time. This way, the driver no longer needs to physically check the location to see if charging is available without a wait. It will also give information like charge port type, charge speed, and ratings from other drivers. The feature works with ChargeMaster, EVgo, SemaConnect, and Chargepoint." At the moment, Tesla Supercharging is not yet compatible with the feature. Searching is available on Android, iOS, Desktop, and Android Auto. Availability in Android Auto means that drivers of cars equipped with Android Auto now have real time charging information available directly on their car's infotainment system. The feature is available now on the latest version of the apps. View full article
  2. Google has released an update for the Google Maps Navigation app when searching for Electric Vehicle charging locations. Now when a user searches for a charging location, the app will show how many ports are currently in use out of the total in real time. This way, the driver no longer needs to physically check the location to see if charging is available without a wait. It will also give information like charge port type, charge speed, and ratings from other drivers. The feature works with ChargeMaster, EVgo, SemaConnect, and Chargepoint." At the moment, Tesla Supercharging is not yet compatible with the feature. Searching is available on Android, iOS, Desktop, and Android Auto. Availability in Android Auto means that drivers of cars equipped with Android Auto now have real time charging information available directly on their car's infotainment system. The feature is available now on the latest version of the apps.
  3. G. David Felt - Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.cheersandgears.com BP in talks to Electrify Service Stations Globally! BP has opened talks with all global automakers to about offering EV charging stations at it's global network of service stations, Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters on Tuesday. The BP CEO says the change by governments in banning ICE auto's and the move to EV's will threaten the traditional ICE service station and they will die if they do not change to support the future needs of customers. BP is looking to take a slice of this growing market early in comparison to their competition. The only other Oil Company to do this is their Rival Royal Dutch Shell who has started their own pilot program in select locations where EV's are already making up a noticeable share of the auto's being driven. BP is estimating that a minimum of a 100 million EV's will be on the roads by 2035 up from the 1.2 million globally in 2015. Noticeable is that both Shell and BP have lagged behind in adding solar and wind as renewable energy suppliers to their portfolio as the shift begins away from oil. Both BP and Shell are using venture capital funds to invest in new start ups that can cover the Wind / Solar energy markets as well as EV charging infrastructure. BP will be reining in spending to control and make sure they are profitable at a sustained $30-$50 a barrel oil price over the foreseeable future. BP's CEO says he does not see any profitable play in the U.S. Shale industry for them compared to Exxonmobil, Chevron and Shell who are the 3 largest players in that market. BP is one of the largest players in Shale Natural Gas in Argentina as they look to grow their world wide shipping and sales for both CNG and LNG. The CEO also denied reports that they were considering putting up for sale their North Sea Business as that is their heartland. BP EV Chargers Reuters BP Story
  4. I was reading that the Tesla can go a little over 300 miles on a single charge. I looked at the Tesla map for charging stations in the DFW area in Texas and there are not as many as I would like to see. I did see that you can purchase a portable charger. I wanted to know if people have experience using that.

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