Top tips for proper EV charging etiquette

by Juha Stenberg

Charging for a peace of mind

As electric vehicle driving becomes more and more prevalent each day, certain rules and codes of conduct have already been established among drivers regarding – in particular – EV charging etiquette.

Let’s discuss the dos and don’ts of how to go about a charging process while avoiding what EV drivers describe as “charge rage”, and also, what that phrase precisely means.

Don’t rage. Say it with a note

Ever had your car parked at an EV charging spot, only to find out you’ve been unceremoniously unplugged? Or witnessed the only available EV charging spot reserved by a seemingly ignorant ICE driver? You might experience a sensation called Charge Rage – an unpleasant mixture of frustration and injustice caused by your electric vehicle’s charge experience, or by the lack of it, to be exact.

However, as we live in a civilized world, it is wise and recommended to respond with tact. Underneath are a few key points to consider for achieving proper EV charging etiquette.

 

Do

+ Explain with a note if you’ve unplugged a fully charged EV

+ Inform a non-EV driver by a note if they’ve reserved an EV charge spot

+ Use the charging spot only to charge, and leave when done

+ Stay calm at all times…

Do not

- Rage
-
 Park your car in an EV charging spot without charging
- Hog the spot even when you’re fully charged
- Unplug someone who is still charging

 

Most EV enthusiasts are familiar with these by now, but many new drivers keep entering the world of electric vehicles as we speak. So, the more we abide to the same rules, the easier it will make driving for everyone.

A remedy for the rage

The problem with the phenomena of Charge Rage stems from a very natural reason: People want to charge their EVs. Everyone should have the opportunity for a quick charge and carry on their journey without frustration, hassle or delay.

At Ensto, we know that by far the best way to alleviate the issue is by providing enough EV charging spots. Even as smart apps can inform you the nearest available charging space, the constantly increasing number of EV drivers results in a growing need for charging stations.

That’s what we are here for: to provide reliable charging and improved EV infrastructures with durable and intelligent charging services. Ento’s EV solutions are tailor-made for a variety of scenarios in private, public, or semi-public businesses.

Interested? Check this template for EV charging supplier request for proposal (RFP / RFQ) template. It will help you handle your suppliers better, increase your EV knowledge, and keep you from losing resources on bad decisions.

Download a EV charging supplier RFP/RFQ template

 

 

Topics: EV charging business, ev charging, charge rage, EV services, ev charging etiquette

Written by Juha Stenberg

Juha Stenberg

Juha Stenberg is the Managing Director of Chago. Possessing a vast experience in senior positions in the intersecting fields of energy and technology, Juha is a leading figure in the Nordic cleantech industry. He has been a member of various energy and technology industry associations, having also served as a governmental policy advisor. Juha travels extensively for work and pleasure and likes to relax by researching his next destination.