We don’t know who spent the time researching and creating this graphic – and therefore can’t credit them here – but whoever it was has our respect. In fact, if the EV world had a hand signal like Dr Spock’s Vulcan ‘live long and prosper’ gesture, we’d be doing it right now.
This simple, colourful little bit of EV intel gives you the charging location on each of the HEVs, BEVs and PHEVs currently available on the Australian market, including the recently released Hyundai Kona and Ioniq, plus the Jaguar I-Pace.
So what, we hear you cry? Well, from our perspective, this is great information to have on hand when speaking to people about charging options for their home or workplace. Not only does it help EV owners get a birdseye visual on where their cable or wall unit plug needs to go from and to, it also gives you an idea of whether it’ll be easier to front in or back into your chosen parking space.
The way we park depends on a number of considerations like; catching the morning sun on your windscreen through winter to dry out condensation; leaving the driveway in a hurry for those EV owners who are always running late or who may be members of the emergency services; parking at locations on busy roads where going out forwards is the safest option to avoid getting cleaned up a fast moving vehicle.
There have also been recent discussions on the socials covering the topic of potential of injury to pets who like to get cosy under or near cars (sometimes for heat, other times as a throw-back to cave-pet times when overhead protection was needed). The silence of an EV, and therefore the lack of warning to cats and dogs in the form of a loud engine noise, is of concern to some EV owners, so having any extra help in choosing your charging points wisely is great.
Of course, as the exploding EV market continues to…well…explode, here in Australia, this graphic will need some regular updates. So, to whoever created it: