Hello and Welcome to the EV Charging Guidelines
(http://EV-Guidelines.org)

Within the past 5 years and after speaking to thousands of Plug-IN Vehicle owners
I have established the following "Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines"
for use with Public Charging Stations.
(EVguidelines)

The ultimate goal is to get these “Guidelines” into the hands of Novice EV owners via the
car dealerships, car manufacturers, charging station manufacturers/installers.

Please Note:
We don’t know the level of Public EV charging knowledge of the person receiving these
Guidelines and so we need to explain every aspect. This should be a document that the
new EV owner reads before attempting to use public charging stations for the first time.
We want to prepare them for any situation. So the guidelines need to be thorough.

Thank you, Sal Cameli
email me: Sal@ElectricSal.com

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Public Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines

Teaching Proper EVetiquette when it comes to charging in public.
(Otherwise known as the EVguidelines by Sal Cameli)

1. Comply with posted #EVsigns in addition to the following #EVguidelines where applicable.

2. Designated charging spots are for charging vehicles only. Do not park in one without charging.

3. Avoid parking in DC-Fast charging spots whenever possible. DC Fast or otherwise
known as (Level 3, QuickCharge(QC), DCFC & Rapid) are for a maximum of 30 to 90
minutes of #EVcharging. Some stations only charge for 30 minutes, There are newer
stations that charge for 45 to 60 minutes now because of EV’s with larger batteries.
The common #EVetiquette courtesy is to return to your Vehicle within the first 30 minutes.
(Don’t Plug In and go see a movie or do something that will take more than 30 minutes)
You really should return before that first session is set to complete (there may
be other EV owners there waiting for you to finish). If you need another session and
nobody is waiting to use the Station then you can start one but you need to stay with your Vehicle.
Do Not Park at a DC-Fast station all day or for hours. This is NOT acceptable.
These stations are strictly for Quick Charging and not to Park.
As soon as you are done charging you need to move ASAP.

4. Check in on the PlugShare App.

5. Center your EV in the designated charging space. Leave room for others to access adjacent chargers.

6. Be available and ready to move your vehicle once your charge is complete
or the Charging Time that’s written on the #EVsigns has exceeded. (Whichever comes first)

7. All plug-in vehicles have a right to charge, and all are expected to follow the #EVguidelines for charging.

8. If you must unplug another EV make sure it is done charging. Leave a polite courtesy note.

9. Leave charging spots in better condition than when you found it (wrap cords, don’t litter, etc.)

10. Leave your contact info on the dash as a matter of EV Etiquette. You can
use a renewable #EVfrisbee for this task: click here

11. An EV with an open charge port is the universal signal for “please-plug-me-in when you’re done.”
When you’re finished with an adjacent charger, take a moment to provide them this courtesy.

12. As an EV owner, I solemnly promise never to block a Gas/Diesel/Petrol pump.

13. As an EV owner, I solemnly promise to handle blocking events politely. I will conduct myself with civility
and, should I choose to leave a note, I will leave only a polite note.

14. You must be a positive member of the EV community. Teach Novice EV owners these #EVguidelines (http://EV-Guidelines.org)

15. You must teach the world about EVs.

16. You must not steal electricity. No “war charging.”

17. You should not reduce your charging rate in order to park longer.
You must charge at full rate. Other EV owners may need to charge.

18. Your vehicle must not occupy a spot which does not have the correct
port to charge it. (Example: If your Vehicle does not have a DC port or a different DC than what’s
available at this current location do not only park your EV here) See #2 above.

19. An owner whose vehicle is blocking a charging spot can and should expect notification.
Leave this #WindShieldNote behind under their wiper blades. No one taught this particular
EV Owner the #EVguidelines. We must teach these people so that we can make future Charging better for all.

20. Please remember: If a parking spot has a charging station or an electrical outlet to plug in your own charger
then it is no longer a generic parking spot. It is a charging spot.
You MUST be plugged in and charging to use such a spot.

21. If you don’t need a charge then you must park with the gas/diesel/petrol cars.
Don’t make it harder for EV adoption to happen simply to give yourself a few seconds of extra convenience.
See #2 Above.

22. if the Charging Station is broken please report it to the owner of the station and through the PlugShare App or Website.

23. If there is an #EVcone Please put it back to the center of the Charging Spot so that
Non-Plug-IN Vehicles won’t park there. #EVcone #EVcones

24. It is Good #EVetiquette to Share these #EVguidelines with EV owners who clearly do not know them.

25. If you need to park in a Bus, Train or Plane Terminal then you must follow the direction of the #EVsigns
Most Terminals with EV Charging will have a section with Level 1 and/or Level 2 for long term Charging Spots.
If you don’t need a charge then park with the Gas Burning Cars. Do not only “park” in a Charging Spot.
You may block someone who is in desperate need of a charge. The Terminal may have DC Stations as well but
those are strictly to charge up and then move. They should not be “Parked in” for longer than 90 minutes.
You should use a DC Station and move as soon as you are full. See #3 for more detail.

Thank you, Sal Cameli
email me: Sal@ElectricSal.com

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Distribution & Licensing: The #EVguidelines are licensed under a "(CC) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License" Which means you can Copy-clip, Print, Dissemble any part of the works on this site for your own use. But, you need to mention that the original work came from this website. For the official rules of the "copyright" click the URL at the bottom of this page.

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Based on a work at http://EV-Etiquette.com.



Thanks for visting, We need to teach Novice EV Owners the EV Guidelines.

So when you find an Electric Vehicle that is only parked in a charging spot
leave under their windshield wipers one of the following #WindShieldNotes:

Click below to download all of our content in 3 PDF files. The two top files are
Friendly WindShieldNotes that you can print-out and trim and then leave
under the WindShield Wipers of Plug-IN cars that are clearly owned by
Novice EV Owners. The bottom PDF is all our work on this website in one file.

Thank you!








Distribution & Licensing: The #EVguidelines are licensed under a "(CC) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License" Which means you can Copy-clip, Print, Dissemble any part of the works on this site for your own use. But, you need to mention that the original work came from this website. For the official rules of the "copyright" click the URL at the bottom of this page.

Creative Commons License
The "EV Guidelines" by Sal Cameli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://EV-Etiquette.com.