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

Over the past 6 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)

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.

Please share this website with all your friends who drive Electric Vehicles.
On the 4th tab above there are PDFs which you can download, print and handout.


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

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Electric Vehicle Public Charging Guidelines

Proper EV Etiquette for 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 if not charging.

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

4. Leave your contact info on your dashboard as a manner of EV Etiquette.
You can use a renewable #EVfrisbee for this task: click here for more info

5. Check in on the PlugShare App or similar.

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

7. Do not park in DC-Fast charging spots longer than it takes to charge-up your EV.
DC Fast - otherwise known as Level 3, QuickCharge(QC), DCFC & Rapid) - are for a maximum of 30 to 90
minutes of charging. Some stations only charge for 30 minutes, There are newer
stations that charge for 45 to 60 minutes because of EV’s with larger batteries.
The common EV Etiquette 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, then you can start a second session but you need to stay with your Vehicle.
You cannot park there all day or for hours. These stations are strictly
for Quick Charging. As soon as you are done charging you need to move.

8. 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.

9. 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)

10. Leave charging spots in better condition than how you found them (Holster the Handle, wrap cords, don’t litter, clean up trash, etc.)

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

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

13. 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

14. 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.

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

16. You must teach the world about EVs.

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

18. 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.

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

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


I pay for this website with sales from the following items
Please check them out, Buy & Share!, Thank You!



I sell Electric Vehicle T-Shirts that I designed,
click below on any shirt to go to my Teespring Storefront!


I sell a bunch of really cool EV Products that I designed
and I have shipped them all over the world. Check them out
by clicking the ETSY link below:



I designed these Traffic Cones which are called EVcones,
they are used to prevent Gasoline Vehicles from parking in Charging Spots
which prevents Electric Vehicles from charging



The EV-RULES Website talks about Electric & Gasoline Vehicles who block Charging Spots
Which prevents EVs from Charging. I sell 50 sheet NotePads that have pre-written text that
you can leave under the wiperblades of Vehicles that block Charging Spots in the hopes that
you will teach them that what they are doing is wrong.



The EV Guidelines Website teaches Novice EV owners about Charging in Public.
The EVguidelines explain the proper way to use Charging Stations.
Check them out today and Please Share!



I created the UBUYGAS Website to introduce Electric Vehicles to people who drive behind me
in my 2013 Nissan LEAF. My License plate says UBUYGAS and I have stickers of www. & .com on
either side of the license plate. I get 10 to 30 new people looking at the site every single day




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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 the following thumbnails and choose which you like the best.
Print them, trim them and leave them under the WindShield Wipers
of Plug-IN cars that are clearly owned by Novice EV Owners.
(Temporary plates / New Vehicle / Only parking in a Charging Spot)


The last file is a Word Document which has a white background and
is home printer friendly (This one is perfect for handing out at Green
events and EV Car meets)

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.