EV Chargers are for Motorcycles Too.

20 October 2021

The AMC is concerned that many signs for electric vehicle charging contain a symbol of a car and do not show a motorcycle.

A number of electric motorcycles, notably the Harley Livewire use a CCS charging plug which can be used at most rapid charging stations.

The use of a car symbol could imply that these charging stations are for passenger car use only and may lead to the owner of an electric car urgently wishing to charge their car, unplugging a motorcycle or scooter and moving it so they can use the charging point in the belief that the charging station is for cars only.

The AMC has raised this issue with Austroads and Standards Australia requesting that a sign be introduced that is motorcycle inclusive. A suitable sign is currently in development.