In the recent surge of eco-conscious choices, Electric Vehicles (EVs) have proven to be more than just a fleeting trend. As the world inches closer to a sustainable transport future, the infrastructure supporting these vehicles has become increasingly vital. Enter public EV charging stations, the lifeline of our rapidly expanding electric fleet. As we evolve with this change, understanding how to use these stations in harmony with others becomes paramount. GoCharge Tech, championing this transformation, has recognised the need and is pioneering a decentralised network of residential and commercial EV chargers and power bank sharing stations.

The Importance of Charging Etiquette

The concept of ‘etiquette’ often evokes images of fine dining table manners or the correct way to address an envelope. But in today’s electrified world, charging etiquette is of paramount importance. Why? At the heart of this new wave of technology, lies a shared ecosystem where resources are finite and must cater to a growing population of EV users. Good charging etiquette ensures that everyone gets a fair shot at using these resources efficiently and has a positive, hassle-free experience.

Basic Principles of EV Charging Etiquette

The golden rule of charging etiquette? Treat each station as if it were your own. Here are some fundamental principles to ensure everyone can charge in peace.

  • Respect Time Limits
    Public charging stations are communal resources. It’s imperative to adhere to any set time limits, ensuring all users have access. If you’re done charging but are still parked in a charging bay, consider moving to allow others to charge. Think of it as the EV version of not overstaying one’s welcome.
  • Prioritise Those in Need
    While it might be tempting to top-off your battery, remember that not all EVs have the same range. If you notice another vehicle running dangerously low on charge, consider offering them the spot. A little gesture can go a long way.
  • Use Apps and Notifications
    Stay informed and efficient by using relevant charging mobile applications. This allows you to check charger availability, reserve a spot, and receive notifications when your charge is complete. It’s a game-changer in preventing overuse and keeping the flow smooth.
  • Cleanliness Counts
    A little tidiness goes a long way. Ensure you leave the charging station as you found it, if not better. Discard any trash and report malfunctions or issues. A clean station is not only more appealing but also safer.

Addressing Potential Conflicts

Even in the most harmonious communities, conflicts can arise. Here’s how to navigate them with grace and understanding.

  • Wait Your Turn
    It’s simple: first come, first served. If there’s a queue at the charging station, patience and respect are essential. Remember, everyone’s time is valuable.
  • Handling ICEing
    A challenge unique to the EV community, “ICEing” occurs when internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles occupy EV charging spaces. If confronted with this, consider leaving a polite note or informing the property management. Responding with understanding can often lead to a more receptive audience.


The electrified horizon ahead is full of promise, but like any shared resource, public EV charging requires mutual respect and understanding. By adhering to the principles of charging etiquette, we not only enhance our own experiences but also contribute to a smoother, more harmonious EV future. GoCharge Tech stands at the forefront of this vision, forging pathways of connectivity and sustainability. Together, with an emphasis on etiquette and shared responsibility, we can drive into a brighter, cleaner tomorrow.

Ready to play an active role in this electric revolution? Whether you’re an EV enthusiast or a potential charger owner, GoCharge Tech welcomes you to join our rapidly expanding community. Embrace the benefits, the connectivity, and the shared vision of a world where charging is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe. Dive in, and let’s charge up the future together!