UK’s first “motorcycle-only” charger unveiled

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Published on 4 December 2019 by Mike Waters

The UK’s first “motorcycle-only” electric vehicle charger has been unveiled at The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club’s London HQ.

Free to use during opening hours for all visiting motorcycle users, the 7kW EO Mini charger was installed by EO Charging and the manufacturer claims it is “the smallest fast charger on the market”.

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club is part of the new wave and custom retro motorcycle scene, attracting more than 2,500 visitors each week. Commenting, Founder Dutch van Someren said: “At the Bike Shed, we welcome everyone through our doors, whether bikers or non-bikers, petrol heads or electric riders. As the first venue in the UK to offer a charging station just for electric motorcycles, we hope to re-emphasise our inclusive approach. We look forward to seeing more electric motorcyclists at our venue and we encourage anyone with an interest in the biking scene to come and visit us at our Shoreditch home."

Also commenting, Head of Marketing at EO Charging Miles Freeman said:Electric cars have hogged the media limelight for the last few years, but now it’s time for electric motorcycles to take centre stage. There’s now a broad selection of models available that offer vastly improved range and earth-shattering torque. We believe that, for electric motorcycles to succeed, it’s important that chargers are not only installed in key urban areas but also on the UK’s best riding roads. Electric adventures will soon be best served on two wheels!”

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Picture credit: A Zero SR/F electric motorcycle plugged into the EO Mini charger, by Richard Gunn