Electrify America has submitted a formal proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the governing body for emoji creation, to introduce the first-ever “Electric Vehicle With Charger” emoji for smartphone keyboards.
The submission announcement, and a corresponding petition on Change.org, comes two days ahead of World Emoji Day on July 17.
“As EVs become more popular and charging station networks continue to expand, we felt it was time for an emoji that reflects the changing industry and future of transportation,” says Rich Steinberg, director marketing, communications and Green City initiatives at Electrify America. “We hope an emoji, a symbol used in everyday digital communication, will help more people get used to the idea of driving an EV and become excited about the possibility of owning one someday.”
To support the creation of the “Electric Vehicle With Charger” emoji, consumers can use #EVmoji on social media.
Terrific. Might as well line the cars up as they get recharged. How long did you say it takes to recharge? Where is all that electricity going to come from seeing that the present grid has a hard time preventing “brown outs” in the summer from air conditioning? How is it that you will protect the environment by building and disposing of electric batteries not to mention the environmental damage of mining rare metals to make the batteries work? Cars, buses, and trucks that run on Renewable Natural Gas have a near zero emission engine and use a “carbon negative”… Read more »
I guess the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Sierra Club are totally in the back pocket of the petroleum and coal industries for promoting plug-in electric vehicles as the only path to reducing GHG impact of transportation. Did not know that, thanks for the education.
LOL what an ignorant hater