EV users want a charger emoji since ‘gas pump + lightning bolt’ doesn’t cut it
Most Tesla, Chevy Bolt, and Nissan Leaf drivers probably don’t care that Friday is World Emoji Day. But charging network Electrify America (EA) still wants to give them an EV charger emoji.
It’ll be submitted to the Unicode Consortium, the group that determines which emoji are officially available on keyboards to use while texting, messaging, tweeting, and generally using the internet. Last year EA submitted an emoji design for a car plugged into a charging station, but it was rejected.
This year EA is back with a new design to counter the internal-combustion engine vehicle’s gas pump emoji that’s long existed within the thousands of pictograms. The consortium said in last year’s rejection that the combination of the gas pump and lightning bolt emoji can effectively convey what electric charging is all about. Read more…