Source: press release | The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club today unveiled the UK’s first ‘motorcycle-only’ electric vehicle charger. Installed at its Shoreditch HQ by EO Charging, one of the UK’s leading EV charger manufacturers, the 7kW unit will ensure that riders can park & charge their electric motorcycle when visiting the Bike Shed.

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The EO Mini charger is free to use for any rider visiting the Bike Shed during opening hours and can be found on Zap Map, allowing electric motorcycle riders to plan a stop at the restaurant and motorcycle club as part of their recharge schedule.

Dutch van Someren, Founder of The Bike Shed London, 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.”

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Zero SR/F (Picture EMN)

One of the brands leading the charge on two wheels is Zero Motorcycles, who earlier this year launched the 2020 SR/F – one of several new models with the ability to charge using a ‘Type 2’ charging cable (the most common public charging connection). The introduction of Zero’s fast charging option means that the SR/F, or models with a ‘Charge Tank’ option, can recharge to 95% in as little as one hour.

Miles Freeman, Head of Marketing at EO Charging, 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!”

Dutch van Someren, Founder of The Bike Shed London, said:

“In 2019, the annual Bike Shed London show at Tobacco Docks featured a dedicated Electric Room, with models from Zero, Cake, Saroléa, Veitis, Arc and Super Soco on display. We anticipate and encourage even more custom electric motorcycle submissions for the 2020 show, as interest in the electric motorcycle scene continues to rise.”

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The Bike Shed London currently has on display a replica of the custom-built Zero SR/F that tackled the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb earlier this year. Ridden by professional motorcycle racer Cory West, the custom SR/F reached a respectable 5th place in the Heavyweight division, proving that all electric bikes are a real contender, on and off the mountain.

About the Bike Shed London

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club is the home of the new wave and custom retro motorcycle scene. A multi-faceted enterprise, the business delivers editorial content, produces major events, and operates a destination venue in the heart of Shoreditch, attracting over 2500 visitors each week with its restaurant, bar, lounge, retail store and barber shop. Everyone is welcome at the Bike Shed, whether a biker or not, and the continued growth of the Bike Shed community reflects the consistent quality of experience that the brand stands for.

Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.