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There are lots of things that are awesome about being an EV driver. You can silently scoot around in a sleekly designed vehicle that emits no pollution, park in charging-equipped stalls at the mall, and refuel your car for the same price as a grande vanilla latte from your favorite coffee chain. However, if there was one slight drawback with driving an EV, it might be having to fold up and return the cord to its docking station after charging your car.  

Now admittedly, this is just a minor annoyance.
Yes the cord can be heavy, awkward, and a bit of a chore to put back in place. However, it probably ranks fairly low on your list of tiny frustrations in life – one of those things you just accept about driving around in an EV.
However, here at SemaConnect we’re dedicated to making the EV driving experience as seamless and hassle-free as possible. As a result, we’ve been hard at work devising a new cable management system to make charging an EV less of a chore. Our new charging stations will allow drivers to extend the cord to exactly the right length to charge their car. When finished, the driver simply has to return the head to the station, and the cord will automatically retract and loop itself.
It’s easy, clean, and completely frustration free.
We’re excited about this new system because it will actually benefit a lot of different types of people.
First of all, it will benefit EV drivers. No longer will you have to think about how to properly roll up the cord to stow it away. You also won’t have to get your hands dirty by physically trying to loop the cord onto the charging station. Our cable management system will take care of all of this for you.
It also means that you won’t arrive at a charging station to a pile of tangled up charging cords. Granted most EV drivers are pretty good about putting the cord away. However, there is a small percentage of users that are in a hurry or absent-minded, and they simply don’t put the cord away properly.
Retailers or property managers will also be happy that the cords will look cleaner and more organized. Many charging stations are located in prime locations near entrances of stores, and ensuring the cords remain unobtrusive makes the whole property look more organized.
Finally, the new cable management system will benefit non-EV drivers who happen to be walking by a charging station. No one wants to step over a cord that is hanging over onto the sidewalk. Not only does it look disorganized, you might accidentally step on it!

Ultimately, having a cable management system for charging stations is the next step forward in EV convenience. EVs have been on the market for several years now and an increasing number of them are hitting the streets every day. While exciting innovations are being made on the technological side as we speak, it is also time to look at how to make the charging experience as convenient and easy as possible. 


 Joseph Tohill is a freelance writer and online communications specialist for organizations in the sustainability sector. He has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia and spent most of his academic career studying sustainable urban development; namely the interdisciplinary relationship between built form and natural environment.