UK’s first motorbike-only electric charger opens in London

First bike-only charging station opens

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London is home to a UK-first. It’s opened the country’s first motorcycle-only electric charger. The charging point is the result of a partnership with EO Charging.

It’s a 7kW charger that electric motorcycle riders can use to juice up for free. The BSMC is located in Shoreditch, London. You’ll be able to find it on Zap Map too.

First bike-only charging station opens

“At the Bike Shed, we welcome everyone through our doors, whether bikers or non-bikers, petrol heads or electric riders,” said Dutch van Someren, founder of The Bike Shed London.

“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.”  

As electric cars proliferate, so too will electric bikes. Companies like Zero and Arc are blazing the trail. Even Seat has announced its e-Scooter, as part of its urban mobility push. Legacy motorcycle marques like Vespa and even Harley-Davidson are getting in on the action.

First bike-only charging station opens

“Electric cars have hogged the media limelight for the last few years but now it’s time for electric motorcycles to take centre stage,” Miles Freeman, head of marketing at EO Charging. 

“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!”