Electrify America Wants an Emoji for Electric Vehicles
When it comes down ordinary, everyday life – especially for those not in the mobility industry – emojis might be more of a household term than electric vehicles (EVs). With about 230 new emoji characters added to major communication platforms in 2019, Electrify America wants to make sure EVs and the company’s ultra-fast charging stations are represented in the modern visual vernacular.
That has led Electrify America to formally submit a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the governing body for emoji creation, to introduce the first-ever "Electric Vehicle With Charger" emoji for smartphone keyboards.
William Kucinski is content editor at SAE International, Aerospace Products Group in Warrendale, Pa. Previously, he worked as a writer at the NASA Safety Center in Cleveland, Ohio and was responsible for writing the agency’s System Failure Case Studies. His interests include literally anything that has to do with space, past and present military aircraft, and propulsion technology.