Are you getting ready to install a power point or charging unit in your garage or carport, in preparation for getting an EV?

Or are you planning to offer public charging, and want to know how to arrange your site?

Here is where the charge ports are located on vehicles currently (or soon to be) available in Australia.

(Full size version available in PDF format below)

Unfortunately there isn't a standard location - not even a few standard locations - the port can be almost anywhere on the vehicle!

If you want to prepare your home for a future EV, it can be difficult if you haven't decided what model you will get.  It can be even more difficult if you are thinking ahead and planning for a second EV in years to come - not to mention, considering that the house will likely be home to all manner of different EVs over the coming years.

With public sites, you will not want to exclude any models - this often means locating the charger at the end of the stall, as most owners will know if their specific car necessitates forwarding or reversing in.

Some sites place the chargers at the side of the space, in a format matching the familiar fuel bowser - this can also work, so long as the space can be accessed from either direction, and is of sufficient length that the driver can adjust forward or backward to suit.

Some DC fast chargers do often not have long cables, as they carry high voltage and in some cases are water cooled.

Public AC chargers are less of an issue, since the most common format is for the driver to supply the cable.

The Audi e-Tron and Porsche Taycan have the unusual arrangement of having a CCS2 (DC, with Type 2 AC) socket on one side of the car, and a Type 2 (AC) only on the other side.  This makes the home garage or carport installation a bit easier.  Strangely, the side used for DC charging differs between the two models.

A couple of models - the Mitsubishi i-MieV and the Lexus UX300e - have their AC and DC ports on opposide sides of the vehicle.

The full guide is available here as a PDF: Charge port locations - (current as of March 2022)