Charging an electric vehicle
Greater range & more charging stations reducing anxiety
In the early days of electric vehicles, it wasn't unusual for a driver to be forced to leave the electric car at home and take the gas guzzler instead. It was a practical decision borne out of a combination of a limited range between charges, and no options except the 11-16-hour charge of a standard electrical outlet.
There are now close to 1,000 Level 2 chargers across B.C. – stations that will fully charge most vehicles in less than five hours. And there are 30 BC Hydro-installed DC fast chargers that will do that same job in less than 30 minutes, plus another eight Tesla superchargers available free of charge to Tesla owners.
Charging infrastructure guidelines a great resource
The Canadian EV Infrastructure Deployment Guidelines report [PDF, 2.5 MB] is a resource to aid in the proper deployment of EV charge infrastructure and to further advance the electrification of transportation.
The report is designed for a broad audience including civic and campus planners, facility engineers, architects, developers, operations personnel, large building owners, individual or fleet electric vehicle consumers and charge infrastructure users.