Charging on the road
The number of public charging stations is growing fast
The rapid increase in the number of public charging stations in B.C., 1,000 and growing, provides a variety of options. There are many Level 2 charging options around B.C., more than 55 stations in the growing network of BC Hydro fast charging stations, and a smaller network of Tesla Superchargers stations.
|DC fast charging
|DC Fast Charge: 400 V and more
|Fast charging uses a direct current, high-power charge. Find a charging station near you.
||30 to 40 minutes for an 80% charge in most vehicles.|
It’s easy to charge your EV at a BC Hydro fast charging station
- Park your vehicle and turn it off. Open the port of your vehicle.
- Remove the appropriate connector from the station (CCS or CHAdeMO, depending on your car) and plug it into your vehicle.
- Start the charge by using one of these three methods and following on-screen prompts:
- The BC Hydro EV, Greenlots or FLO mobile app, depending on the machine’s network
- A network-specific RFID card
- The start button located on the machine or the touch screen
- Wait for your vehicle to reach the minimum charge that you need to get to your next destination. The connector will be locked until you end the charge.
- When the charge is complete, it may stop automatically. If it doesn’t, you can stop the charge by:
- Ending the charge through the network-specific mobile application (Greenlots, BC Hydro EV, or FLO).
- Scanning your network-specific RFID card and following on-screen prompts.
- Using the button on the charger or touch screen to end the charge.
- Once you have ended the charge, the plug will unlock. Remove the plug from your car and replace it on the charge station.
- Do a quick check to make sure that the cord and plugs are neatly put away to avoid tripping hazards and damaged equipment.