Types of EV Charging Stations for Home Owners
Level 1

Charge your vehicle using your home’s standard 120-volt outlet. Level 1 EV chargers require no electrical updates, making the overall cost very low. Vehicles will typically charge at roughly 7 kms of range per hour under level 1 charging. This is may suitable for plug-in hybrid vehicles but is not ideal for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV’s).

Level 2

A faster charging option, Level 2 EV charging stations provide about 50 kms of range per hour of charging. Depending on your existing electrical service, integration can be relatively straight forward. It uses a dedicated 240-volt household electrical connection and can be installed outside your home or in your garage.

Home Charging Incentives

The Province of BC is working to make clean transportation more affordable and accessible for all. Starting in Sept 2019, BC Hydro began offering rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargers for homes! Visit our rebate page to learn more and see if you qualify.

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