Charge on the go with public EV charging stations
There are now more than 2,500 electric vehicle (EV) public charging stations in B.C., and they’re becoming much more common right across North America. Whether you’re filling up for your daily commute or a scenic road trip, B.C.’s clean electricity can power your journey.
Charging networks in B.C.
While the majority of B.C.'s public Level 2 charging stations are free to use, many require drivers to join a service network to access the stations. Once you've registered with a network, you'll be sent a member card which you can scan at the charging station you want to use. Some networks' stations can also be accessed using a smartphone app or a credit card. And obviously, if you register with multiple networks, you get access to more charging stations.
Currently, there are six main networks in B.C.:
- BC Hydro
- Greenlots (for fast chargers)
- Tesla (for Tesla vehicles)
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Learn about BC Hydro’s network
BC Hydro currently operates 70 fast chargers located along B.C.'s major highways. Learn more about our network, and how to use our stations.
Using BC Hydro fast chargers
If you're new to using a fast charger, or need help we've got you covered. Visit our help centre for assistance with charging basics, questions about charging, and our mobile app.
Plan your next road trip
With the average range of EVs increasing and charging networks expanding across Canada and the US, it's easy to take a road trip in your EV. We've made planning simple with tips and itineraries to help you make the most out of your next trip.