Prices range depending on the EV charger
Notice of EV charging rate change – January 1, 2024
On December 18, 2023, the B.C. Utilities Commission determined that we should adjust our rates on an interim basis to support anticipated updates to our EV public charging network. As a result, we've adjusted our EV charging rates to include a new rate for Level 2 charging.
Effective January 1, 2024, the costs to charge at BC Hydro chargers are:
|EV charger power level
|Price (before tax)
|Level 2 (up to 19 kW)
|3 cents per minute
|Fast charging – up to 25 kW
|12.11 cents per minute
|Fast charging – 26 kW to 50 kW
|21.21 cents per minute
|Fast charging – 51 kW to 100 kW
|27.25 cents per minute
|Fast charging – 101 kW to 200 kW
|40 cents per minute
Charging rates are based on the maximum kW output of the charger, not on actual kW output received or requested by the vehicle.
Each session at our chargers is billed per second. Following your charging session, you'll receive an emailed receipt with a breakdown of your charge, including how long you charged for (in minutes and seconds) and the session cost before and after 5% GST is applied.
For up-to-date rates for our roaming partner networks, please refer to the pricing information for individual chargers on the BC Hydro EV app. Please note that rates vary depending on the charging network you're using.
Parking fees may apply
Note that rates at chargers don't include parking fees. Be sure to check signage or PlugShare to see if a specific charger requires payment for parking. Currently the following sites have a parking fee that's collected by the site host:
- Vancouver – Homer Street (collected by the City of Vancouver)
- Vancouver – Kerrisdale (collected by the City of Vancouver)
- Nanaimo Public Parking – Museum Way
- Whistler Conference Centre
For other charging networks in B.C., check PlugShare to find locations, charging costs and parking fees before you go.