EV Charging Part 3: Charging Networks

We’ve come to the last part of this 3 part series on Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers. So far, we listed out the types of EV chargers and the differences between a Level 1, a Level 2, and a Level 3 charger. We also listed out the steps to take in order to install one at home, at a townhouse, or in an apartment complex. However, how does one charge when on the road? It is also good to know how to go about charging your EV in public areas and where the most accessible charging stations are.

Luckily, there are numerous public charging stations readily available across British Columbia. Level 2 and Level 3 chargers are becoming more and more common as the shift to EVs become more popular each day.

EV Charging


There are a few companies that provide charging stations readily available for public use. The 5 main networks in BC are:[1]

  1. BC Hydro
  2. ChargePoint
  3. Flo
  4. Shell Recharge
  5. Petro-Canada


How to Find Charging Stations

When you are out and about or planning your next road trip, you wouldn’t want to be caught with a low charge on your EV. It is important to note the most accessible charging stations close to you wherever you are. There are a few different websites and applications that can be easily used to locate the nearest EV charging station:

  1. ChargeHub
  2. PlugShare
  3. ChargePoint
  4. Google Maps

To learn more about EVs and charging please contact your local OpenRoad Auto Group dealership. To read about the different charger types, read part 1 of this series. To learn how to install one in your own home, read part 2 of this series.

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[1] data from: https://electricvehicles.bchydro.com/charge/public-charging

Posted by Lia Ortiz

Lia Ortiz has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. Starting out as a public relations and events coordinator for Honda Philippines, she then moved to Vancouver and has worked as a Digital Marketing Strategist for OpenRoad Auto Group. She specializes in SEO, SEM, and Social Media Advertising (with a little bit of writing on the side).