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Levels of EV Chargers

There are three different levels of electric vehicle chargers. Level 1 is the most basic and is typically provided with your vehicle when you buy it. A Level 2 charger, however, typically requires a more advanced installation but is well worth it. It can yield 40 to 60 KM of range per hour, which is a big difference.

A Level 1 charger usually costs around $300-$600 while parts and labour may add an extra $1,200 more. A Level 2 charger costs about $500-$700 with the parts and labour possibly adding an additional $2,000. Although it may cost more upfront, a Level 2 charger seems to be a better option.

Level 3 chargers, also known as DCFC or DC Fast Chargers. These charging stations are the quickest way to charge a vehicle. Note that not every EV can charge at level 3 chargers. They are installed in specialized public, utility, or government-mandated Areas.

Costs to Consider with EV Chargers

The cost of an EV charger installation can vary based on where you want the charger located, or simply by the age of your home. Older homes may not have the proper capacity at the electric panel to properly support an EV charger. Level 2 chargers can provide 16-80 amps of power to an electric vehicle. The more power you have, the faster your vehicle will charge. Every electric vehicle has a maximum charging capacity, however, which you should take into account when deciding which charger to install.

How Much Charging Power Does My EV Need?

When considering how much charging power you need, it might be best to think long-term. In the future, you may get an electric vehicle that could benefit from more charging power. If you foot the bill now, it may prevent you from having to upgrade your system later on down the road.

Level 2 chargers all operate on a powerful 240-volt circuit. They can provide up to 80 amps of power to your electric vehicle and charge it up faster. Electric vehicles are unique in how they can be charged. Typically, 20 to 50 KM can be recovered based on a one-hour charge.

Level 3 EV Charger

Level 3, sometimes referred to as DC Fast Charging or DCFC (direct current fast charging), ranges from 200 to 800 VDC (direct current volts) and can recuperate up to 60-80% of an electric vehicle’s range in as a little as 30 minutes. This is a fantastic solution for charging on the go.

Legislation & Incentives

EV Charger Legislation
Information regarding federal and British Columbian legislation for electric vehicle infrastructure requirements.

EV Charger Tax Incentives
Learn what allowances and benefits are available under the Canadian Tax Code. 

BC’s EV Charger Rebate Program
British Columbia offers several rebate options for homes, workplaces, and multi-unit residential buildings transitioning to cleaner transportation choices.

EV Charger Rebate for Single Family Homes
Owners or residents of single-family homes, row homes, or duplexes that purchase and install an eligible Level 2 EV charger may receive a rebate of up to 50% of costs.

EV Charger Rebate Program for Multi-Unit Residential Complexes
If your complex is in the process of planning upgrades to support EV charging at its residential parking stalls, there are several provincial rebates available to help.

EV Charger Rebate Program for Workplaces
Workplace owners who purchase and install eligible EV chargers could receive a rebate of up to 50% of those costs, subject to funding availability.

Local Charger Rebate Top-ups
Some B.C. municipalities are offering rebate top-ups in addition to B.C.’s provincial charger rebate program.

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