How to Charge Your Electric Vehicle in Lake CountryJun 27th, 2022
For electric vehicle drivers across Lake Country, there is a robust network of public and private vehicle charging stations throughout the region and across the province, making British Columbia one of the most EV-friendly provinces in the country. From Penticton through Kelowna, Vernon, and to the North Okanagan, there are plenty of options for charging your EV that can utilize plug-in charging capabilities. Read on to learn everything you need to know about charging your electric vehicle, and stay in touch with us at Bannister Honda for the latest information about Honda’s upcoming electric vehicles.
Where Can I Charge My Vehicle in Lake Country?
There’s no shortage of options for charging your electric vehicle in Vernon, as well as across Lake Country in cities such as Penticton, Kelowna, and across the TransCanada highway so you can venture across the province on all-electric power. The current network of Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations is more than capable of providing the energy you need for daily commuting and longer trips across the province. There are plenty of free online resources that you can utilize to find a nearby station, which we have included below.
EV Charging Methods
Wall Outlet (Level 1)
Level 1 charging is the basic form of vehicle charging through a conventional wall outlet. While it’s the slowest form of charging, you’ll always have a way to provide power to your vehicle. If you are driving a plug-in hybrid, it is possible that Level 1 charging is all you really need, as Level 1 charging will fully recharge most plug-in hybrids on the market overnight. Future Honda vehicles such as the Prologue will utilize this charging capability.
EV Station (Level 2)
The more common form of vehicle charging, the EV stations are considered Level 2 chargers, and include everything from public charging stations to dedicated at-home chargers. Charging systems are standardized across North America, so all EV vehicles can use any EV charger. Take advantage of the robust public charging network across Vernon, Kelowna, and the rest of the Okanagan area to power your BC road trips.
When’s the Best Time to Charge My Car?
If you utilize an at-home charging station, you can charge your vehicle overnight so you can take advantage of the cheaper electricity rates compared to daytime charging. Charging at night time allows you to enjoy a fully charged EV every day when you wake up, so you can enjoy the full range of your electric vehicle. The upcoming Honda Prologue will be able to provide over 600km of maximum range, so that’s one key advantage of having a full charge every day.
As Honda expands the electric vehicle lineup, more and more Honda’s will utilize the growing network of public EV chargers across the Lake Country region. Stay up-to-date about the future electric vehicle models from Honda by connecting with Bannister Honda, your destination for new vehicles in Vernon, and Lake Country British Columbia.