Level 1 chargers: Uses a connection to a standard 120-volt outlet, Charges 8 km per hour, Takes 12 to 20 hours to fully charge a battery EV (6 to 12 hours for a plug-in hybrid), Used mostly in homes. Level 2 chargers: Will use a connection to a 240-volt outlet, like those used by ovens and clothes dryers, or hardwired connection directly to the charger, Charges 30 km per hour, Takes 6 to 14 hours to fully charge a battery EV (4 to 8 hours for a plug-in hybrid), Used in homes, businesses, and common areas.
Uses a direct current connection to an electrical system, Charges 100 km per 30 minutes or 80% charge at 50 kW (varies by vehicle type), Takes 1 to 4 hours to fully charge a battery EV (15 minutes to 3 hours for a plug-in hybrid)
Okanagan EV will include the application for all applicable rebates at the time of the installation. We will ensure the charger install is within the requirements of the rebates outlined by BC Hydro and Fortis BC. If it is not, we will clearly state this before continuing with the installation. The charger rebate includes the price of the charger, the electrical installation permit, and the electrical construction costs up to a maximum of $350.
If your service panel is at or near rated capacity, there are options to install an EVEMS (Electric Vehicle Energy Management System). This will allow your electric charger to be connected to your existing panel without the possibility of overloading the system. Okanagan EV is fully licensed to install this equipment.
There are a few things to consider when choosing your home charger: Check the auto manufacturer recommendation; this will take into account the size of the onboard charger. Your charging needs and daily use. Your home electrical service and load capacity. Future considerations (i.e., more cars in the household or a new EV with a larger capacity.)