EV Charging Solutions

Level 1 Charging

120 Volt Cordset

  • 120 VAC standard outlet • Delivers power from the wall to the vehicle’s on-board charger
  • Time from fully depleted to fully charged: 7-29+ hours (slowest charge time) average 7-29+ hours
  • Typically provided with your Electric Vehicle

Level 2 Charging

240 Volt Portable Cordset or Wall-mounted Charging Station

  • 208-240 VAC installation
  • Delivers AC power from the wall to the on-board charger
  • Time from fully depleted to fully charged: 2-10+ hours (depending on vehicle)
  • Ideal for multi-unit residential, business, retail locations, hotels, public parking lots, etc.

0Level 2 is the most common level of charging. Most EV drivers install a Level 2 charging station at home and many businesses install them for their employees and/or customers. All EVs sold in North America, (except Tesla), use the same charging standard – this means that any car can use any Level 2 station across Canada and the United States.

Level 2 chargers allow you to charge your electric car in just a few hours while you sleep, work, enjoy a meal, or spend time with your family. A level 2 charger safely delivers AC power to your electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid so you’re always “fuelled up” and ready to go.

  • Charge nearly 3 to 5 times faster than a Level 1 and gives you more miles in less time
  • Reliable, safe, convenient, cost-effective and energy-efficient charging
  • Ability to charge your EV during off-peak times can save you money

Level 3 Charging

High-powered DC Fast-charge Station

  • 400-600 VAC installation
  • Delivers DC energy, bypassing the on-board charger
  • Time from fully depleted to fully charged: Approximately 30 minutes
  • Requires extensive investment in infrastructure and hardware to install
  • Typically located in high-traffic transportation corridors, fleet facilities, etc.

Level 3 charging, also known as DC fast-charging, offers 10 to 20 times the charging speed of the more widely used Level 2 mid-speed chargers. In other words, 15 minutes at a Level 3 station could provide the same charge as 5 hours at a Level 2 station.

Traditionally, Level 3 charging has required significant investment.Through the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Initiative (EVAFIDI), the Government of Canada is investing $80 million to support the establishment of a coast-to-coast fast charging network for electric vehicles. The initiative is run by Natural Resources Canada, and covers up to 50% of the cost to purchase and install fast-charging stations.

 

EVAFIDI provides $50,000 per fast-charging station, and a maximum of $5 million in funding to a single applicant.

Ask us about your eligibility and the application process.

Benefits of Workplace Charging

Offering Workplace EV Charging Has Many Benefits:

  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Increase employee satisfaction
  • Improve productivity
  • Achieve sustainability goals
  • Establish your brand as a green leader

Benefits of Apartment/Condo Charging Infraestructure

Benefits for Apartment Owners and Managers

  • Attract and retain high value, green-minded residents
  • Increase average rent and property value
  • Meet emerging provincial and city regulations
  • Improve your green standing and meet sustainability goals, e.g. LEED certification

Benefits for Condo Boards

  • Support condo owners’ requests for EV charging
  • Enable condo owners to add a desirable property upgrade
  • Make your property attractive to future home buyers
  • Comply with emerging HOA (Home Owners Association) laws and building standards

Benefits for Business/Retail Charging Infrastructure

Offering EV Charging Has Many Benefits:

  • Attract new and repeat customers
  • Increase shopping time and spending
  • Boost customer satisfaction
  • Achieve sustainability goals

Establish your brand as a green leader
EV drivers choose their destinations based on the availability of EV charging from their preferred network–and they tend to make it a habit to stop at those destinations so they can charge the car while they take care of business.

EV charging helps you attract new business, and build a steady revenue stream from repeat customers with typically higher spending capacity.