Not all EVs are charged by being plugged in.
Understanding the four different EV types will help you determine which is the best for your vehicle needs.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
Onboard batteries power one or more electric motors. Plug batteries into the electricity grid to recharge.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
Combines an internal-combustion engine (ICE) with an electric motor. HEV batteries are charged by on-board operations, not by plugging into the grid.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
Powered by an internal-combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor. Plug the on-board battery into the grid to charge.
Fuel-cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)
Fuel cells generate electricity by combining oxygen and hydrogen. Some FCEVs are just coming on the market, and few re-fuelling stations are available.
Find the nearest EV charging station
Most charging is done at home. Across Canada, the public charging infrastructure includes more than 5,000 stations and over 2,500 public electric vehicle charging stations in British Columbia alone. More are being added every year. Follow these links to find the stations near you.