Where can you charge your EV in Ontario?
Hybrid and electric vehicle technology continues to grow and has become more of a presence on the road, which is great for both the environment and your wallet. It’s especially great when you can time your trip in such a way that allows you to utilize free public charging stations. If you’re the proud owner of a plug-in hybrid vehicle, read on to learn about where you can charge your electric vehicle in London and the surrounding Ontario communities.
EV Charging Methods
First, it’s important to know how to charge your EV, specifically the two charging methods.
The most basic way to charge your electric vehicle is through a classic wall outlet, also known as a Level 1 charger. Your EV will come with a portable charging cord that allows you to plug-in and charge wherever you are—though this is also the slowest method of charging.
The other main method of charging your EV—not to mention the fastest charging method—is a Level 2 EV charging station. You can find these charging stations across the country (see below), or you can even purchase one from the dealership and have it installed by a certified electrician.
EV Charging Stations In Ontario
There’s a huge number of charging stations located across the country, and Ontario in particular. Thanks to apps and websites like PlugShare, you can find the charging station closest to you or plan out your entire trip, ensuring you can always find a place to charge your vehicle.
Of course, these are just the Level 2 charging stations; if you’re staying somewhere overnight, it’s a wise idea to charge your EV then, just to get as much time in on the road during the day as possible.
To learn about the smart and efficient hybrid and electric vehicles found throughout the Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram lineups you can read more here, or simply stop by Oxford Dodge in London, Ontario and speak to a knowledgeable member of our sales team.