Charging your
electric vehicle

Making the switch to electric means thinking about your car differently. You no longer fill your tank; you charge your battery. And with an ever-growing infrastructure of charging stations and at-home charging solutions, being an agent of change is easier than ever.

Making the switch to electric means thinking about your car differently. You no longer fill your tank; you charge your battery. And with an ever-growing infrastructure of charging stations and at-home charging solutions, being an agent of change is easier than ever.

Where to charge

At home

Charging at home has never been more convenient. You have two options: charging with a wallbox or with a socket. A wallbox is essentially a mini charging station that can be installed at your home and connects directly to your domestic power supply to charge your vehicle. For most electric vehicle owners, this is the go-to home-charging method thanks to its quick charging speed and ease of use.

Alternatively, you can use a domestic socket, much like how you charge your phone or laptop. It’s an easy way to charge your vehicle, but not as fast as a wallbox, and could even take over a day to fully charge your car due to the lower voltage.

At charging stations

As electric vehicles become more and more prevalent, so do charging stations – offering a much quicker charging time. They can be found in dedicated charging areas, select gas stations, as well as in public, office, and condo parking lots.

There’s an ever-growing infrastructure of charging stations all across our country being built by Electrify Canada. Click here to learn more about how their ultra-fast charging stations are for electric drivers everywhere.

Helpful charging habits

Charging your electric vehicle is as easy as plugging in and going about your day, which makes it really convenient to fit it into your life. Here are some helpful habits you can engage in to seamlessly integrate charging into your daily routine:

  • Charge while you’re at work, so you can have power waiting for you once you clock out.
  • Charge while you’re out shopping, for a nice little boost before heading home.
  • Charge overnight, so your vehicle can be ready for the next day.
  • Try not to charge your vehicle to 100% every day. This will help protect the life of your battery.