Public electric vehicle charging stations in BC

We’re working with municipalities and other organizations to build electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across BC so you have more choice and greater range when planning trips.

  • In 2019, we’re installing 12 Direct Charge Fast Charging (DCFC) stations in nine communities including: Kelowna, Beaverdell, Osoyoos, Cawston, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver and Nakusp.
  • These fast-charging stations will charge a compact electric vehicle in about a half an hour, as compared to a Level-2 station that requires about three to four hours.
  • Once installed, FortisBC will own and operate two Level-2 charge stations and 17 DCFC stations.

Thanks to PlugShare, you can use the map below to find EV charging stations near you and plan road trips to make the best use of charging stations.

Partnering with communities

To support customers who are making cleaner energy choices for transportation, we’ve partnered with other like-minded organizations and communities to build a network of fast-charging stations in the Southern Interior of BC. For example:

  • In 2017, we teamed up with the Community Energy Association to build five DCFC stations in Greenwood, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Salmo and Creston as part of the Accelerate Kootenays initiative.
  • In 2016, we worked with the City of Kelowna to build EV charging stations downtown in the city’s museum parking lot.
  • In 2015, FortisBC worked with BC Hydro to build DCFC stations in Princeton, Keremeos, and Penticton.