Are you looking for an EV charging station in Penticton? The City of Penticton operates the following:
Level 2 Charging Station: 313 Ellis Street (four stations), which charge vehicles over a 4-6-hour period.
Fees: The first two hours are free for EV charging, followed by $2 per hour for the use of level 2 charging stations. To access the FLO network, please visit their website or download the FLO app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
Additional Charging Stations
In addition to those, you’ll find numerous other charging stations throughout the city, from various operators including fast-chargers. To find one near you, visit PluginBC.ca or view this map (also embedded below).
Workshop: Information about getting Your Building EV Ready
Installing an EV Charger at Home
Work to install a residential EV charging station falls under the jurisdiction of Technical Safety BC and does not require a City of Penticton permit.
Please contact your electrical contractor to help you determine if you will require a new service or a service upgrade to support the installation of a residential EV charging station.
While the City of Penticton does not currently offer any incentives for the installation of residential EV charging stations, the City does offer a low-interest Electrical Service Payment Plan, which enables customers to pay for new electrical services or upgrades to their existing service over time.
There may also be grants or rebates available through FortisBC.
You may also wish to review BC Hydro’s tip sheet, which provides further information about how to install a home EV charger.