Most charging is done at home and at work (places where you’d plug in your block heater.) You can use the level 1 unit included with most vehicles or for faster charging a level 2 unit can be purchased from your dealer or online. Let them know SaskEV referred you and the group might see a benefit to fund our initiatives. For portable chargers we suggest the NEMA 14-50 plug for greater flexibility and compatibility at campgrounds in Saskatchewan.
Charging is also available at many dealerships, some hotels and a few retailers. These public chargers can be found with the following tools, most offer a web site and smartphone app. You can find out more about offering electric vehicle charging as a service from SaskPower.
PlugShare is arguably the most valuable tool for finding chargers. Featuring crowd sourced data but also integration with some networks, it offers in-app communication, filtering and status.
ChargeHub is similar to PlugShare, a helpful tool for finding public chargers and route planning.
ChargePoint has a handful of stations in the province but their networked nature allows them to provide valuable data on charging and availability. They offer RFID tags with registration and their mobile app can start charge sessions as well. ChargePoint also has a roaming agreement with Flo for their network.
Flo is becoming a popular network in Western Canada through their partnership with Canadian Tire and other retailers. EV drivers should download their smartphone app and buy an RFID card. Flo also has a roaming agreement with ChargePoint for their network.
Petro-Canada has built DC fast chargers across the prairies, including locations in Regina, Moose Jaw, Whitewood and Swift Current. PlugShare provides real time availability details.
Canadian Tire is expected to build new stations in Saskatoon, North Battleford, Humboldt, Swift Current, Regina, Weyburn and Estevan in 2021.
Federated Co-op is expected to build new stations in Maple Creek, Regina, Moose Jaw, Whitewood and Swift Current by fall 2021.
Electrify Canada is expected to build DC fast chargers in Alberta sometime in 2020.