Most charging is done at home and 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 might also be included or can be purchased separately from your dealer or online. Please let them know if SaskEV.ca referred you. 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.
A Better Route Planner (ABRP) is one of the best tools for planning your trip and charging stops. With a premium account, it can also consider forecast winds and temperatures when planning your route. Available via website and mobile app with in-car support.
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. Website and mobile app.
ChargeHub is similar to PlugShare, a helpful tool for finding public chargers and route planning. Website and mobile app with in-car support.
ChargePoint has several stations in the province and 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. Website and mobile app with in-car support.
Flo is a popular network in Western Canada through their partnership with Canadian Tire and other retailers. EV drivers can download their mobile 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 and they also have a mobile app for payment and charge monitoring.
Canadian Tire is expected to build new stations in Saskatoon, North Battleford, Humboldt, Swift Current, Regina, Weyburn and Estevan in 2021.
Co-op Connect is opening new stations in Maple Creek, Regina, Moose Jaw, Whitewood and Swift Current in 2021. Mobile app available for payment and charge monitoring.
Electrify Canada has DC fast chargers in Alberta and other areas of Canada. Check out their website and mobile app.