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Public charging stations

e charge network

If you’ve already made the switch, you can take advantage of NB Power’s eCharge Network which offers publicly available smart charging stations in New Brunswick.

This level 2 service is currently free of charge for NB Power customers who register their electric vehicle by calling 1 800 663-6272 or by emailing us at customerservices@nbpower.com.

Visit CAA to see a comprehensive map of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations.

Level 2 Charging

level 2
240 Volt – Charging stationCharging time
BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) 6-8 hours
PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) 3-4 hours

While an EV may not be able to fully recharge at a public level 2 charger, oftentimes all that is required is a “top-up” – enough of a charge to get to the next destination or home to fully recharge.

DC fast charging

level 3
480 Volt – Charging stationCharging time
BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) (80% in 20-30 minutes).

DC fast chargers use direct current for a high-power charge.

At 480 volts DC fast charging offers a much quicker recharge time for electric vehicles. All electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) can be charged at level 2 charging stations, but only battery electric vehicles are equipped for DC fast charging. Currently PHEVs (excepting the Mitsubishi Outlander, scheduled for release in 2017) don’t have DC fast charging capability.

DC fast charging is not yet available in New Brunswick.

Visit CAA to see a comprehensive map of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations.

Charging at home

EVs can be charged at home with level 1 and level 2 chargers.

Level 1 Charging

outlet
120 Volt - Standard outletCharging time
BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) 11-16 hours
PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) 6-8 hours

A Level 1 charge simply requires a standard 120-volt outlet.

Level 2 Charging

charger
240 Volt – Charging stationCharging time
BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) 6-8 hours
PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) 3-4 hours

Many EVS can be charged through a standard 120 volt household outlet. For a faster charge, a 240 volt system may be used. You’ll need to verify what charging options are compatible with your EV’s make and model in the owner’s manual and/or by consulting with your auto dealership.

We recommend installing a networked or “smart” charger, as these chargers enable EV owners to obtain usage data online, can be managed remotely and receive software updates to ensure your charger will continue to work with your next electric vehicle(s) and protect your investment. In the future, networked chargers will enable smart grid functions.

If you have decided to install EV charging equipment in your home, the first step is to consult a certified electrician.