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EV Charging In Osoyoos and Other Questions

EV Charging in Osoyoos

With the rise of electric vehicle adoption in Canada, so too has the infrastructure expanded on our intercity roads and highways. Osoyoos is just one of many towns in Canada that have introduced charging stations on a large scale, located at wineries, parks and of course, hotels.

If you’re planning on travelling sustainably this season, read our comprehensive guide to finding EV charging stations in Osoyoos and beyond.

Are EV Charging Stations Free in BC?

The cost of energy is a critical expense to consider when planning any road trip. Thankfully, many electric vehicle charging services offer competitive energy prices compared to conventional pump stations, and some are even free.

EV infrastructure are implemented across the country, yet no two services offer the same pricing models. We’ve outlined the three charging station services and their pricing as found in Osoyoos, BC.

A charging handle plugged into an electric vehicle.

FLO Charging Station Cost

Session prices are set by the site host with FLO charging stations. FLO offers an app which can help you find stations that meet your desired spend. You might even find some free ones! Many of the charging stations across the FLO network adhere to a standardized rate guideline for a consistent customer experience across the country.

BC Hydro Charging Station Cost

BC Hydro provides a network of EV charging stations across British Columbia, offering various charging speeds to accommodate different needs. As of the latest information available, the prices are as follows:

Level 2 (up to 19kW): 3 cents per minute
Fast Charging (up to 25 kW): 12.11 cents per minute
Fast Charging (26 kW to 50 kW): 21.21 cents per minute
Fast Charging (51 kW to 100 kW): 27.25 cents per minute
Fast Charging (101 kW to 200 kW): 40 cents per minute

Visit BC Hydro for updates on pricing information.

Sun Country Charging Station Cost

A majority of charging stations within the Sun Country Highway EV network offer free Level 2 charging for drivers across Canada. While it is possible to encounter paid stations, which are determined by private station owners, the charging stations located in Osoyoos are free.

Watermark Beach Resort is proud to offer free EV charging stations as part of the Sun Country Highway charging network. Our charging stations are located on the second floor of our garage level, accessible to all our guests.

Okanagan Winery EV Charging Stations

The open road of the Okanagan Valley leads to countless wineries that dot the scenic landscape. For many, a roadtrip to the region is simply incomplete without a tour of the Valley’s tasting rooms and outdoor patios, home to some of the finest flavours in the province.

Fortunately, many of our Okanagan wineries feature complimentary EV charging stations for guests during their visit. Using our map below, you can plan a weekend of wine touring without ever running out of range.

A winery building overlooking the desert hills of the Okanagan Valley.
Osyoos in shadow as a sunset gradient rests in the clouds above the town.

How Long Does An EV Take To Charge?

Electric vehicle charge times are determined by many different factors, including your specific car model and the type of charging station you use during travel. Larger battery sizes and slower charging points will result in longer charging times.

EV charging stations are categorized into three levels. Levels 2 and 3 are the most common and often the fastest public charging options, located at hotels, destination centres or commercial parking spaces. Level 3 chargers can charge an EV’s battery to 80% in as little as 30 minutes, while a Level 2 charger typically takes a couple hours.

EV Charging Route Planner

Thinking of hitting the road this season? Check out our EV route planner below for detailed maps of charging locations en route to Osoyoos. With so many EV charging stations in BC, you can guarantee a breathtaking trip without running out of range.

An electric vehicle travels down a BC highway.

Calgary to Osoyoos

Witness the grand and serene beauty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel the 730 km journey from Calgary to the desert climate of Osoyoos, British Columbia. With several charging stations along the eight and half-hour journey, you’ll have plenty of excuses to stop and enjoy the majestic views of this legendary mountain range.

Vancouver to Osoyoos

From cityscapes to small town hospitality, the drive from Vancouver to Osoyoos is not to be missed. Travelling along Highway 3 through E.C. Manning Provincial Park, breathe in the fresh mountain air as you trade the bustling Vancouver lifestyle for a 400 km trip across the North Cascades and down into Osoyoos.

Contact us or give us a call at 1.888.755.3480.

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