BC’s Electric Vehicles - Now and the Future
Electric vehicles (EVs) represent an evolution in transportation, where fossil fuel cars are rapidly becoming obsolete. Despite supply issues throughout British Columbia (and the rest of Canada), consumers cannot get enough of this affordable, reliable, and sustainable way to get around. Two recent articles highlight both the current state of the EV market and where the industry is headed in BC. I have briefly summarized the potential implications for energy, infrastructure, and travel in Britsh Columbia both now and in the future.
Level 1 to 3 Explained
The capability of electric vehicle charging stations can be broken down into 3 separate levels from the least powerful (level 1) to the most powerful (level 3). There are several factors related to specific electric vehicles that may limit the level of charge they can access. For example, most hybrid vehicles will not be equipped to access level 3 charging and are limited to the less powerful methods of levels 1 and 2. I will cover all three levels in this post and go over the basic advantages and disadvantages of each level.