If you live in Alberta and drive an electric vehicle (EV), you are familiar with the struggle of trying to find a charging station. While public infrastructure for EVs is improving, there needs to be better access to charging stations across the province. Let’s take a look at charging facilities around the province, starting with the second biggest city, Calgary. The city of Calgary has 186 public charging station ports that are Level 2 or Level 3. It is important to note that 96% of the ports are Level 2 charging ports while a whopping 73% of the ports offer free charges for your EV.
Calgary is the fifth largest urban area of Canada, with approximately 1.2 million residents. While the downtown has been majorly developed thanks to Alberta’s oil industry, the city of Calgary has many steps to take in order to properly develop its charging infrastructure.
Today, there are public charging stations (Level 2 and 3) within a radius of 10 miles in Calgary. Included in these are free charging stations within the city. You can locate them by using apps like ChargeHub’s charging station map, available for iOS and Android devices.
With ChargeHub’s map, you will see the many charging networks established in the city of Calgary. Charging stations include Tesla, ChargePoint, Sun Country Highway and many more.
For EV drivers, the increase of charging stations sprouting up across Calgary is a welcome sight. More and more charging stations are popping up everywhere, from hotels, to restaurants, to stores, just like the IKEA store in Calgary. It allows EV drivers to complete a charge during their shopping.
A Level 2 charging station has also been placed in the parking lot of the Centennial Place Parkade, near the Prince’s Island Park.
The city of Calgary charging infrastructure is more than well equipped to serve the EVs on its roads. You can certainly drive electric with peace of mind in the largest city of Alberta.
Here is a look at other EV friendly cities in the province of Alberta.
The city of Edmonton offers a total of 106 charging stations, spread throughout the city. Check out the following link to Google Maps listing charging stations throughout the city of Edmonton at:
Banff, which boasts a population over 7,000 has a total of 38 charging stations in the city. Check out the following link for Google Map of EV charging stations in Banff.
Red Deer is a city in central Alberta, Canada, located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton corridor. Red Deer was the third Alberta city to have a population above 100,000. Red Deer offers a total of 18 charging stations in the city.
Medicine Hat is located in the southeast of Alberta, along the South Saskatchewan River. It is approximately 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary.
Medicine Hat has 17 charging stations available for EV drivers.
Canmore is located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, which is west of Calgary. This region is known for craggy summits like the Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak. In nearby Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, the Grassi Lakes Trail meanders past a waterfall to two breath-taking turquoise blue lakes.