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EV Chargers?

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EV Chargers?

We have an EV and a dinosaur-burner, and much prefer using the EV for long trips. Using the Plugshare app I can see a semi-fast charger in Port Alberni, but can't see any signs of public fast or super-fast chargers in Uke or Tofino. Can local experts advise on presence or absence of chargers? Would need to be CCS or J1772 (i.e. not the Tesla chargers).

Thanks in advance

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Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: EV Chargers?

Does this info help at all?

https://chargehub.com/en/countries/canada/british-columbia/tofino.html

Comox Valley, Canada
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2. Re: EV Chargers?

Outside Victoria,VI is not a good charging environment for EVs. Hear it all the time.

Kootenay Rockies...
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3. Re: EV Chargers?

It took me 30 seconds on Google to find the EV charging station on VI… it is not difficult…

Comox Valley, Canada
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4. Re: EV Chargers?

Well of course we have them. But many don't work or have a car plugged in when you get there.

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5. Re: EV Chargers?

Thanks - nothing other than slow chargers. I'll bring the dinosaur burner

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6. Re: EV Chargers?

Google shows there are no fast, or even moderately fast, chargers in Tofino. But thanks

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8. Re: EV Chargers?

?? I live in BC. I've driven all over BC and never had a problem charging an EV, but I can't see any fast chargers in Tofino or Uke, and only one in Port Alberni.

Coombs, Canada
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9. Re: EV Chargers?

My son charges his Tesla at the CoOp in Ucluelet, and there is a charger half way at Taylor River stop, but they are not the fast chargers.

Ottawa, Canada
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10. Re: EV Chargers?

Why do you want to stress out looking for plug in stations or running out of power on a vacation? You don't need it, just use your guzzler and be stress free.

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