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EV use is growing.

Launched in 2019, Charge Up’s first phase has already helped us understand how the electricity system needs to adapt to the growing number of electric vehicles (EV) and chargers in our city.

Forecasts indicate that by 2035 there could be as many as 200,000 EVs on the streets of Calgary. To help us prepare for that shift, the next phase of Charge Up is looking for 250 EV owners to take part in a smart charging pilot to better understand charging behaviour and the factors that influence it.



 

Eighty per cent of EV charging occurs at 5 p.m., when electricity demand on the grid is highest.

 

There are 3,000 EVs currently on Calgary roads.

 

ENMAX forecasts indicate there could up to 200,000 EVs on Calgary roads by 2035.

EV charger illustration  

Help us get ready for an electric vehicle future

Joining the next phase of Charge Up with ENMAX Power means you and other Calgary EV owners will help ENMAX support future growth of EVs in our city. The charging data gathered through this pilot will provide ENMAX with insights to help optimize the grid and increase capacity for EVs on our system.

Share your charging stats. Earn rewards.

We’re looking for 250 EV owners to share their charging stats and earn rewards over the next year. This phase is open to current and new Charge Up participants.

Enrollment is simple, and you’ll earn rewards for sharing when, where and how you charge your EV. All you have to do is install a data sharing device from our study partner, Geotab Energy.

To sign up, visit the Charge Up enrollment page.

Sign up

Types of chargers

If you’re still looking for the right charger, the information below can help get you started. If you have questions about installing a charger, please visit our EV charger installation page.

Municipal Solutions 

Residential level two charging station

Can be installed in a garage or outside your home on your driveway or parking pad.

  • Voltage: 240V
  • Power demand: 3.3 to 11.5 kW


Charging times:

  • Plug-in hybrid vehicle: 3 to 4 hours
  • 100 per cent electric vehicle: 4 to 6 hours
Light Rail Transit

Public level two charging station

Can be installed in a parkade, or parking lot.

  • Voltage: 240V
  • Power demand: 3.3 to 22 kW


 

​Charging times:

  • Plug-in hybrid vehicle: 3 to 4 hours
  • 100 per cent electric vehicle: 4 to 6 hours
Light Rail Transit

Public fast charge station (DC fast charging)

Can be installed in parking lots or parkades and offer fast charging to enable long-range travel.

  • Voltage: 480V
  • Power demand: 50 to 500 kW


Charging times:

  • Plug-in hybrid vehicle: 10 – 30 minutes
  • 100 per cent electric vehicle: 10 – 30 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions






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