ChargeHub Guides

ChargeHub Guides allow you to familiarize yourself with the world of electric vehicles. They will help you understand range, charging, how electric cars save you money, their environmental impact and much more. Discover the world of electric cars today!

Electric Car Charging Guide

This charging 101 guide discusses 3 key concepts about recharging an electric car.

Before we get into those concepts, it's good to know the various terms used for charging stations.
They usually all refer to the same thing:

  • Charging station
  • Charging outlet
  • Charging plug
  • Charge port
  • Charger
  • EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment)


Use the ChargeHub calculator to find out how much you can save by driving an electric car.

  • Savings on fuel
  • Detailed breakdown of the costs of acquiring an electric car
  • Subsidies available in different provinces and states
  • Comparison with gas vehicles

How to Save Money with a Level 2 Smart EV Charger Without the Ontario Incentive

Ontario’s government has taken a big step back in the electrification of transport in the province by cancelling the subsidies on charging stations and electric cars. The removal of these incentives has restricted the access to faster EV charging at home because they covered a significant amount of the cost of a 240V EV charger.

How to choose your home charging station

  • How to choose a station based on your vehicle
  • Best time to buy a charging station
  • Charging station features to consider
  • Elements to be included when purchasing

Find the Right Charging Station for You

Easily compare the most popular charging stations on the market with this useful guide. Our goal is to help you find a level 2 charging station that answers all of your charging needs, includes all of the features you are looking for, and is within your price range.

Do You Need a Level 2 Home Charger?

Take a look at our short survey to find out if you can benefit from the advantages of level 2 home charger.

Guide on Provincial and Municipal Incentives for Level 2 Home Charging Stations

There are several incentives in place in Canada to help electric car and plug-in hybrid owners to purchase a level 2 home charger. The largest subsidies usually come from provincial governments.

Find Out the most Optimal Charging Solution for your Home According to the Electric Vehicle you Drive.

The following table shows the optimal amperage for a level 2 home charging station according to your electric car power acceptance.

Guide on charging your electric vehicle at home

  • How to charge your electric vehicle at home
  • Benefits of charging at home
  • Difference between level 1 and 2 charging stations
  • Advantages of a level 2

Home Charging Station - FAQ

Our home charging station FAQ answers to the most common questions about home charging. Take a look at it, it should clarify some important aspects.

Environmental impact

The impact on the environment from electric vehicles is an important issue. Through this guide, we will demystify the real impact on the environment.

  • Electricity is less polluting than oil
  • Battery’s life cycle explanation

This guide is under development. If you're interested, we can notify you when it is published.

EV Range

This guide details the battery capacity & range of an EV and outlines how it meets the requirements of many drivers.

  • Providing your daily transportation
  • The advantage of residential charging
  • Double your range at work
  • Availability of public chargers

This guide is under development. If you're interested, we can notify you when it is published.

ChargeHub Map Guide

This guide teaches you everything you need to know about using the ChargeHub Map.

Trip Planner Guide

Planning a road trip? This guide will help you use our powerful trip planner tool, allowing you to find EV charging stations along your route.

Shared station guide

ChargeHub users have the possibility of letting others use their home charging stations.