Perhaps you’re on the Sunshine Coast and want to find an electric vehicle charging station in Sechelt for your Nissan Leaf or your Kia Soul. Or maybe you want to find out, in real time, whether the EV charging station closest to your weekend home near Kamloops is in use.

Mapping EV chargers

The free PlugShare app (download it from iTunes for your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch) has mapped more than 128,000 EV charging stations worldwide. That includes B.C.’s growing network of 1,000-plus public charging stations.

Use the app’s filter to zero-in on public, in-use and home-charger locations (you can even add your own to the app), or drill to sort by plug types such as SAE Combo and CHAdeMO. Create an account, then log in to check-in to charging stations and post photos, tips and alerts for other EV drivers.