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Charging Your Vehicle Solutions at Pickering Toyota

Pickering Toyota is your trusted source for information, sales, and services related to electric vehicles, specializing in both Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). Our dedicated team is well-versed in the technical aspects of these eco-friendly options, providing comprehensive guidance to users. Whether you're seeking details on charging infrastructure, looking to purchase an electric vehicle, or in need of professional services, Pickering Toyota is here to ensure a smooth and informed experience. With a commitment to excellence, we aim to be your go-to destination for all things related to BEVs and PHEVs.

Different Charger Types

3 Levels of Charging

Level 1 | Standard

Level 1 | Standard

120-volt AC Outlet


​​A great pick for drivers with short commutes. You can charge anywhere there is a common household 3-prong outlet.

Level 2 | Faster

Level 2 | Faster

240-Volt AC Outlet


​​The best setup for faster charging at home. You’ll find Level 2 chargers at public charging stations nationwide1. Can be installed at home by a licensed electrician4.

chargepoint Learn more about the ChargePoint Level 2 Home Charger
Level 3 | Fastest

Level 3 | Fastest

480-volt DC Fast Charging


​​​Under ideal conditions, it can be the quickest way to charge up on the go2. Currently only available at select public charging stations3.

Toyota bZ4X

Charging at Home

Installing a Level 2 Charger

Installing a dedicated Level 2 charger at your residence can make a lot of sense, especially for BEV owners. These chargers use a 240-volt outlet, the same amount of power used by home appliances like a stove, or HVAC equipment.

There are a number of factors to consider before installing a Level 2 charger. For example, the best location, the type of connector, the length of cord, permanent or portable installation, and amperage.

It is highly recommended that you speak to a certified installer about requirements, including the right plug head, and installation costs. And be sure to check if there are any government rebates in your area for the installation4 of a home charger.

*Disclaimer Learn more about the ChargePoint Level 2 Home Charger Learn About Federal Rebates for Home Chargers


Choose an Electrified Vehicle That’s Right for You

Ready to plug-in to the potential of an electrified vehicle? Choose from two powerful and proven Toyota plug-ins, and coming soon, the new bZ4X, our first all-electric SUV.




only available in British Columbia and Quebec

Toyota Prius Prime

Public Charging Locations

Find the Charger Closest to You

Canada has more than 5,000 public charging stations. Most are Level 2. However, there is a growing network of Level 3 fast chargers. The Transport Canada website makes it easy to locate a charger near you.

Locate Charging Points Using Transport Canada
Toyota Mobile App

Toyota App

Your Toyota App also puts information close at hand. Using the App, you can check your driving range, charging level, and locate the nearest charging station.

Frequently Asked Questions

Charging at home is simple and convenient. Using the Toyota App or your vehicle’s Charge Management System, you can set a charging schedule that suits your specific daily routine while also taking advantage of off-peak electricity costs.

Charge time is dependent on the state of charge of your vehicle. One key factor that affects charging is weather. As the temperature approaches freezing and below, we strongly recommend AC charging. DC Fast Charging times will increase as the temperature drops. For example, at -10 degrees Celsius, DC Fast Charging times can increase by approximately five times. As temperatures drop even further, DC Fast Charging may be considerably longer or not possible. In order to ensure effective charging and preserve battery health over the life of the vehicle DC Fast Charging should be limited to two sessions per day year-round.

The charge time for a Prius Prime is as fast as 2 hr 10 min on a level 2 240v outlet1 and up to 5 hr 30 min* on a standard 120v household outlet2.

1 Charge time is for 240v outlet (charging station). Always plug-in in accordance with Owner's Manual.

2 Charge time is for standard 120v household outlet. Always plug-in in accordance with Owner's Manual.

The RAV4 Prime can charge in as fast as 2 hr 30 mins on a level 2 240v outlet1.

1 Charge time is for 240v outlet (charging station). Always plug-in in accordance with Owner's Manual.

Toyota BEVs and PHEVs come standard with a level 1 charging cable that can be plugged into any 120v household outlet. Level 2 charging at home will require the purchase of a charger and the associated installation1 costs. Please contact a certified installer about requirements, including the right plug head, and costs. Federal and Provincial charger rebates may be applicable.

1 To reduce risk of fire, injury, or property damage, only (i) purchase/install a safety certified EV charger with voltage/current that are vehicle compatible (ii) use a licensed insured electrical professional to install charger (iii) install and operate in accordance with charger manufacturer's instructions/warnings and applicable laws.

The Transport Canada website makes it easy to locate a charger near you.

The Toyota App is also a useful tool to help find a charging station while on the go.

To get the most out of your battery electric vehicle, make charging a regular habit by setting a charging schedule using the Toyota App or the vehicle’s Charge Management System to allow you to get the most out of your range and to avoid range anxiety.

Pickering Toyota

One Company, Multiple Solutions

At Pickering Toyota, we believe that different mobility needs require different mobility solutions. That’s why we’re investing in a range of electrified technologies.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Hybrid Electric Vehicle

HEVs seamlessly combine the power of a gas engine with electric motors. And because the hybrid battery recharges on the go, you never need to plug in.

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

PHEVs operate in the same way as HEVs, but can optionally be plugged in for extended electric-only range.

Learn More about Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Battery Electric Vehicle

Battery Electric Vehicle

BEVs are zero-emission vehicles that are powered by electricity alone. BEVs require plugging-in, while also utilizing regenerative braking to recharge the onboard battery as you drive.

Learn More about Battery Electric Vehicles