EV charger manufacturer Tritium will provide fast chargers for the State of Hawaii’s first round of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funding.
In September 2022, the Federal Highway Administration approved Hawaii’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan, granting the state access to $2.6 million in NEVI funding for FY2022. It’s estimated that the state will receive a total of $17.6 million in funding throughout the five-year duration of the NEVI Formula Program.
The state’s Department of Transportation (HDOT) is using the initial round of NEVI funding to procure eight Tritium NEVI systems, consisting of 32 PKM150 (150 kW) chargers and 16 power units. The chargers will be equipped with software developed by EV Connect, an EV charging management solutions provider.
During the initial NEVI program phase, HDOT will install charging facilities along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors.
“Hawaii has long been at the forefront of the e-mobility transition,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “We’re not surprised to see the state act so quickly to ensure their community benefits from the emissions reductions that a rapid transition to electric vehicles secures. The NEVI funding is designed to ensure this transition occurs quickly and equitably.”
“Hawaii is committed to leading the nation in our e-mobility transition,” said HDOT Director Edwin Sniffen. “We’re confident that Tritium’s chargers will provide the fast and reliable service Hawaii needs.”
“The State of Hawaii has long been dependent on petroleum for their energy supply, but with this new influx of DC fast-charging infrastructure, we are paving the way for a significant shift in their energy mix and a substantial leap towards greater energy independence,” said Mike Calise, Tritium’s President of the Americas.