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Tritium to provide fast EV chargers for first phase of Hawaii’s NEVI program

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… Read more »

Hawaii DOT takes delivery of Tesla Model 3, the first of many under a per-mile cost contract

The Hawaii Department of Transportation has taken delivery of a white Tesla Model 3, the first to be received under a new service contract. Eventually, nine EVs will replace legacy vehicles used by the State Highways division, and another 34 are to be delivered to the DOT by the end of May. HDOT plans to… Read more »

Hawaii EV ownership grew 26% last year, but lack of chargers holding back growth

According to new survey data from Ulupono Initiative, an investment firm focused on sustainability projects, Hawaii’s limited charging infrastructure is holding back the state’s transition from ICEs, despite an upward trend in EV ownership throughout Hawaii. In the white paper “The Extra Mile: Why Electric Vehicles Make Sense for Hawaii’s Economy, Environment and Communities,” Ulupono… Read more »

JTB Hawaii orders electric buses and charging stations from Proterra

Travel services provider JTB Hawaii will replace three of its 17 diesel-fueled buses with Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The company will also purchase two 60 kW plug-in chargers from Proterra. Hawaii was the first state to adopt 100 percent renewable energy portfolio standard and has the second-highest number of consumer hybrids or EVs per… Read more »

Hawaiian Electric Companies release Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have released an Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap, which forecasts that by 2045, most personal vehicles in Hawai’i will be powered by electricity generated from renewable sources. Hawaiʽi already has the second highest rate of EV adoption in the US. According to the plan, replacing fossil fuels with electricity for transportation… Read more »

Hawaiian Electric opens 12th fast charging station

Hawaiian Electric has opened a new fast charger at a shopping center in the Iwilei district of Honolulu. The opening ceremony included a traditional Hawaiian blessing, complete with a maile lei. The new dual-standard (CHAdeMO and CCS) fast charger is the company’s 12th. Hawaiian Electric will operate the equipment at no cost to the host… Read more »

Drive Electric Hawaii celebrates the state’s 5,000th EV

As the Aloha State registers its 5,000th EV, a new group has been formed to accelerate the adoption of EVs and coordinate integration with renewable energy. Charter members of Drive Electric Hawaii include the state’s DOT, several electric utilities and the Rocky Mountain Institute. “The primary focus of the Drive Electric Hawaii Initiative is to… Read more »

Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric demonstrate fast charger with storage and vehicle-grid integration

Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric Company have collaborated to demonstrate a fast charger that incorporates Greenlots’ SKY vehicle-grid integration (VGI) platform, as well as stationary storage. The Greenlots SKY Smart Charging platform, which uses OpenADR and the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), can respond to demand response load modification requests and allow Hawaiian Electric to remotely… Read more »

Hawaii Energy launches pilot time-of-use charging program

Hawaii Energy, a ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program, has teamed up with charging station provider OpConnect for a pilot program to encourage residents with photovoltaic (PV) systems to charge their EVs during off-peak demand hours from 9 am to 2 pm. The aim of the program is to find out at what price PV… Read more »

Hawaiian Electric Companies launch online EV Bill Savings Estimator

Islands make perfect EV habitats, and the state of Hawaii is rapidly getting charged. To encourage off-peak charging, the Hawaiian Electric Companies offer special time-of-use (TOU) electric rates. The new EV Bill Savings Estimators give residential customers an online tool to estimate how much money they can save by driving electric. With a recent electric… Read more »