Most charging occurs at home, but for those who have a need to charge at a public location or for entities interested in installing a public charging station at their site, it’s important to understand available charging networks. Each network has a unique model, with the most common approaches being monthly subscriptions, pay-as-you-go (i.e., pay per charge), and free (free to charge and no subscription fee required).
To support clean transportation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to own and operate publicly accessible Direct Current Fast Chargers across Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island. These chargers allow drivers to quickly charge their vehicles for a per-session fee.
To determine which charging networks have charging stations along your regular routes and close to your frequent destinations, the Hawaii State Energy Office has launched a smartphone application designed to help drivers locate publicly available Electric vehicle charging stations statewide. The Electric vehicle Stations Hawaii app and online web-based version help users locate public charging stations across the state with convenience.