Hawaiian Electric expands EV fast charger network
Pearl City’s Times Square Shopping Center is newest DCFC location
Release Date: 1/8/2019
Honolulu, Jan. 8, 2019 – Hawaiian Electric Company has opened its newest electric vehicle DC fast charger at Times Square Shopping Center in Pearl City at 98-1254 Kaahumanu St., near VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center and Al Phillips Cleaner at the south end of the shopping center.
The charge station supports CHAdeMO (used mostly by EVs like the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Kia Soul EV) and CCS (used by American and European EVs like the BMW i3 and as an option on the Chevy Bolt.) Tesla owners can charge using an adapter. It will be on the Greenlots network and will accept credit cards. It is included in the Nissan LEAF® "No Charge to Charge" program.
Managed by Colliers International, the shopping center's tenants also include Times Supermarket, Cattle Company, IHOP restaurant, Papa John's Pizza, Tutti Frutti, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, and more.
Hawaiian Electric Companies have nine chargers at eight locations on Oahu, five on Hawaii Island, one on Maui and one on Molokai. In the coming year work will commence on fast chargers in Haleiwa on Oahu and Naalehu on Hawaii Island. These stations allow an EV driver to charge faster than at typical public or home charging stations.
The Hawaiian Electric mobile app for smart phones, available free at the Apple App and Google Play stores, shows where to find the utility's EV fast charging stations across the islands. An interactive map shows nearby chargers type and location, with driving instructions. More information is available at www.hawaiianelectric.com. Instructions for the new app features can be viewed at https://youtu.be/l2fmd87TrEw
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has authorized up to 25 utility-owned fast chargers across the Hawaiian Electric Companies' service territory to encourage electric vehicle use by reducing range anxiety and providing a place to charge for those who cannot do so at home. In addition to the DC fast chargers, publicly accessible Level Two charging is available at over 350 locations on Oahu, 100 on Maui, 50 on Hawaii Island and one on Lanai.