Electric Vehicles

Commercial Facility

Commercial customers seeking to add EV charging services should work with an electrical design consultant to understand their installation options. Facilities including businesses, workplaces, and multi-unit dwellings may maintain their current commercial rate (such as Schedule J or Schedule P) or choose a new, separately metered EV rate to benefit from time-of-use (TOU) pricing (such as EV-J or EV-P). This EV TOU rate may help with bill charges resulting from high electrical demand.

For customers installing a new EV charging system, please complete a new electrical service application and note in the “Comments” section your desired rate (e.g. EV-J, EV-P, Schedule J, Schedule P, etc).

Customers wanting to switch rates of an existing, separately metered EV charging service (i.e. EV-F, Schedule J, Schedule P) can contact us at one of the following:


Commercial Pilot Rates

New commercial EV rates are available on Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island as part of Hawaiian Electric’s continuing effort to boost EV use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ground transportation.

The five-year pilot program (2022 – 2027) will employ a time-of-use rate structure that incentivizes charging during mid-day hours when there is abundant solar energy flowing into the grid. The lower-cost mid-day period is designed to produce fuel savings for EV drivers compared with fuel costs for gas-powered cars, as well as compared with Hawaiian Electric’s existing rate options. The pilot rates are for electric vehicle charging only and requires site hosts to install a separate dedicated meter.

The new rates will benefit medium-sized commercial customers under Schedule EV-J and large commercial customers under Schedule EV-P. The biggest savings under the new rate structure are expected to result from the greatly reduced demand charges, which vary with intensity of use and can often be the largest part of a commercial customer’s bill.

EV-J rate

Available to the first 1,000 customers and intended for Level 2 and small-scale DC fast charging.

Oahu EV-J Schedule J graph
10 p.m. to 9 a.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Island Region Effective/Demand Costs J-All Periods EV-J Off-Peak EV-J Mid-Day EV-J On-Peak
Oahu Effective, cents/kWh 39.0858 46.2811 37.6141 46.2811
Demand, $/billed kW $13.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Maui Effective, cents/kWh 39.6613 47.9237 36.9347 47.9237
Demand, $/billed kW $13.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Lanai Effective, cents/kWh 53.3741 63.4724 49.9756 63.4724
Demand, $/billed kW $13.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Molokai Effective, cents/kWh 47.4561 55.7773 44.9885 55.7773
Demand, $/billed kW $13.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Hawaii Island Effective, cents/kWh 40.8975 49.7555 38.4871 49.7555
Demand, $/billed kW $14.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

(September 2022 rates with applicable surcharges)

EV-J Tariffs

EV-P rate

Available to the first 500 customers and aimed at larger DC fast charging operations

Oahu EV-P and P graph
10 p.m. to 9 a.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Island Region Effective/Demand Costs P-All Periods EV-P Off-Peak EV-P Mid-Day EV-P On-Peak
Oahu Effective, cents/kWh 36.5265 44.2385 36.3025 44.2385
Demand, $/billed kW $26.50 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
Maui Effective, cents/kWh 37.2587 46.2185 35.7905 46.2185
Demand, $/billed kW $25.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Lanai Effective, cents/kWh 51.4457 60.4892 47.9868 60.4892
Demand, $/billed kW $25.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Molokai Effective, cents/kWh 40.6947 52.2254 38.2271 52.2254
Demand, $/billed kW $18.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Hawaii Island Effective, cents/kWh 36.992 45.8312 35.876 45.8312
Demand, $/billed kW $27.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

(September 2022 rates with applicable surcharges)

EV-P Tariffs


Schedule EV-F

Schedule EV-F allows commercial customers to have separately metered EV public charging infrastructure on a time-of-use rate without a demand charge.

Schedule EV-F Electric Vehicle Pilot Rate is now closed to new enrollments effective July 31, 2022. The pilot rate will be in effect until June 2023.