Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
THERE’S NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO GET EV READY!
EVs are in high demand – install an EV charging station at your commercial facility or multi-unit residential dwelling and reap the many benefits.
In 2022, the Hawaii State Legislature passed Senate Bill 2720 that modifies the EVCS Rebate program to include the installation of new or retrofit of existing single-port, networked Level 2 stations in the eligible equipment category. The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Ige in June 2022, also makes incentives available for qualified EVCS from July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. As a result of increased funding, Hawaii Energy has lifted the cap on the amount of Level 2 rebates per site, as well as increased the cap of DC Fast Charger rebates to two per site. These modifications have been done to encourage more EVCS installations and upgrades statewide and support efforts to boost Hawaii's public charging network.
If you have any questions, please contact hawaiienergyEVCS@leidos.com
If your project is complete and ready to submit for a rebate, please download and fill out the latest EV Charging Station Incentive Application and submit with supporting documentation to hawaiienergyEVCS@leidos.com.
The total amount available is $445,858
Funding amount displayed as of 4/12/23 represents the program’s total remaining amount through June 30, 2023, as directed by the Hawaii State Legislature under Act 202 (2022). Rebate availability amount has been adjusted to account for actual barrel tax collections funding.
Program Overview & Eligibility
- Applications must be received by Hawaii Energy within 12 months of the date that a qualifying charging station was installed, activated, and made available for use unless otherwise specified in the program rules.
- Applicants may apply for any number of Level 2 EVCS rebates per site and up to two (2) DC Fast-Charger rebates per site.
- Contact a local retailer/installation contractor to help you. We suggest choosing one of our approved Clean Energy Allies. (On Kauai? Click here for a list of contractors servicing your island).
- Assess: Work with your contractor to assess your site and infrastructure and review their estimate for installing your station(s).
- Order & Install: Once you approve the project, the contractor will order the charging station that will suit your needs.
- Submit Rebate Forms: Once your station is installed, be sure to submit all required documentation within 12 months of activating your station(s) unless otherwise specified in the program rules. Don’t forget, rebates are awarded on a first-come first-served basis as long as funding is available, so submit your application as soon as possible.
- Program approval is generally not required prior to the purchase and installation of equipment; however, prior approval is strongly recommended to confirm funding availability and verify that the equipment meets minimum qualifications for an incentive.
- For a full list of eligibility requirements, review our Application & Program Requirements.
Application & Program Requirements
Affordable housing developments must serve families making no more than 100% of the Hawaii Area Median Income (AMI) – as defined per county – to qualify for bonus rebates. Affordable housing developments on Kauai are eligible.
Application deadlines for qualifying EV charging stations
Questions? Email hawaiienergyEVCS@leidos.com
Progress to Date
So far, these rebates have helped make 197 charging stations across the state a reality, including Level II stations at three affordable housing developments.
EVCS Installed Since 2020
Data as of April 2023
Click here to view interactive EVCS map
“We strongly believe that more and more of our residents will be buying EVs in the future and we want to prepare for this emerging need in our communities. We were happy that we could incorporate EV charging stations at our Ko`oloa`ula and Kulia properties.”
David Nakamura, Executive Director
Mutual Housing Association of Hawaii Inc.
Charging Station Resources
New to learning about EV charging or wish you had one at your favorite location? Here are some helpful links to guide you.
- EVCS Rebate Program Webinar Recording (1/18/2023) and Slides
- EVCS Rebate 2020-22 Summary
- Are You Ready For A Charging Station?
- Best Practice Guidelines for Charger Selection, Installation & Operation
- Benefits of Hosting EV Chargers For Your Residents
- Sample Resident Survey
- Hawaii State Energy Office – EV Guidebook
Looking for the nearest station?
Try Plugshare, a site that helps you find stations, sort by type, see the charging rates, and more!
Check out these great organizations to learn more about owning, driving and charging in Hawaii.
Funding for this special rebate offer is appropriated by the Hawaii State Legislature and is administered by Hawaii Energy under the direction of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. This rebate is therefore subject to different terms and conditions than other Hawaii Energy rebates, and we encourage you to read through the eligibility requirements and application thoroughly before applying.
Mahalo to our friends at Ulupono Initiative for making rebates
available for affordable housing developments on Kauai!