POSTED: 7:16 a.m. HST, Jun 5, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 2:24 a.m. HST, Jun 6, 2014
Two new electric vehicle charging stations have been unveiled at Whalers Village in Lahaina Maui.
The free-to-use Volta stations are located at the main entrance of the shopping center's parking garage.
Volta claims the largest network of free-to-use EV charging stations nationwide, at some 70 stations in Hawaii, California, and Arizona.
"EV drivers on Maui have expressed that they want more stations," said Arden Penton, Volta director of media and operations, in a statement.
"We're actively scouting potential sites and exploring further properties to install. By providing a free service, we hope that the local community will see that gong electric is actually possible."
Whalers Village is centrally located within Kaanapali Beach Resort.
"We offer a prime location to service electric car drivers and, as important, our location provides excellent visibility to help raise awareness about the growing use of electric cars on Maui," said Lisa Donlon, Whalers Village marketing manager.