The Hawaiian Electric Company announced today the availability of its newest electric vehicle DC fast charger at Times Square Shopping Center in Pearl City. The new charger is located near VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center at the south end of the shopping center at 98-1254 Kaahumanu St.
The charge station supports CHAdeMO, which is used mostly by EVs like the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiEV and Kia Soul EV, as well as CCS used by American and European EVs like the BMW i3. Tesla owners can charge their vehicles using an adaptor.
The new fast charger, which accepts credit cards, will be part of the Greenlots EV charging network and the Nissan LEAF “No Charge to Charge” program.
The newest charger expands HECO’s network of faster chargers to nine at eight locations on Oahu, five on Hawaii island, one on Maui and one on Molokai.
In the coming year, HECO said work will also commence on fast chargers in Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore and Naalehu on Hawaii island.
The state Public Utilities Commission has authorized up to 25 utility-owned fast chargers — which allow an EV driver to charge faster than at typical public or home charging stations — across HECO’s service territory to encourage electric vehicle use.
In addition to the DC fast chargers, publicly accessible Level 2 charging is available at over 350 locations on Oahu, 100 on Maui, 50 on Hawaii island and one on Lanai.