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New electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Big Island

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    Newest electric vehicle charging station targets urban condo dwellers

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    Hawaii drivers are embracing electric vehicles. In less than four years, the number of electric vehicles has grown from 600 to 4,000, experts say. But demand has outpaced the availability of charging supply, and condo dwellers are finding themselves scrambling for available charging stations.

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    Hawaii drivers are embracing electric vehicles. In less than four years, the number of electric vehicles has grown from 600 to 4,000, experts say. But demand has outpaced the availability of charging supply, and condo dwellers are finding themselves scrambling for available charging stations.

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In less than 4 years, the number of electric vehicles on Hawaii roads has gone up from 600 to just over 4-thousand, but there are only about 500 public charging ports statewide

Hawaiian Electric plans to install three, fast-charging stations on the Big Island. One in Hilo, one in Kona, and one somewhere in between by May. 

"These public charging stations, particularly, fast charging stations can be a real critical bridge to helping the common person go out and feel comfortable purchasing an electric vehicle," said Shem Lawlor of the Blue Planet Foundation.

A fast charging session will cost $6 dollars and 50 cents during most of the day -- but will be slightly more during peak times from 5 pm. to 9 p.m..

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