New electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Big Island

New electric vehicle charging stations coming to the Big Island

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - 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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