Electric car permits now available online

Published: May. 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM HST|Updated: May. 27, 2011 at 6:11 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - City permits are now available online for installation of charging stations that allow homes to power new electric vehicles.

According to Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlise, the new system supports the City's sustainability and climate protection strategy.

"We're making it easier for people to start using electric vehicles and help decrease our dependence on fossil fuels that harm our environment," Carlisle said.

Carlisle made the announcement Friday afternoon at the Honolulu Civic Center Grounds with the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association, the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and Hawaiian Electric Company.

Through the DBEDT's Electric Vehicle Rebate Program, qualifying buyers can receive rebates of up to $4,500 toward the purchase of new electric vehicles.

Rebates of up to $500 are also available for the purchase and installation of new electric vehicle chargers in homes or business sites.

The rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. They are also subject to the availability of funds and will expire on Sept. 30.

For more information on the charging station installation permits, click HERE.

For rebate applications, click HERE.

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