LIHUE — To ring in the New Year, the state of Hawaii, under contract with the state Public Utilities Commission, began the Electric Vehicle Charging Station incentives program. The EVCS incentives program will supply rebates for the installation of shared-use EV charging stations, and is available to businesses, residences and institutions.
To qualify, the EVCS must serve EV fleets, be made available for public use, or serve multiple tenants, employees or customers.
New installations can receive up to $4,500 per multi-port, networked, Level 2 EVCS, and $35,000 per networked, DC fast-charging EVCS. EVCS retrofits may receive up to $3,000 per multi-port, networked, Level 2 EVCS, and $28,000 per networked, DC fast-charging EVCS.
In total, the program allocates $400,000 in rebates for projects completed through June 30, 2021. Hawaii Energy will administer the EVCS rebate funding in two rounds: $150,000 for projects completed between now through June 30, 2020, and $250,000 for projects completed from July 1 through June 30, 2021.