Aloha Petroleum and AeroVironment have teamed up to help expand Hawaii’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The two companies worked together to install electric vehicle fast charging stations at three gas stations on Oahu. Electric vehicle owners can fully recharge their vehicles in less than 30 minutes and for a limited time, owners can utilize this new service free of charge.
The new DC fast chargers will work on vehicles that have a CHAdeMO fast-charging outlet, including the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Owners of a CHAdeMO-equipped electric vehicle that want to take advantage of a fast, full recharge can stop by one of these three fueling stations:
- Aloha Island Mart Kahala (4339 Waialae Ave.)
- Aloha Island Mart Waipio-Gentry (94-826 Ukee St.)
- Kailua Shell (434 Kuulei Rd.)
According to Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum, "Use of electric vehicles is steadily increasing across Oahu. As our customers' driving habits evolve, we're proud to provide innovative, clean and reliable ways to fuel their vehicles, whether it's gas-powered or electric."
The new charging stations are part of a larger effort to improve the island state’s EV charging infrastructure. The Hawaii EV Ready Grant Program received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to manage the installation of 200 charging stations at 80 locations throughout the state.