AeroVironment announced a deal with the state of Hawaii to install 320 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state.
Under an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program, the company will provide up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt EV charging docks throughout the islands.
Once deployment is completed, Hawaii will have one of the nation’s first statewide public charging networks supporting electric vehicle drivers.
AeroVironment will partner with Hawaiian Electric Company to design and build public and semi-private charging stations at convenient locations for electric vehicle owners, including high-rise buildings, resorts and rental car facilities.
AeroVironment’s charging docks, including the two-port or four-port EVSE-RS+ and EVSE-CS (commercial) dock, will be strategically located throughout Oahu, Hawaii Island, Maui, and Kauai. AeroVironment has installed more than 1,000 charging docks in more than 300 communities across 18 states since November 2010.
The State of Hawaii is offering a rebate of up to $500 for installing charging docks through its Hawaii EV Ready Rebate Program. Customers who purchase an EV are also eligible for a state rebate of up to $4,500. In combination with the Hawaii EV Ready Grant Program and other development efforts, the rebates aim to establish the state as a leader in the clean transportation movement.
The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa will work with AeroVironment and Hawaiian Electric to collect data from chargers to analyze the impact of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure on the power distribution grid.