There’s no better time than now to get EV ready!

Hawai`i Energy, in partnership with Ulupono Initiative, is providing an exciting pilot incentive program to encourage EV Charging Station installations at commercial buildings throughout our state.

Rebate amount: Up to $5,000 per station, now until June 30, 2019.
(Terms & conditions apply. See below and read the application for full details.)

Limited time offer, first-come first-served basis. Expires on June 30, 2019 or while funding lasts. Apply now!

Get Started

Eligible workplaces or multi-unit residential dwellings can receive rebates of $5,000 each for each new installation and $1,500 each for retrofitting from single- to dual-port Level 2 EV Charging Stations with network connectivity.

How Do I Start?

Pick an approved CEA contractor. Then the contractor will take the following three steps:

  1. Assess: First, the contractor will visit your building to assess the site and its infrastructure. The contractor will then provide a proposal on the EV Charging Station installation at your site.
  2. Order: Once the assessment is complete and you approve the project, the contractor will order the charging station that will suit your needs.
  3. Install: Your new EV Charging Station will be installed and you must submit all required documentation along with your incentive application to demonstrate completed installation by June 30, 2019.

Workplace Rebate

Application FAQ

Multi-Unit Dwellings Rebate

(e.g., Apartments and Condominiums)

Application FAQ


Call us at (808) 839-8880 or email us at .

Why Install A Station At Your Facility?


  • Add value to your property: As EVs become more mainstream, having a place to charge during the day offers convenience for employees and tenants and can increase the appeal and value of your properties.
  • Commitment to sustainability: Demonstrate your company’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices and attract visitors and tenants who are like-minded!
  • Revenue generation: Charging stations can also provide revenue to help you offset maintenance costs or generate income.

Who Can Apply?

All applicants must at least:

  • Be a commercial customer of the Hawaiian Electric family of utilities (HECO, HELCO, and MECO) and the owner and/or landlord of a workplace or multi-unit dwelling in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawai`i County or Maui County.
  • Have the legal authority to have a charging station installed in the designated parking area.
  • Purchase and install the charging station by June 30, 2019.


To receive this rebate:

  • EV charging stations must be new, UL-listed, dual-port, Level 2 EV charging stations with network connectivity.
  • There must be the appropriate number of parking spots assigned per station (see applications for more details) and type of regulatory signage reserving spots for the stations.
  • Usage of the stations must be designated for the building's businesses, tenants and/or authorized guests, and cannot be intended for fleet charging, public charging, or private individually-owned parking spots.

For more details, please see the Incentive Applications and FAQs above.

Learn more about EVs and why they’re so cool!

This program is jointly funded by our friends at Ulupono Initiative.