New electric car charger station opens in Waimea

  • The DC Fast Charger station provides two EV fast chargers for electric cars. Rates vary based on the day of the week and time used. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)
    The DC Fast Charger station provides two EV fast chargers for electric cars. Rates vary based on the day of the week and time used. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — Residents and visitors now have a convenient new location to charge their electric cars, 24 hours a day.

A DC Fast Charger station opened recently in the new extended parking lot at Waimea Center, adjacent to KTA. Offered by Hawaii Electric Light, it features two EV fast chargers.

Prices are $7.50 per session during mid-peak from 7 a.m.-5 pm. Monday-Friday, and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Off peak the cost is slightly lower at $7 per session from 9 p.m.-7 a.m. From 5-9 pm. Monday-Friday the price increases to $8 per session.

Users can pay by scanning a code on their iPhone or Android, or by ordering a Greenlots RFID card at https://charge.greenlots.com.

Additional EV chargers are located in Hilo and Kona. Hawaii Electric Light plans to hold an official blessing ceremony for the Waimea location sometime in March.

Info and assistance: 885-900-PLUG (7584), 969-0358 or go to HawaiiElectricLight.com/GoEV

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