Residential EV Pilot Rates
Hawaiian Electric provides electric vehicle owners with choices when it comes to charging their electric vehicle. Customers may stay on their current residential rate, or elect one of our EV pilot options to take advantage of lower rates at night. Take some time to understand which rate makes sense for you.
All EV rates are time-of-use (TOU), in which the electricity cost is dependent upon the time it is consumed. The rates are designed to encourage early adoption of electric vehicles and incentivize customers to charge EVs during off-peak times of the day that best match the islands' grid needs.
Customers enrolling on Schedule EV-R will have a new EV-R meter installed exclusive for EV charging. The customer must hire a licensed electrician to install and connect the new meter socket. The customer's household load will remain on the existing meter and account. There is no charge to install a new meter, but there is a $1.50 monthly metering charge. To encourage Off-Peak vehicle charging, lower rates will be offered from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and all weekend. For residential customers on Oahu, the Off-Peak EV charge rate will be six cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) below the standard. Charging during On-Peak times will be possible, but at three cents per kWh above the residential rate.
A permit is required for wiring upgrades to support your EV charging system. A new service connection and meter socket is required for Schedule EV-R. Enrollment qualifications for the EV charging rates include closure of applicable building permit(s) for EV charging stations, and a valid, current EV registration.
Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Pilot Rates are open to 1,000 customers on Oahu, 300 in Maui County, and 300 on Hawaii Island for charging highway-capable, four-wheeled electric vehicles. The pilot will be in effect until 2013.
Detailed rate schedule information:
- Schedule Residential TOU EV (residential whole house meter)
- Schedule EV-R (residential-separate meter for EV charging only)