Electrify America, one of the largest DC fast charging networks in the United States, opened its first EV charging station in Hawaii – in Pearl City. The site is equipped with four individual chargers, rated at up to 150 kW of power.
It’s the first out of three stations that Electrify America intends to install on Oahu, at three Walmart locations:
- Walmart 5274 (Pearl City, HI) – open (4x 150 kW)
- Walmart 3478 (Honolulu, HI) – “coming soon”
- Walmart 3883 (Kapolei, HI) – “coming soon”
“The new station – featuring four chargers, which can deliver up to 150 kW to capable vehicles – is part of Electrify America’s overall expansion plan to help build range confidence for EV drivers. While visiting the station, EV drivers can pay by credit or debit card, or by using the Electrify America mobile app, which allows drivers to easily locate a station, initiate a charge and check charging session progress from their phones for a seamless experience from start to finish.”
Interestingly, Hawaii has one of the highest number of electric car registrations in the country per 1,000 people. In 2022 it was more than 15.4 plug-in electric cars (BEV or PHEV) per 1,000 people, second only to California (over 27.5 per 1,000 people) and slightly ahead of Washington and Oregon. This means that electrification of Hawaii is progressing faster then US average.
Prices in Hawaii depends on the membership and power output (exceeding 90 kW of power makes charging more expensive):
- Guest & Pass Members: $0.19/min (1-90 kW) or $0.37/min (1-350 kW)
- Pass+ Members: $0.15/min (1-90 kW) or $0.29/min (1-350 kW)
* requires $4 monthly fee
There is no session fee at the sites, but there is an idle fee of $0.40/min, after a 10-minute grace period (once charging stops).
The number of Electrify America fast charging stations in the US is 800 (installed in 47 states plus the District of Columbia), while the number of fast chargers is approaching 3,500. Many of them are rated at up to 350 kW of power and ready for 800 V battery systems.
By 2026, the company (together with Electrify Canada), plans to operate more than 1,800 charging stations and over 10,000 individual chargers in the US and Canada counted together.