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An NEV may operate at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour (mph) and is only permitted on roadways with speed limits of 25 mph or less. An NEV must have a notice of the operational restrictions pertaining to the vehicle permanently attached to, or painted on, the vehicle in a location that is in clear view of the driver. An NEV is a four-wheeled self-propelled electrically-powered motor vehicle that produces no emissions, has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds, and conforms to the minimum safety equipment requirements in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 286-2, 286-41, and 291C-134)
A multi-family residential dwelling or townhouse owner may install EVSE on or near a parking stall at the dwelling as long as the EVSE is in compliance with applicable rules and specifications, the EVSE is registered with the private entity within 30 days of installation, and the homeowner receives consent from the private entity if the EVSE is placed in a common area. Private entities may adopt rules that restrict the placement and use of EVSE but may not charge a fee for the placement. The EVSE owner is responsible for any damages resulting from the installation, maintenance, repair, removal, or replacement of the EVSE. A private entity includes associations of homeowners, community associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives.
A working group within the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism identified and examined the issues regarding multi-family dwelling EVSE requests to private entities. The group reported its findings and recommendations to the state legislature in December 2015.
(Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 196-7.5)
Qualified PEVs affixed with special state-issued PEV license plates may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of passengers and are exempt from parking fees charged by any state or county authority. PEVs displaying state PEV license plates are also exempt from parking fees, except when parked at a meter for more than 2.5 hours or the maximum time allowed to park, whichever is longer. Parking fee exemptions do not apply to parking fees assessed in increments longer than 24 hours, including weekly, monthly, and annual parking permits. The exemptions are effective through June 30, 2020, or until September 30, 2019, if federal authorization for HOV lane access expires. (Reference Hawaii Acts 168)
Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, offer time-of-use rates for commercial customers with electric vehicle supply equipment. The pilot rates are available to customers on Oahu, in Maui County, and on the Island of Hawaii. For more information, see the Hawaiian Electric Company EVs website.
Hawaiian Electric customers and employees can receive a $3,500 rebate for the purchase of a new 2018 or 2019 Nissan Leaf. Rebates are available through April 1, 2019. To receive the rebate, applicants must show the flyer and a recent Hawaiian Electric utility bill or proof of employment to a participating Nissan dealer.