AeroVironment says it has received an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program to fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt electric-vehicle (EV) charging docks throughout the state.
AeroVironment will partner with Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) to design and build public and semi-private charging stations at convenient locations for EV owners, including high-rise buildings, resorts and rental car facilities, AeroVironment explains. The company's charging docks, which include the two- or four-port EVSE-RS+ and EVSE-CS (commercial) dock, will be strategically located throughout Oahu, Hawaii Island, Maui and Kauai.
In addition, the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hawaii Natural Energy Institute will work with AeroVironment and HECO to collect data from chargers to analyze the impact of EVs and the associated infrastructure on the power distribution grid.
The State of Hawaii is offering a rebate of up to $500 for installing charging docks through its Hawaii EV Ready Rebate Program. Customers who purchase an EV are also eligible for a state rebate of up to $4,500.
SOURCE: AeroVironment Inc.