Nissan ‘No Charge to Charge’ Expands to Hawaii

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Hot Topics

Nissan North America, Greenlots, Inc., and EVgo are bringing the popular “No Charge to Charge” (NCTC) promotion to the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territory. It provides up to two years of free fast-charging for those who purchase or lease a new Nissan LEAF from certified dealers in Hawai‘i after Nov. 1, 2018. A fast charger can fill a LEAF battery pack from empty to 80 percent in 30 to 45 minutes.

Anyone who purchased or leased a Nissan LEAF after Nov. 1, 2018, at a participating dealership can receive one complimentary 30-minute DC fast charging session per day for two years.

Free charging is accessed through an EZ Charge Card, available from participating dealers. For information, visit www.ez-charge.com or call (844) 392-4274. The customer is responsible for charging fees after 30 minutes.


Hawaiian Electric expands EV fast charger network

In January 2019, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) opened its newest electric vehicle DC fast charger in Pearl City. Go to HECO’s website and/or use their mobile map to find HECO’s EV fast charging stations across the islands.

The charge station supports CHAdeMO (used mostly by EVs like the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Kia Soul EV) and CCS (used by American and European EVs like the BMW i3 and as an option on the Chevy Bolt.) Tesla owners can charge using an adapter. It will be on the Greenlots network and will accept credit cards. It is included in the Nissan LEAF® “No Charge to Charge” program. More information is available at www.hawaiianelectric.com. Instructions for the new app features can be viewed at https://youtu.be/l2fmd87TrEw

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has authorized up to 25 utility-owned fast chargers across the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territory to encourage electric vehicle use by reducing range anxiety and providing a place to charge for those who cannot do so at home. In addition to the DC fast chargers, publicly accessible Level Two charging is available at over 350 locations on Oahu, 100 on Maui, 50 on Hawaii Island and one on Lanai.

More information is available by contacting 808-543-GoEV (4638), GoEV@hawaiianelectric.com or Hawaiian Electric GoEV, CP10-SR, P.O. Box 2750, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96840-0001.