Pilot program aims to increase EV chargers

  • A car is plugged in at the EV charging station in the parking lot of Hawaii Community College in Hilo on Tuesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kelly Coleman’s car charges at an EV charging station in the Target parking lot in Hilo on Tuesday. (

  • Kelly Coleman sits in her car as it charges at an EV charging station in the Target parking lot in Hilo on Tuesday. Coleman said the most reliable chargers are in the store’s parking lot. (photos by Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

A pilot program by Hawaiian Electric will subsidize electric vehicle chargers throughout the state in an effort to improve charging infrastructure.