To facilitate the permitting process for installing home EV charging stations, the City and County of Honolulu has posted the application online. You can find it here. **Note: You will need the Materials & Methods Approval Number, which your electrical contractor should be able to provide.
Hopefully, by the time most of Oahu's early EV adopters receive delivery of their pre-ordered Nissan Leafs, Mitsubishi i MiEVs, and Chevy Volts, there will be more public stations to recharge them, too. Businesses that wish to install a charging station qualify for a $500 rebate offered by DBEDT's EV Rebate Program, which is supported by federal stimulus funds. The rebate is also available for residential plug-in stations. It expires on Sep. 30.