Volta Industries installs the first of its public charging stations at Pearlridge Mall and Kahala Mall.
Volta Industries today unveiled the first stations in the Volta Hawaii network, a community sponsored, free-to-use electric vehicle charging network. Located at Pearlridge Mall and Kahala Mall, these four stations are the first designed and built by Volta in Honolulu.
“We are extremely proud to be the first shopping center in Hawaii to offer free EV charging to our customers,” explains Fred Paine, general manager of Pearlridge Center. “Not only is this a convenience to our customers and the community at large, a network of these free charging stations will help make Hawaii less dependent on fossil
The stations are available free of cost to anyone with an electric car. Each station is sponsored by a local business that provides electric vehicle charging as a free service to the community. “We’re strategically redirecting advertising to directly benefit the community,” said Scott Mercer, cofounder of Volta. “This way, our sponsors can use their campaigns to provide a free, local, high-tech service.”
The first sponsors are RevoluSun and Central Pacific Bank.
“As Hawaii’s largest solar electric company, RevoluSun’s mission is to build cleaner, smarter communities, and sponsoring these new electric charging stations helps us do just that,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal. “We’re proud to offer electric vehicle owners a chance to charge their cars for free at two of Hawaii’s favorite
In addition to stations at Pearlridge and Kahala, Volta plans to install several dozen free-to-use stations across Oahu over the next year.