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Fast Charging

Hawaiian Electric’s DC Fast Chargers can provide a typical electric vehicle with over 40 miles of additional range in just 15 minutes. Drivers who charge during the day can expect lower rates.

Here is some additional information regarding which vehicles are compatible with our chargers:

  • Our charging stations support vehicles with a standard CHAdeMO or CCS port
  • Our charging stations have both standard port options, but can only charge one vehicle at a time
  • CHAdeMO ports are used in Japanese, Korean or Tesla (with Tesla CHAdeMO adaptor) EVs
  • CCS ports are used in American, European and Korean EVs
  • Most plug-in hybrid vehicles and some older EV models are not equipped to fast charge

How to Use Chargers

Using fast chargers is quick and easy. Just follow these four steps:


Fast chargers accept the following payment types:

  • Credit Card
  • Shell Recharge or OpConnect App (available on Google Play or iTunes)
  • Shell Recharge (formerly Greenlots) or OpConnect Network Card

Setting up an account with either app requires minimum balance. If you have any questions or need help with charger apps, please contact:

Select your port type

Choose between CHAdeMO or CCS port.

Plug in and charge

You’re set! Just plug in your vehicle and start charging.

Quick note: Here are some tips for using the CHAdeMo port and adapters. Some vehicles (e.g. Tesla) require an adapter to use the standard CHAdeMo port at our stations. Adapters can be purchased from the vehicle manufacturer.

End your charge session

Press any of the silver buttons to wake up the machine and then press Stop on the top left-hand silver button. DO NOT press the red emergency stop button.

Charging Etiquette

To ensure a smooth and safe experience with our fast chargers, we’ve outlined some charging etiquette tips:

  • Only park in a designated charging space when you are actively charging.
  • While there is no time limit for active charging, we ask that you promptly unplug and move your vehicle once your charge is finished.
  • Consider wrapping up once your EV is 80% charged in order to protect the battery. Most EVs slow the charging rate once its 80% full.
  • Consider charging more frequently for shorter sessions to allow more people to use the fast charger.
  • Do not unplug other EVs from charging stations unless they’ve left a note giving permission to do so.
  • Please return the plug and cord to their proper place after using them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about electric vehicles and charging.

Interested in Hawaiian Electric’s efforts to electrify transportation?

Check out our Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap and additional resources.

Public Charging Map

Most EV drivers charge up at home overnight. If an employer has charging available that’s another popular option. Public charging helps out when you are on longer trips or don’t have access to charging at home. Vermont has about 350 public charging locations and more are on the way. We are fortunate to have the highest per capita rate of public charging availability in the United States, so odds are good there is a location near where you want to be. See our map and additional information below for details on finding and using public charging.

EV charging stations in Vermont:

Fast Chargers

Level 1/2 Chargers


Fuel Available

The map shows current locations of EV charging stations according to the US Dept of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Station Locator. Please contact us if you are aware of a public charging site not shown on the map. Sites can take several weeks to appear after opening due to the verification process.

Charging Networks

Most public charging locations require payment. Typically Level 2 charging will cost around 0.20/kWh and DC Fast Charging will cost 0.35-0.50/kWh. Fast charging is significantly more than most people would pay to charge at home, although some automakers include credits for fast charging with an EV sale. Our charging station map does not include pricing information, so EV drivers are encouraged to sign up for an account with the payment network operator and check their website or smartphone apps before visiting. Current EV charging networks active in Vermont or nearby include:

Network information will appear in the station details pop-up when clicking on the map below. Some charging stations that are close together on the map may be hard to distinguish, so we recommend zooming in to your destination to confirm the location and number of charging ports.

Tesla also has their own dedicated network of Supercharger fast charging and level 2 Destination Charging. Most of these Tesla locations are available only to Tesla owners, but a small number of Superchargers are equipped with SAE CCS plug adapters to allow non-Tesla drivers to access them through Tesla’s smartphone app. Learn more about non-Tesla Supercharging at this Tesla support resource.

If you are traveling to Canada you will want to check out The Electric Circuit and Flo Network for charging on your journey. These networks also have Smart phone apps that can be used to start a charging session if you do not have an access card with you.

Other Charging Maps

Plugshare is very popular source of information on charging stations, with users able to filter locations based on their vehicle model, provide feedback, and plan trips through the smartphone app and website. ChargePoint also has a smartphone application which can show real time availability of charging stations on their network. Errors and omissions may exist in any of these sources.

Our current map of charging does not include information on plug types available at specific locations. We strongly recommend using PlugShare to filter charging locations to only show plug types compatible with your vehicle and reviewing recent user check-ins before relying on a DC Fast Charging location.

EV drivers are always encouraged to plan ahead and know where alternative charging station options may exist in case there is an equipment problem or a station is in-use. Some EVs have built-in systems to help plan long distance travel and find backup charging locations in case of an outage. PlugShare and A Better Routeplanner also offer EV road trip planning aids.

Future EV Charging Availability

Vermont has more public charging availability than many other states, but reaching the State’s goals for EV adoption will require expanding our network. Fortunately the State already has a contract in place with Blink EV Charging to build out 11 additional DC fast charging locations in Enosburg, Fair Haven, Johnson, Ludlow, Newport, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, South Hero, St Johnsbury, and Wilmington. Another contract with Norwich Technologies will add fast charging at six more locations in Alburgh, Bradford, Brighton, Hardwick, Vergennes and Waterbury. Many of these should be installed in 2022. Additional information on State funding support for EV charging is available on the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s EV charging grant program resources. Adding charging at these 17 locations will mean travelers on Vermont roads will never be more than about 30 miles to a fast charging location.

The State is also working on a statewide EV charging plan to help guide future investments, including approximately 20 million in federal funding flowing to the State through the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The Vermont Agency of Transportation’s website has a resource on NEVI requirements and opportunities for public comment.

Recharge Boston: Boston’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program

First, we need people who drive alone to take transit, carpool, bike or walk to work instead. To reach our carbon neutrality goals, any remaining vehicles must be electric or zero-emission vehicles.

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Electric vehicles are cars or other vehicles powered completely, or in part, by electricity. They produce lower emissions and less noise than vehicles powered by gasoline, diesel, and other fossil fuels. Electric vehicles can include electric assisted small vehicles, including electric-bycicles and electric-foot scooters.

The City has a goal of every household being within a 10 minute walk of a public EV charging station or EV car share. EV charging stations are being installed in City owned parking lots.

We have compiled information into ‘how-to’ documents. These documents answer questions on owning and operating an electric vehicle. Please contact us if you have more questions.

Boston’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Roadmap

The City of Boston has released its Zero-Emission Vehicle Roadmap. The long-term strategy accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles and other zero-emission transportation. Executive Summary Zero-emission roadmap

City of Boston ZEV Programs

The City of Boston is installing EV Charging Stations throughout Boston, to improve access to public charging

To increase access to public EV charging, the City of Boston is installing EV charging stations in some of our municipal parking lots.

Parking in our municipal parking lots is free. EV charging is 0.25/kWh. There is a 1.00 per hour inactive charge once your charging has completed.

We are testing the use of e-cargo bikes as part of our City Employee fleet program, as an alternative to using a car.

Knox is a city owned cargo e-trike. A cargo e-trike is a three wheeled bicycle with electric battery assist and a large compartment for carrying items. We wanted to help City employees lead by example while conducting City business. We hypothesized that for short-distance trips, the trike would be a reasonable replacement for a car or truck. For more information on the program visit Knox: The Cargo E-Trike.

We are working with local partners to pilot the use of e-cargo bikes as a delivery model to replace vans and trucks.

In the summer 2020, the City of Boston released an Electric Cargo Bike Request for Information (RFI). We wanted to gain information on how e-cargo bikes could fit into our City’s delivery landscape. We received 13 responses that included information on

  • e-cargo bike types
  • data management
  • operational logistics
  • policy support, and
  • planning.

The City of Boston, through the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge, has contracted with Nelson/Nygaard. They will design and potentially launch an e-cargo bike delivery pilot program. Over the next few months the City will work to identify:

  • regulatory
  • administrative, and
  • operational challenges to e-cargo bike delivery within the City.

Good2Go is an electric vehicle (EV) car-share program with sliding scale rates. It supports affordable access to clean transportation options in Nubian Square, Roxbury, and surrounding neighborhoods. Roxbury has been the heart of Bos

For a list of locations visit

The primary goal of the program is to serve local residents and businesses. Individuals of any incomes will be able to use the service, and those who qualify with lower incomes will pay a lower rate. Providing access to shared electric vehicles means participants will become more familiar with operating an EV, and be able to make a comfortable, safe, and environmentally friendly transportation choice.

The City Boston is partnering with Good2Go by locating vehicles in our municipal parking lots. The expansion of EV car sharing is included in the City’s Climate Action Plan and Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Roadmap. Both of these initiatives outline a multifaceted strategy for citywide ZEV deployment. The City’s goal is for 100% of residents to be within a 10-minute walk of an EV car-share facility or a public EV charger.

Shell Recharge Charging Stations

Shell Recharge is a public charging network which provides fast, Rapid and ultra-Rapid chargers for EV owners in the UK, and their charging speeds range between 7 kW to 175 kW. They serve pay-as-you-go customers at between 55p. 85p per kWh.

They’re a fast-growing network which hopes to have 5000 charging points in the UK by 2025. Shell Recharge is the first EV network launched by a major oil company; they have charging points in 33 countries across Europe.

Bonnet supports Allego-operated Shell stations. You can find their charging stations in the same forecourts as their refuelling stations. They are currently a relatively small network but are looking to expand.

Where Does Shell Recharge Cover?

Shell Recharge have charging stations all over the United Kingdom. You can find their charging stations at Shell refuelling stations. Most of their network comprises a mix of fast, Rapid and ultra-Rapid chargers. Most charging locations have a range of speeds available.

To see if there is a nearby Shell Recharge station to where you live, you should check out their website or download their app and view their charging map.

Chargings Speeds At Shell Recharge Charging Points

Shell Recharge provides fast, Rapid and ultra-Rapid chargers at their locations. They use the Type 2 connector for AC charging and the CCS and the CHAdeMO connectors for DC charging. Not all charging stations in the UK provide chargers for the CHAdeMO connector as it is not the European standard DC connector.

Their chargers go from speeds between 7. 175 kW. Not all stations provide all their charging speeds, so if you’re interested in knowing which speeds are at your nearest Shell Recharge point, you should check out their app or website.

To help you understand how long it would take to charge to charge your EV using Shell Recharge’s charging speeds, we’ve calculated how long it would take to charge three of the UK’s most popular EVs from 10. 80% using their chargers.

We’re calculating 10. 80% because you can damage your battery if you let it drain to 0% or fill up to 100%. Also, most EVs slow down their charge as they approach 100% power, so it is hard to give a definitive time for a 0. 100% charge.

The three EVs we’re using to calculate Shell Recharge’s charging time are the 40 kWh Nissan Leaf, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range and the Jaguar I-Pace.

Type of Charger Connector Type Time To Charge Tesla Model 3 Long Range to 80%
7 kW Chargers Type 2 Connector 7 Hours, 30 Minutes
22 kW Chargers Type 2 Connector 4 Hours, 46 Minutes
50 kW Chargers CCS CHAdeMO Connectors 1 Hour, 3 Minutes
70 kW Chargers CCS CHAdeMO Connectors 45 Minutes
150 kW Charger CCS Connector 21 Minutes
175 kW Charger CCS Connector 18 Minutes

7 kW charger

Shell Recharge’s 7 kW charger uses the Type 2 connector for AC charging. The 7 kW Charger is best used for topping up your EV as it takes a long time to charge it substantially.

It will take the following times if you charge the three EVs from 10. 80% using a 7 kW charger. It would take the 40 kWh Nissan Leaf 4 hours and 15 minutes, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range 7 hours and 30 minutes, and the Jaguar I-Pace 9 hours.

22 kW Charger

The 22 kW charger uses the Type 2 connector for AC charging. 22 kW is more than most EVs can charge using their AC connector, so this charger will instead probably charge at your EV’s max AC charging speed.

The 22 kW charger would take 4 hours and 15 minutes to charge the 40 kWh Nissan Leaf from 10. 80%, it would take the Tesla Model 3 Long Range 4 hours and 46 minutes, and it would take the Jaguar I-Pace 5 hours and 42 minutes.

50 kW Charger

Shell Recharge’s 50 kW charger uses the CCS or the CHAdeMO connector for DC charging. 50 kW is the most common DC charging speed in the UK.

Using this charger to charge from 10. 80% would take the following times. It would take the 40 kWh Nissan Leaf 36 minutes, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range 1 hour and 3 minutes and the Jaguar I-Pace 1 hour and 15 minutes.

70 kW Charger

A 70 kW charger uses the CCS and CHAdeMO connectors for DC charging. 70 kW is a Rapid charging speed.

It would take the 40 kWh Nissan leaf 36 minutes to charge from 10. 80% using a 70 kW charger. It would take the Tesla Model 3 Long Range 45 minutes and the Jaguar I-Pace 54 minutes.

150 kW Charger

Shell Recharge’s 150 kW charger uses the CCS and CHAdeMO connector for DC charging. A 150 kW charger is ultra-Rapid and much faster than most charging points in the UK.

Using a 150 kW charger to charge the three EVs from 10. 80% would take the following times. It would take the 40 kWh Nissan Leaf 36 minutes, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range 21 minutes and the Jaguar I-Pace 37 minutes.

175 kW Charger

The 175 kW charger uses the CCS or the CHAdeMO connector for DC charging. This ultra-Rapid charger charges faster than most EVs DC connectors’ max speed. The only one of the three EVs we’re using that can charge above 175 kW is the Tesla Model 3 Long Range; the other two charge at their max speed when using this charger.

Shell Recharge’s 175 kW charger would take 36 minutes to charge the 40 kWh Nissan Leaf from 10. 80%, it would take 18 minutes to charge the Tesla Model 3 Long Range, and it would take 37 minutes to charge the Jaguar I-Pace.

How Much Does It Cost To Charge At Shell Recharge Charging Stations?

Shell Recharge charge different depending on which charger speed you use. They don’t have any membership option; you must download their app to use their chargers.

Shell Recharge charges 55p per kWh for their fast chargers, 79p per kWh for their Rapid chargers and 85p for their ultra-Rapid chargers.

Shell Recharger Chargers Price per kWh
Fast Chargers (7. 22kW) £0.55
Rapid Chargers (50. 100 kW) £0.79
Ultra-Rapid Chargers (100 kW) £0.85

Get Cheaper EV Charging With Bonnet

Shell Recharge are a great charging network with various charging speeds and locations across the country. However, they’re not cheap, and their lack of membership might be annoying for EV owners who hope to use their stations frequently.

If you’re interested in discounted chargers across the country and at any speed, you should download Bonnet.

Bonnet is our app which allows EV users to access thousands of charging points across the country, with different locations, and charging speeds to ensure you find the right charger. We hope to provide EV owners with affordable kW to make public charging easier.

If you’re interested in discounted EV prices, you should get one of our membership options, Bonnet Boosts. Bonnet Boosts can help you save up to 15% off your EV charging within our partners’ charging networks. We have two options for EV owners to choose from.

The first is called Light Boost. Light Boost allows EV owners to save 10% off their charging bill for just £2 monthly. That’s £24 across the whole year for potentially hundreds in savings. Light Boost allows you to access all our partners’ charging points in the UK and abroad.

Our other option is called Turbo Boost. Turbo Boost is £8 monthly for 15% off all your charging. Turbo Boost is the best option for EV owners who charge at public charging points a lot and are looking for ways to save money. Turbo Boost helps you save more the more you charge.

Try Bonnet

We’ve partnered with some of the UK’s best public charging networks to ensure that we offer various charging options for our customers to help them find the perfect charging point that suits their requirements. Our app works with slow chargers, ultra-Rapid chargers, on-street parking and service station charging.

One of the most annoying things about public charging is the need to download an app for each network you use, and this can clutter your phone and slow it down. You don’t need to download hundreds of network apps to access the best public chargers; you only need Bonnet.

Access the UK’s best charging networks by downloading Bonnet here.

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