06/24/2020

ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING BENEFITS TO SUNSET

This was published by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation on June 24, 2020. 

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the public that Act 168 Session Laws of Hawaii enacted in 2012, which provides electric vehicles (EV) free parking at state airports and most State and County parking lots and meters is scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2020.

Electric vehicles have been able to park at airports free of charge since 2012. Electric vehicle owners will be assessed the parking fee at the airports and any other lot or metered area that was previously free beginning 12 a.m. on July 1, 2020.

Act 168 also exempted EV’s with electric vehicle license plates from High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane restrictions, such as the Zipper Lane, even with a single occupant in their vehicle. HDOT Highways Division is working to continue this exemption past the sunset of Act 168 as it is supported by the Federal Highway Administration.

To read the Hawaii law applying to electric vehicles please click here.