An electric vehicle on which a license plate described in section 3 is affixed shall be exempt from:
(1) The payment of parking fees, including those collected through parking meters, charged by any governmental authority, other than a branch of the federal government, when being operated in this State; and
(2) High occupancy vehicle restrictions or other traffic control measures.
So once you have your EV plates you can park for free in any County or State lot (and drive in the HOV lane with only one person ion the car). That is the law but that doesn't mean they will let you park for free. I started this thread so we can keep track of who is and is not complying with the law so you will know what to expect if you try parking at one of the places that is supposed to be free for EVs. I also want to get information on the ones that don't so that we can persuade them to follow the law. If you are refused free parking please save the receipt and record all the information about the time and place etc. and post to this thread about it. As the thread expands I will edit this post and update the lists.
Here is a list of places known to give free parking for cars with EV plates:
The Hawaii Convention Center
UH Manoa Lower Campus Parking Lot (Zone 20)
China Town C&C lot on Beretania (if the attendant refuses tell them to call their supervisor).
Here are places where you should be able to park free but have refused free parking:
UH Manoa Upper Campus lots in the Pay for Park places. I took this to small claims court and lost.