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Electric Vehicles (EV)

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Hawaiian Electric Co. said Wednesday it opened an electric vehicle fast charger at Waianae Mall. The charging station at 86-120 Farrington Highway is the seventh EV charger HECO has installed on Oahu. HECO said a fast charger can recharge an EV battery to 80 percent capacity in less than a half-hour. Among benefits […]

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(The Garden Island)  Of the more than 70,000 vehicles registered with Kauai County, 166 of them are electric. “If you’re a two-car family, it’s pretty easy (to convert to electronic vehicles),” said Ben Sullivan, energy and sustainability manager for Kauai County. “And in a few years, I see it becoming easier.” The Lihue Business Association […]

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(Utility Dive) Dive Brief: Already committed to generating 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, Hawaii will consider a State Legislature bill for all ground transportation energy to be renewable by the 2045 deadline, according to ABC News. Hawaii, which counts just 5,000 electric vehicles among its one million cars on the road, […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  The first Chevy Bolt all-electric car in Hawaii has hit the streets. Hawaii island residents Robert Smith and Karla McDermid Smith said they bought one of the first Chevy Bolts in California and shipped it to their home. “We live in a rural area on the Big Island, and this Chevy Bolt is […]

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(ABC News) Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to fuel up using renewable sources by 2045. […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Some 5,000 electric vehicles are registered to run on Hawaii roads now, and the state, clean-energy advocates and electrical utilities are working to expand the fleet. Hawaii’s electric vehicle fleet was up 27.8 percent in November from a year earlier, with 5,009 total registered EVs hitting the streets, according to the latest EV […]

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(Pacific Business News)  Eight organizations, including eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s investment firm Ulupono Initiative and Hawaii serial entrepreneur Henk Roger’s renewable energy nonprofit Blue Planet Foundation, have inked an agreement to work with each other to grow the number of electric vehicles being used in Hawaii. On Tuesday, Hawaiian Electric Co., Ulupono, Blue Planet, Rocky […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  More electric vehicle chargers are connecting to Oahu’s grid. Hawaiian Electric Co. opened two mobile chargers to the public Thursday. HECO and Energy Excelerator — a Honolulu-based program that helps energy startups — sponsored the chargers stationed at the Honolulu Airport Trade Center. The two Mobi Chargers, products of San Leandro, Calif.-based FreeWire […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Blue Planet Foundation said Wednesday the nonprofit is working to deploy an electric vehicle-sharing pilot program on Oahu. Shem Lawlor, Blue Planet Foundation’s clean transportation director, said the organization will file an application at the end of this month seeking $3 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Energy to support […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Hawaiian Electric Co. opened its fifth electric vehicle charging station Thursday. The charging station, near HECO’s office at 820 Ward Ave., makes for 203 electric charging stations with 455 outlets in the state, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The station is a DC Fast Charger similar to the four other stations […]

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