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    Video: Pretty scenery alert: Nissan Leaf drives up a volcano on Maui

    Gravity taketh away but gravity giveth back, Nissan is trying to teach all of us. The Japanese automaker has posted a two-minute video about Maui resident Neil Wagner using his Nissan Leaf to catch the legendary sunrise over the volcano in Haleakalā National Park. After climbing the ...

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    Official: Coastal states will lead plug-in vehicle adoption through 2022

    Aloha, indeed. While California will unsurprisingly add the most plug-in vehicles out of any state over the next decade, Hawaii will have the highest number of plug-ins as a percentage of overall vehicle sales. That's the one-sentence summary of a recent study from Navigant Research (formerly ...

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    Report: Hawaii not enforcing EV charging station laws at big parking lots

    When it comes to enforcing a Hawaii state law mandating operators of large parking lots to provide electric-vehicle charging stations, the Aloha spirit is a little too laid back for some plug-in advocates. Long considered a pioneer for widespread plug-in vehicle adoption, Hawaii's having trouble ...

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    Report: Better Place bankruptcy still causing problems for EV drivers in Hawaii

    The fallout of the Better Place bankruptcy is still being felt in Hawaii and leaving some plug-in vehicle drivers with far fewer charging opportunities than they originally suspected. According to an article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, OpConnect took over the Better Place charging ...

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    Official: Hawaii HECO utilities will cut charging rates to encourage EVs

    One of the smallest US states continues to be one of the biggest proponents of electric-vehicle adoption, and is now offering special electric-use charging rates for folks who install EV charging stations. The Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has received approval from the state's Public Utilities ...

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    Official: Plug In America releases guidebook for Hawaii EV drivers

    Plug In America is saying Aloha to Hawaii's growing legion of electric-vehicle drivers. The electric vehicle advocate group used a $50,000 grant from the State of Hawaii to produce a 48-page guidebook (PDF) designed to help novices adopt their first electric vehicle. The document – ...

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    Official: Only 6% of U.S. utilities offer electric vehicle tariffs

    The feds may be willing to make some financial concessions to encourage electric-vehicle use, but utility companies? Not so much. Just six percent of U.S. utilities offer special electricity rates for plug-in vehicle drivers charging their vehicles at home, according to a report released this ...

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    Report: Hawaii adds $350,000 to EV rebate program, extends it seven months

    With the state of Hawaii adding cash to its EV-rebate kitty, more electric-vehicle enthusiasts will likely be saying "Mahalo." Hawaii added $350,000 to its electric-vehicle rebate program and extended the deadline for buyers of EVs and electric-vehicle chargers to collect on such rebates by ...

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    Official: U.S. Army unveils GM-made fuel-cell military vehicles

    The U.S. Army unveiled a fleet of General Motors-made hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles in Hawaii as part of that state's efforts to cut down its use of fossil fuels and its dependence on non-renewable energy. All U.S. military branches will test the vehicles to find out the effectiveness of ...

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    Official: If you were 95% dependent on imported oil, you'd want EVs, too

    The state of Hawaii is ramping up efforts to encourage electric-vehicle adoption by increasing the number of electric vehicle and charging station rebates it gives out this year. There's little wonder why this is important, since Hawaii is the country's most oil-dependent state and is looking to ...

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    Hawaii Teacher wins Mitsubishi i MIEV

    The teaching profession catches a lot of political flak these days, so it's nice to see a story like this, where a deserving educator gets what we would consider a pretty cool prize. Chad Miller, a high school teacher in Kailua, Hawaii, will be rolling around in a Mitsubishi i MIEV for a year, ...

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    AeroVironment installs its first charging station in Hawaii

    Environmentally conscious vacationers will likely be thrilled to know that if they rent a plug-in vehicle in Hawaii and stay at the Marriott Waikiki, then they will have no problem juicing up their vehicle since AeroVironment has installed a charging station on the hotel's grounds. Apparently, ...

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    Mitsubishi teams with Hawaii to advance deployment of electric vehicles

    Mitsubishi Motors North America and the State of Hawaii have teamed up to improve the infrastructure and advance the deployment of electric vehicles – especially the Mitsubishi i – in the tropical island. Estrella Seese, acting energy program administrator at Hawaii's Department of ...

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    Hawaii now offering up to $4,500 rebate for plug-in vehicles

    Residents of Hawai'i have less than four months to take advantage of up to $4,500 in rebates for plug-in vehicles and $500 in incentives for the purchase and installation of a home or business charging system. The rebates, offered by the Hawai'i Electric Vehicle Ready Program and administered by ...

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    Hawaii turns to AeroVironment to install 320 public charging stations

    On Thursday, Monrovia, CA-based AeroVironment (AV) announced that it struck up a deal to install 320 Level 2 public charging stations throughout the state of Hawaii. The $820,000 contract from Hawaii's Electric Vehicle Ready Program calls for AV to not only deploy an electric vehicle (EV) ...

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    GM announces big Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative plan; plug-in advocates still pushing for electric vehicles

    Just because the overall mood in the advanced automotive technology field has shifted pretty much into a plug-in vehicle direction doesn't mean that hydrogen fuel cells are dead and buried. Even in a place as tailor-made for electric vehicles as Hawai'i, the fight for H2 continues. Today, GM ...

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    This is how you power your electric car on biodiesel

    Hawai'i is no stranger to biodiesel cars or electric vehicles (EVs), but with Better Place's push to get an electric vehicle infrastructure set up (wonder how that's going) we might see an increase in EVs in the islands – as we should. Should that happen, news about the Hawaiian Electric ...

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    General Motors to establish pilot hydrogen infrastructure in Hawaii

    Hawaii is set to get the first hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the United States thanks to a pilot project announced today by General Motors and The Gas Company. The Gas Company is the local natural gas and propane utility on the island state. Hawaii makes an ideal location for testing new ...

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    CT&T chooses Hawaii for production of company's tiny electric cars

    South Korean-based CT&T, makers of quirky little electric cars like the one pictured above, has chosen the beautiful island state of Hawaii as the new locale for a $200 million assembly plant that could employ as many as 400 people once construction is complete. CT&T is pondering four ...

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    Report: Hawaii could have 10,000 electric vehicles in five years

    There are four big reasons why Hawai'i is an ideal electric vehicle market: no real range anxiety, a lot of eco-minded citizens, current high energy costs, lots of solar potential. We've been saying as much since 2006. Since then, there has been some progress made: a partnership with Better ...


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