A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

USA: Hawaii to Electric Car “What Napa Valley is to Grapes”

A public event will be held on Maui, announcing the availability of the island’s newest electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

The “Drive Electric Maui” event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9th, at Better Place in the Kihei Foodland plaza, the site of the new charging station.

Better Place, a leading global provider of electric car networks, will host the event, which includes a demonstration on how to charge an EV, how EVs work, and how far they can go on one charge.

There will also be a Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt on hand for inspection.

“This is good news for fans of zero-emission vehicles,” said Anne Ku, Director of Maui EVA (Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance) in a statement today.

“This is a milestone in our effort to get Maui ready for EVs. We are thrilled that the general public can finally see and access a charging station,” said Ku.

Last December, when the group conducted a survey of the attendees of the movie Revenge of the Electric Car, most people had never seen an EV, let alone a charging station, according to Ku.

“The first truly mass-produced electric cars are driving on our Hawaii roads and more are headed our way,” said Brian Goldstein, director of Better Place in Hawaii.

“This ‘Drive Electric Days’ event will help raise awareness of the many benefits electric cars offer and the Better Place network of charge spots on Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Oahu, offering more public charge points per capita in Hawaii than any other state,” said Goldstein.

Current EV owners – or those planning to purchase one this year – will be able to sign up for a Better Place membership and charge their cars for free through 2012.


1 comment to USA: Hawaii to Electric Car “What Napa Valley is to Grapes”

Leave a Reply