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USA: STATE ENERGY OFFICE UNVEILS NEW GUIDEBOOK FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION INSTALLATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM
NEWS RELEASE
NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
RICHARD LIM, DIRECTOR
Phone: (808) 586-2355
Fax: (808) 586-2377
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2012
STATE ENERGY OFFICE UNVEILS NEW GUIDEBOOK FOR
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION INSTALLATIONS
HONOLULU — The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office has released a new guidebook designed to be a resource for commercial properties interested in installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
Called “Hawaii EV Ready Guidebook for Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installations,” the free guide is available online at the State Energy Office’s website (electricvehicle.hawaii.gov) and on Plug In America’s website (www.pluginamerica.org/hawaii_ev_ready_guidebook).
“This guidebook is an example of Hawai‘i’s continued leadership in vehicle electrification, which plays a role in Governor Abercrombie’s New Day initiative to further enable renewable energy use and meet our energy goals,” said Richard Lim, Director of DBEDT. “It is one of the many tools our State Energy Office provides to those interested in tapping into Hawai‘i’s EV market.”
The guidebook serves as an introduction for installing and hosting EV charging stations at retail stores, hotels, businesses and multiple-use dwellings (i.e., apartments, townhouses and condominiums), as well as both privately- and publicly-owned parking lots.
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State Energy Office Unveils New Guidebook for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installations
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“The guide illustrates a logically planned process that can result in successful charging
installations to meet the needs of Hawai‘i’s EV drivers and property owners,” said Mark Glick,
Energy Administrator of the State Energy Office. “This type of investment is vital to helping the
State reach our goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030.”
The guide was produced by Plug In America, which was awarded $50,000 last year by
DBEDT’s EV Ready Grant Program. Plug In America was one of six EV Ready grant recipients
announced in March 2011 with a goal to accelerate Hawai‘i’s adoption of EVs and related
charging equipment.
“We are proud to have developed a comprehensive resource to help further the growth of the
electric vehicle sector in Hawai‘i,” said Dan Davids, Board Chairman and Project Manager for
Plug In America. “We are particularly pleased that our Hawai‘i guidebook contains the very
latest industry best practices across a range of topics, including signage, accessibility, and
charging business models.”
The grants, provided through DBEDT’s EV Ready Grant Program, is helping to contribute to the
state’s energy goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030 by reducing consumption of imported
petroleum fuels for ground transportation. DBEDT’s EV Ready Grant Program is part of the
Transportation Energy Diversification Project, which is supported by funds from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
For more information on Hawai‘i’s EV programs, including a statewide database of installed
public EV charging locations, please visit electricvehicle.hawaii.gov.
About Plug In America
Plug In America is the preeminent advocacy organization leading the plug-in vehicle movement. The nonprofit
organization works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to
reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. For more information:
http://www.pluginamerica.org.
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For more information, contact:
Mark Glick Noreen Kam
State Program Administrator Communications Officer
DBEDT’s State Energy Office DBEDT’s State Energy Office
Source hawaii.gov

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