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Tesla in the tropics: Why Hawaii has a great electric car market

Tesla is discovering that Hawaii is well suited to electric cars, and sales of the Tesla Model S in the state are starting to ramp up. What makes the Aloha state so plugin-friendly?

By Antony Ingram, Guest blogger / August 28, 2013

A 17-inch touchscreen is featured in the Model S electric sports sports sedan in Boston. Tesla Motors and other electric automakers are discovering that Hawaii, with its high density of charging stations,is a booming electric car market. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor

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As Nissan has discovered with sales of its Leaf, Hawaii is well suited to the daily duties of running an electric car.

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It’s something Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is discovering too, as sales of the Model S sedan are ramping up in the island state, and taking a healthy chunk of the market’s electric car sales overall..


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