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National Drive Electric Week is Coming to Hawaii!

National Drive Electric Week is Coming to Hawaii!

Whether you’re curious about electric vehicles or an experienced EV driver, these free EVents offer expert advice and everyday EV owner experiences by and for local Hawaii residents. 

KauaiEV and Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association invite everyone to two webinars and to a socially distanced EV caravan on Kauai to celebrate National Drive Electric Week (September 26 – October 4, 2020).
 
These EVents will“…get people charged up about the advantages of electric vehicles and encourage the adoption of clean transportation in Hawaii”,said Noel Morin, president of Hawaii EV. 

Saturday, September 26th    (9 – 11 am)
Webinar 1     EV 101 – Buying & Owning EVs (with virtual audience Q&A)

  • EV models, buying tips, and charging
  • EV buyer incentives and low ownership costs
  • EV owner’s panel: sharing experiences with electric vehicles

Sunday, September 27th    (2 – 4 pm, talk story at Kealia Overlook 4 – 5pm)
EV Caravan    Learn about Chargers and Public Talk Story

  • Start 2pm in Puhi a the Hokulei Village Safeway EV chargers
  • Drive to chargers in Lihue and Kapaa, stop for charger demonstration
  • End at Kealia overlook for group photo and drone video
  • Public welcome to view cars and talk to owners 4 – 5pm
  • Face masks and social distancing required at all times outside of vehicles

Saturday, October 3rd    (9 – 11 am)
Webinar 2     EV Policy – The Future of EVs in Hawaii (with virtual audience Q&A)

  • How EVs are transforming transportation
  • EVs, renewable energy, and the the electric grid 
  • New EV models coming: cars, SUVs, trucks, buses
  • Speed Bumps to Adoption: panel of experts, legislators, and EV owners

For more information visit: hawaiiev.org/events and  kauaiev.org/events/

logoHawaii EV logoContact: Sonja Kass sonja@KauaiEV.org, 652-0591
Hawaii EV Director for Kauai
KauaiEV President 

Bill Bugbee bbugbee@no2oil.org,
Hawaii EV Media Relations 

The webinars are organized by Hawaii EV and supported by KauaiEV, Big Island EV association, Tesla Hawaii Club, and Blue Planet Foundation. The caravan is organized by KauaiEV. The national organizers are Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. The Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive national automotive sponsor.

About the Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association: Hawaii EV is a grassroots, multi-island, all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Hawaii accelerate its transition to zero-emission transportation. The statewide organization brings together expertise from EV stakeholders across the islands. www.hawaiiev.org

About KauaiEV: KauaiEV is a non-profit, all-volunteer , grassroots organization and is part of the Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association and the Electric Auto Association. KauaiEV is providing information and solutions for Kauai’s electric vehicle owners, potential EV buyers, the interested public, as well as charging station hosts, managers and facilities. KauaiEV.org

About Plug In America: Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. We drive electric. You can too. pluginamerica.org

About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles initiative advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut oil consumption. Sierra Club is proud to have been one of the three national groups organizing National Drive Electric Week since its inception in 2011. www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide. 

About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association,formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles.www.electricauto.org.

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