KauaiEV is part of the Hawaii EV Association our state’s EV Association.
Hawaii EV is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping Hawaii transition to sustainable transportation.
KauaiEV and Big Island EVA started collaborating in April 2019, soon the Hawaii Tesla Club joined, and 2020 the state organization was officially formed. 2021 Maui Nui EV joined us. Each county is represented by at least one Hawaii EV board member.
As Hawaii EV we are a coalition of electric vehicle (EV) owners, advocates, and supporters across Hawaii. We teach others the many advantages of EVs, support would-be buyers, and help dealers better sell and service EVs. We also work with local governments and businesses to expand our charging infrastructure.
Hawaii EV in turn is a chapter of the EVA, the Electric Vehicle Association, formerly the Electric Auto Association, an EV advocacy group for over half a century.
There are many advantages of having a tiered organization, for example Hawaii EV handles state legislature and the individual clubs benefit from having all EV related bills in a database. The EVA handles our donation, saving us the trouble of forming our own 501c-3, they provide insurance for our EVents and well as educational materials.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” The above quote is from Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978).
And sometimes it’s good to have 2 or 3 groups 😃