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2020 Hawaii State Legislative Update

2020 Hawaii State Legislative Update

Here's an update on the 2020 legislative issues that the Tesla Hawaii Club secretary, Noreen Reimel, put together.  She is also in charge of policy at Hawaii Energy: Yesterday was the deadline for the first decking, when bills pass through the body they started in (either the House or the Senate). There are a small handful of bills that will be voted on early next week. The next step is for the bills to crossover to the other body and go through their committees (House bills now go in front of Senate committees and vice versa) EV bills that passed:HB2462…
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How to purchase a KIA NIRO EV EX PREMIUM

How to purchase a KIA NIRO EV EX PREMIUM

Currently there are great rebate incentives available in California, from the state and from the various electric utilities throughout the state.   A friend sent this to me, and while it applies mainly to California I thought I’d post it since several of our members are residents in both states. You do not need to have a CA ID to purchase or lease a vehicle or to take advantage of the CA state rebate offers, so even if you live full time on Kauai it seems you can purchase a 2019 Niro EV from California and have it shipped to…
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Electric Auto Association Speech

Electric Auto Association Speech

Thank you! I can’t even express my gratitude in words, This award means so much to me. I am so happy all my hard work did not just pay off in form of new and happier EV drivers, it is also recognized here.  But I say “My hard work” and should say “Our hard work”. It wasn’t just me, it took an island. The other Kauai EV leaders and members worked hard as well. Our utility KIUC, one of the most progressive in the US gave us a grant so I could hold free classes for new EV drivers at…
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Lights On Rice 2019

Lights On Rice 2019

We are so excited! KauaiEV is going to participate in the “Lights on Rice” Christmas parade! Please join us! 2 years ago KauaiEV participated for the first time. Each car should be decorated with Christmas lights of some kind. Please call, email, or comment on this blogpost for entry and suggestions. The big event is Friday, Dec. 6th. We meet at 3PM - so early, because of traffic jams - at the Vidinha Stadium parking lot. Cars should be mostly decorated at this point and we’ll just put on finishing touches and have fun together. We are looking for a variety…
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We Got a Board!

We Got a Board!

We are happy to announce that the following Board positions and roles have been filled: President  - Sonja Kass Vice President  - Sharon Geiken Treasurer - Nancy Walsh Secretary - Andy Kass Charging Director - Goran Rad Policy Director - Justin Carvalho EAA Contact  - Sharon, Sonja Hawaii EV Contact - Sonja  Member and Mailing List Manager - open Event Coordinator - open Marketing - more help is needed  Blogger, Web and Social Media Person Sonja for FB and Blog, more help is needed, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Advisors - open Photographer - open Volunteers - Steve Parson, more help is needed If you like to…
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Electric Vehicles on Kauai

Electric Vehicles on Kauai

Handout for the KauaiCC OCET class "Electric Vehicles on Kauai" Introduction As the KauaiEV group we are convinced that electric vehicles are the personal transportation of the future. We want to provide information and solutions for electric vehicle drivers and for everyone who is considering purchasing an Electric Vehicle (or EV). Recently, we are also trying to have a very open dialogue with owners of public charging stations, and convince properties to install them. Lots of information about electric vehicles is available on the Internet, but this is specific to Kaua’i - I’m trying to provide answers to questions such…
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EV Festival in Kilauea!

EV Festival in Kilauea!

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9am-1pm This year's National Drive Electric Week event is approaching quickly! Kauai EV is going to have their first EV festival in beautiful Kilauea at Anaina Hou Community Park.  Our last EVent at Anaina Hou was the Earth Day Caravan In case you'll show your car, please do your best to arrive between 8:30am - 8:45am. There will be someone to assign your parking spot and then go see us at the registration. We hope to have many different EVs there and have an attractive event for the interested public. We will chat, and maybe have a presentation about…
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The Next Step

The Next Step

Last week we had a meeting and decided we'd like to have more structure in our group and become an official club, and to model KauaiEV after the Big Island EV Association. All of us in the meeting decided to individually join the EAA  Hawaii Chapter, and make KauaiEV part of the EAA.  We would like to fill the following roles. President  Vice President  (Sonja) Treasurer  Secretary (Andy) Member and Mailing List Manager Event Coordinator  Policy Person Marketing Blogger, Web and Social Media Person (Sonja) Advisors EAA Contact (Sharon) Photographer Volunteers  If you like to nominate yourself or someone else for…
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Earth Day Caravan & Beach Clean Up

Earth Day Caravan & Beach Clean Up

We drove a small* but nice caravan from Kilauea to Anahola, where the Kauai Surfriders helped us to facilitate a productive beach cleanup.   Meeting at Aniana Hou We filled several large contractor bags with marine debris and got to explain and chat about EVs with each other, interested public, beachgoers and the attending Surfrider members. Afterwards we had and a fun potluck. * )The Sunday before Earthday fell on Easter Sunday, which we only realized when we had everything lines up and organized... many EV drivers could not make it and our next EVent will be on a more…
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Waimea Chargers!

Waimea Chargers!

Please come to the County meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Historic County Building to testify for the need for an electric charging station at the Tech Center in Waimea, which is owned by the county. If there is enough testimony chances are very high one or more council members will be proposing an amendment to the Mayor’s operating budget Any owners or supporters of electric cars who could testify as to the need for such a facility at the public hearing on the County Budget next Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m.…
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