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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

This article has been updated June 7 2021. 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.  (Both paragraphs above are still true, but happened in 2019) We would like to fill the following roles. President (Sonja)Vice President (Sharon)Treasurer (Nancy)Secretary (Andy)Member and Mailing List ManagerDirector of Event Coordinator Director of Policy (Justin)Director of Charging Infrastructure (Goran)MarketingBlogger, Web and Social Media…
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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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Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Reposted from TGI  By Dennis Fujimoto The Garden Island | Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Kudos to Sonja Kass, Ben Sullivan, and the many others (Beth Tokioka was watching the electric vehicles at the Kauai Community Market) on a great Kauai Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive (Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. even took the Electric Soul for a spin around the parking lot under the scrutiny of video cameras).   Pi‘ilani Palama (she used to be a Ching girl) had the nation’s first plug-in hybrid mini van available next to the Tesla (auto pilot even parking the car when it finds a…
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Free Kauai EV Ride & Drive, Saturday

Free Kauai EV Ride & Drive, Saturday

 Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island  Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island Sonja Kass shows off the engine of a Nissan Leaf, Saturday during the Kauai Community Market as a preview of the 4th Kauai EV Ride & Drive coming up, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island Ben Sullivan drops in to chat with the Kauai EV group, Saturday during the preview of the 4th Kauai EV Ride & Drive coming up Saturday at the Kauai Community Market. PUHI — Sonja Kass has been driving an electric vehicle since 2014. “I have a solar array at home that charges…
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100% Clean Transportation Panel Discussion at KCC

100% Clean Transportation Panel Discussion at KCC

The Kaua’i General Plan, which was formally approved earlier this month, contains bold carbon emission reduction goals. It aligns Kaua’i with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, it calls for 80% islandwide emissions reductions by 2050, and it sets a goal for 100% reduction transportation emissions by 2045. In an effort to discuss and learn more about the opportunities and challenges of steep reductions in carbon emissions, Kaua’i EV and the KCC sustainability club are hosting a panel discussion at Kaua’i Community College on Saturday, February 24th at 12:00. The discussion will take place in KCC’s CARP 108 during…
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4th Kauai EV Ride and Drive!

4th Kauai EV Ride and Drive!

 It is soon time for another ride-and-drive EVent! The Blue Planet Foundation and KauaiEV are holding an electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event on Saturday, February 24th, at the Kauai Community College Farmer’s Market. It’s a free, no-pressure, no-hassle opportunity to learn about electric cars. Come talk with people who own electric cars on Kauai. Go for a test drive (or ride) to see how they handle (hint: just like a regular car, but with more acceleration). Learn about EV and battery repair programs in the KCC automotive department. If you are interested, you can talk with car dealerships who have new…
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