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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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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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Lights on Rice – Photos

Lights on Rice – Photos

The parade was great! Our cars turned out beautiful, and had high recognition as electric cars. During most of the parade it did not rain, and as the photographer, jogging by the cars I got to hear a lot of positive reactions from the spectators. We also got new signups on the mailing list and (form is in the right sidebar, next to this article) on our Facebook Community right after the parade - we even hit 100 members on Facebook, the latest of whom bought a 10,000$ discounted Leaf at Kuhio Nissan right after the parade!  
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EV Decorating Party

EV Decorating Party

We got together yesterday morning to practice decorating our cars for the "Lights on Rice" Christmas lights parade next week. It turns out you can just tape strings of lights to the car with blue painter's tape, and it works. We tested our battery-powered lights and regular LED Christmas lights plugged into a small inverter in the 12V plug (cigarette lighter). It's amazing how many strings of LED lights you can run on 120W. We also finished our light-up signs, and Theresa's Leaf will drive around fully lit for a whole week! Best of all, we had so much fun.
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