About Drive Electric Hawaii

Drive Electric Hawaii was established in 2015 by a coalition of local government, private, and non-profit stakeholders that were interested in increase electric vehicle awareness, knowledge and adoption throughout the state. These founding organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rocky Mountain Institute to formalize this new partnership, and reinforce the relationships that would help them to create impact as a coalition. The foresight of these organizations has been instrumental in the enhanced electric vehicle advocacy in Hawaii over the last five years, and the organization has since grown to include 13 organizations that are educating, supporting, or advocating on behalf of electric vehicles:

  • Blue Planet Foundation
  • City & County of Honolulu
  • County of Hawaii
  • County of Kauai
  • County of Maui
  • Hawaii Energy
  • Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
  • State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
  • State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation
  • Ulupono Initiative

The educational programs and communications campaigns executed under the Drive Electric Hawaii brand, as well as the Drive Electric Hawaii website, are managed by Blue Planet Foundation and the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii.