How to Ramp Up Hawaii's Use of Electric Cars
December 20, 2020 - A State Clean Vehicle Standard could promote the sale of emissions-free vehicles.
With Hawaii’s relatively short driving distances, abundant green energy potential, and love of clean air and a sustainable environment, we are the perfect place for electric vehicles. We are, however, currently in the middle of the pack relative to our peers in terms of electric vehicle market share.
To date only about 1% of our vehicles in the islands are EVs. And we are still highly dependent on imported petroleum as our primary energy supply across all sectors.
What is Hawaii doing today, and what can we do to advance sustainable transportation, fueled by the state’s green energy resources?