EV Talk Story

Come hang out at Hā Coffee Bar for talk story with EV owners!

Do you have questions about electric vehicles? Which EV to buy?

Charging Infrastructure? Electricity cost versus gas? Rebates?

Tax credits? Local and state policy? EVs in the visitor industry?

$10k rebate on Nissan LEAF extended

The $10,000 rebate on the 2017 Nissan Leaf has been extended until June 30th or until sold out. KIUC customers who take advantage of the offer will stand to save up to $17,500 with federal tax incentives.
Nissan’s 2017 model has a 107-mile range with a 30kWh battery and an 8-year/100K battery warranty. It’s starting price is $30,680 — after taxes, fees, the rebate, and tax credits are factored in, this brings the cost to around $16,000 total.
The rebate serves to help accelerate more sustainable transportation adoption thoughout the state. It is an effort of Hawaiian Electric and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative under the Drive Electric Hawaii initiative.
Read more at: Pacific Business News and on KIUC’s website and KIUC’s News Release (pdf).

KIUC’s new solar storage plant

On March 31, visitors were able to tour Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s new Tesla solar storage facility, which hosts 55 acres of solar panels. Tesla Oahu also allowed visitors to experience their Tesla Model S and Model X at the event.

Drive Electric Hawaii Initiative

Today we celebrate Hawaii’s 5,000th electric vehicle!

Drive Electric Hawai‘i is a partnership made up of eight key stakeholder organizations that have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawai‘i as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.  Drive Electric Hawai‘i will seek to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles and expand vehicle-charging infrastructure in a way that brings more renewable energy onto the electric grid.

KIUC is one of the founding participants who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.  Other participants are:

  • Blue Planet Foundation
  • Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation
  • Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT)
  • Hawai‘i State Division of Consumer Advocacy
  • Hawaiian Electric Companies
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Ulupono Initiative

Other agencies and organizations are expected to join as the initiative moves forward.

Read more inPacific Business News