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Electric Vehicles in Paradise: How to Boost the Market in Hawai‘i

September 12, 2013
Anne Ku - Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance , Maui Weekly

The environmental law center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and the Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance (Maui EVA) at the University of Hawai'i Maui College have released "Electric Vehicle Paradise," a new report on solutions to boost electric vehicle deployment in Hawai'i.

The report outlines ways that residents, businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders can ensure the mass adoption of electric vehicles in Hawai'i, both to serve the state's residents and its eight million visitors each year.

The report findings were summarized at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo panel presentation in Honolulu: "How Can Hawai'i Lead the World in EV Deployment?" on Monday, Sept. 9, where a panel of industry representatives and research analysts offered insights on key state and federal policies needed to grow this automotive market segment.

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EV In Paradise
Anne Ku
Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance

In addition, the report will be discussed and distributed to attendees at the Maui EVA EV Forum on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the University of Hawai'i Maui College's Ka Lama Building, room 103. The event is free to the public.

EV enthusiasts are encouraged to meet the speakers the next day, Friday, Sept. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college's Pa'ina Food Court for lunch.

The 36-page PDF may be downloaded from the Maui EVA Website at

Anne Ku is the director of Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance, a project of UH Maui College. For more information, visit



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