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Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Showcase, Aug. 12

July 24, 2017, 3:47 PM HST
* Updated July 25, 5:53 AM
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The Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will host an “EV Showcase,” on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Maui residents interested in learning about electric vehicles or hybrids.

According to the vehicle registration database, there are a total of 737 all-electric vehicles registered in Maui County in addition to 3,425 hybrid-electric vehicles. Photo Courtesy

Attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about the vehicles as it will feature a variety of EV and hybrid makes and models including Kia, Tesla, Toyota, Chevy, Nissan and BMW.

There will also be experts available to discuss the benefits of the vehicles; advice on financing from Maui County Federal Credit Union and HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union; tips on what to know before purchasing or leasing an EV or hybrid; Maui Electric Company’s EVWatt Plan to compare an EV or hybrid to a conventional vehicle and prize drawings and giveaways.

“Consumer demand for EVs and Hybrids has never been higher. Batteries with more charge capacity, more charging stations, the price of gasoline and residents becoming more environmentally conscious are all contributing factors,” said Leslie Wilkins, MEDB’s President & CEO. “The EV Showcase will be an excellent way to get answers to frequently asked questions about these vehicles.”

EVohana by JUMPSmartMaui will also be launched during the event. Membership in EVohana provides access to 44 chargers across 13 Fast Charger stations island-wide.

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According to the vehicle registration database, there are a total of 737 all-electric vehicles registered in Maui County in addition to 3,425 hybrid-electric vehicles.

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“As we work to achieve a complete clean energy future, electrification of ground transportation will play an integral role in reducing our state’s overall carbon footprint and increasing use of renewable resources on our islands,” said Sharon Suzuki, President of Maui Electric Company. “It’s through partnerships like the EV Showcase that we hope to fuel interest to get more EVs on our roads.”

For more information, email [email protected] or call (808) 875-2300.

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