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Hawaii counties join Drive Electric Hawaii to promote use of electric vehicles

The mayors of Hawaii’s four counties are pushing ahead in their pursuit of electrifying the state’s transportation sector by signing a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday to formally join Drive Electric Hawaii. “We welcome the counties, thei.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018

Electrifying Hawaii"s transportation sector includes more than electric vehicles

"It's not just about EVs and it's not just about ground transportation, there is maritime and aviation aspects to [electrification of transportation] as well," Brennon Morioka said......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Cars will have 'full self-driving' features by the end of the year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on a podcast that his company's electric vehicles should have all the features to drive autonomously by the en.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayFeb 19th, 2019

Sharon Suzuki named president of both Maui and Big Island electric utilities

Hawaiian Electric on Friday named Sharon Suzuki President, Maui County and Hawaii Island Utilities, in a new position created following the retirement Hawaii Electric Light President Jay Ignacio. Ignacio has been president of the Big Island utili.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 21st, 2019

Rooftop solar grew in 2018 for the Hawaiian Electric Companies

Rooftop solar installations increased 5.3 percent in 2018 across the five islands served by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, the companies announced Friday. Year-end data shows that the number of private rooftop systems r.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 18th, 2019

Ford unveils plans to build an all-electric F-150, Transit

You know the push for all-electric vehicles is real when the most popular vehicle in the U.S. — the Ford F-150 — decides to join the fray. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) revealed its intent to produce an all-electric pickup and van at a Deutsche Bank co.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 18th, 2019

Blue Planet Foundation certifies 41 sales associates as EV experts across Hawaii

Honolulu-based nonprofit organization Blue Planet Foundation has certified 41 automobile sales associates across Hawaii as electric vehicle experts. To receive the certification, sales associates had to complete the Electric Vehicle Expert Certifi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2018

Daimler to buy $23 billion of battery cells for electric car drive

Daimler will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2030 as it readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars said on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 11th, 2018

Solar PV permits down 45% on Hawaii"s Big Island in November

Hawaii's Big Island has suffered its third consecutive month with a year-over-year decline in the number of solar photovoltaic permits. Last month, Hawaii County issued a total of 56 permits for solar electric systems, down 45 percent from 102 in.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2018

Solar PV permits down 50% on Hawaii"s Big Island in November

Hawaii's Big Island has suffered its third consecutive month with a year-over-year decline in the number of solar photovoltaic permits. Last month, Hawaii County issued a total of 56 permits for solar electric systems, down 50 percent from 102 in.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 4th, 2018

Electric vehicle push to provide Hawaii with over $700M in economic benefits, HECO predicts

Hawaiian Electric estimates that transforming the Islands' transportation sector from fossil fuels toward electricity could result in economic benefits of more than $700 million over the next 27 years. The Honolulu-based utility company released an .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 3rd, 2018

China Is About to Shake Up the World of Electric Cars

China is set to unleash a seismic shakeup of the automotive industry when it introduces stringent rules to promote new-energy vehicles. From 2019, major manufacturers will be punished unless they meet quotas for zero- and low-emission cars or the.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 14th, 2018

JTB Hawaii to invest $13 million in electric buses, marketing campaign

Travel agency JTB Hawaii will debut three electric buses next year as part of a $13 million investment in the Islands. The company plans to spend $4.8 million on the new buses, as well as $8 million in marketing to help boost arrivals from Japan.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2018

Electric scooter company Bird registers to do business in Hawaii

Hawaii may see another flock of electric scooters hit the streets, this time from California-based startup Bird Rides Inc. The Santa Monica-based company, which first debuted its dock-free scooters two years ago, registered for a Hawaii business lice.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 16th, 2018

Toyota, SoftBank Join Forces to Build Self-Driving Cars That Deliver Meals, Health Care

The companies hope to deliver robot-cooked meals or provide medical checkups to an ageing populace in Japan using Toyota electric vehicles by the latter half the 2020s.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 4th, 2018

Storm threats raise questions about Hawaii"s grid resilience

Hawaiian Electric said it has invested more than $1.5 billion over the past seven years to upgrade and reinforce poles, lines and equipment......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 13th, 2018

Counties join Honolulu lawsuit seeking to cut property tax amendment from Hawaii ballot

Hawaii, Kauai and Maui counties have joined the City and County of Honolulu in a lawsuit that seeks to strike from the November ballot a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would allow the Legislature to create a “surcharge” on reside.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 30th, 2018

Hawaii utilities prepare for Hurricane Lane: Damage to power lines, poles main concerns

"We very likely will see outages," Peter Rosegg, senior spokesman at Hawaiian Electric, said......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2018

Hawaii regulators approve interim rate increase for Maui Electric

Hawaii regulators issued an interim decision approving Maui Electric Co.'s first base-rate increase in more than six years. The approved interim rate increase will raise the monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours by $5 on the Valley Isle, t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2018

Electric vehicles drive Australia"s nickel rush

Global miner BHP is ploughing more investment into nickel mine development and exploration in Western Australia, seeking to secure its own supply of a key material in batteries needed to meet booming demand for electric cars......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 7th, 2018

Hawaiian Electric receives 12 applications for community solar projects

Concerns that Hawaii's new community solar program may not attract sufficient interest, especially during the initial program phase, seem to have been unfounded after Hawaiian Electric received 12 applications within the first 10 days of its launch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 20th, 2018