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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

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

Tesla Model 3 arrives at Hawaii showroom

Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3 has finally arrived on Hawaii's shores, providing customers with an opportunity to get an up-close look at the company's latest vehicle. The California-based electric vehicle manufacturer said in a email on Friday .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2018

Is this the end for geothermal energy in Hawaii?

HELCO and its parent Hawaiian Electric have so far not decided what the future will look like for its relationship with the independent power producer......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 24th, 2018

Hawaiian Electric, Hawaii Energy help historic Honolulu church reduce electric utility bill by two-thirds

Hawaiian Electric and Hawaii Energy have teamed to help a historic Honolulu church reduce its electric utility bill by almost two-thirds over the past year. The Christian Science Church on Punahou Street, which was built in 1924, reached out to the Hon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2018

Electric-Vehicle Sales Amp Up in China

China’s auto sales rose 11.5% last month compared with the same period last year, as Beijing’s policies designed to drive purchases of electric vehicles looked to be having an effect......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 11th, 2018

Maui"s first large-scale solar project goes online

Maui took another step toward Hawaii's goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 after the island's first large-scale solar project went online over the weekend. On Saturday, Kenyon Energy, in partnership with Maui Electric Co., flipped the switch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 7th, 2018

Bill to change Hawaiian Electric"s business model lands on Ige"s desk

A bill that would change Hawaiian Electric Co.'s century-old business model is awaiting Hawaii Gov. David Ige's signature. Senate Bill 2939, which reached the governor's desk earlier this week, would require the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 13th, 2018

Electric Vehicles to Surpass 2 Million Sales Globally in 2018

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric and hybrid models, is forecast to top 2.1 million units this year, according to industry research firm EV-Volumes......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallst7 hr. 39 min. ago

Volkswagen"s Porsche drops diesel in electric car push

Volkswagen's Porsche will stop offering diesel versions of its cars, the unit said on Sunday, sharpening its focus on hybrid and battery-powered vehicles instead......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 23rd, 2018

Ohio"s first Hyatt House hotel coming south of Dayton

An extended stay hotel's first Ohio location will be making its way to West Chester. A commercial electric permit was filed this week for an incoming Hyatt House hotel at 7800 Liberty Field Drive in West Chester Township, according to Butler County.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 22nd, 2018

Volvo’s Polestar plans subscriptions, stores to push its new electric luxury cars

To promote the sales of its new electric cars, .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesSep 21st, 2018

Big in China: Tiny electric cars

Small, slow and super cheap: China's low-speed electric vehicles, or LSEVs, are bringing the thrill of driving to the masses—and hampering the government's efforts to develop an upscale EV industry. Image: Crystal Tai.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 21st, 2018

China"s Giant Market for Really Tiny Cars

The taste for tiny electric vehicles has become a quirky subplot in China’s clean-energy ambitions, with sales more than twice that of regular electric cars......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 21st, 2018

Self-driving shuttles arrive in Columbus this week

The electric, low-speed vehicles are expected to accept passengers in December......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 20th, 2018