Electrification of Transportation: Driving toward a renewable future
by Hawaii Powered | Aug. 2, 2022
Getting more folks out of their gas-burning cars and into electric vehicles will go a long way toward helping Hawaii meet its decarbonization goals. Electric vehicles promote a clean energy future for Hawaii. As clean, renewable energy is increasingly added to the grid, it’ll reduce the need for imported oil, and decrease fossil fuel emissions and noise pollution. Hawaiian Electric is deeply committed to electric transportation, and we are continually looking for ways to provide customers with the tools they need to take part in this transformation.
Your Electric Vehicle Toolkit
- Learn basic information about electric vehicles, including how to use DC fast chargers
- Easily find publicly accessible DC fast chargers across Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island
- Step into The Electric Garage, a one-stop resource about evolving technology and opportunities for electric vehicles
- Get answers to frequently asked questions about electric vehicles
- Stay up to date on Hawaiian Electric’s involvement in electric vehicles
When it comes to planning for a clean energy grid, we need to take into consideration how quickly motorists will adopt electric vehicles and what it will take to power that transition. Customers’ charging habits play an important role in this analysis. Drivers need to get into the habit of charging smart, by avoiding the evening peak hours and plugging in during the day or late at night. This will decrease the need for grid upgrades and support our ability to cost-effectively integrate solar energy.
Participate in our EV plans for the future
- Complete a short survey about your transportation needs
- Let us know where you would like to see a new EV fast charging station
Learn more about the electrification of transportation in Hawaii:
- Electrification of Transportation (EoT) Strategic Roadmap | Hawaiian Electric. Read about how the increased use of electric vehicles will allow us to integrate even more renewables into our grid by encouraging battery charging demand during periods of the day when solar energy is abundant.
- Electric Vehicle Critical Backbone Study: Planning Methodology (hawaiianelectric.com). Read about areas where public electric vehicle charging options can create a “critical backbone” to support electric-driving commuters and visitors and help optimize operation of the electric grid.
Learn more about Hawaii Powered and our clean energy future at www.hawaiipowered.com.