Electrification of Transportation: Driving toward a renewable future

Hawaiian Electric
3 min readAug 2, 2022

by Hawaii Powered | Aug. 2, 2022

Electric car driving along Sandy Beach on Oahu

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.

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Charging station at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center on Maui

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.

More motorists are investing in electric vehicles

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

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