A new electric vehicle (EV) charging station is available for public use in the Kahului Minit Stop parking lot off Dairy Road.
Maui is currently home to over 450 plug-in electric vehicles, which represents a tripling of growth from the 150 EVs in 2012. However, with 110,000 to 120,000 gasoline-powered cars on the road, there’s certainly much room for improvement.
Haleakala Solar is proud to support the growing need for charging stations around the island. 46.3 million barrels of petroleum were imported for Hawaii’s total energy use over the past year. The transportation sector consumes about 60% of that petroleum, so the adoption of EVs will greatly help reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels. Plus, as our energy grid gets powered by more renewable sources, the electric vehicle will become greener too!