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More Hawaiʻi Drivers Are Embracing the Electric Vehicle Movement


For National Drive Electric Week, The Conversation talked to Tam Hunt, director of the Hawaii Electric Vehicle Association, about what it's like to own an electric car. There’s also a webinar this weekend about how motorists are embracing the electric vehicle movement.

Hunt said there are some 16,000 electric vehicles in Hawaiʻi — the second-highest per capita ownership in the country behind California.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Sept. 28, 2021.

Corrected: September 29, 2021 at 12:13 PM HST
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that 70% of Norwegian drivers drive electric vehicles. According to Tam Hunt, 85% of new car sales in Norway were electric vehicles in May and June of 2021.
Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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