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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:53 am
by spleenster
TheBiologist wrote:Two news-worthy developments:

$4500 rebates extended until November: http://energy.hawaii.gov/programs/transportation-on-the-move/ev-ready-program
DC-quick charge coming to Ko Olina! http://media.mitsubishicars.com/releases/f3855c04-a1a8-4b48-8713-f2395ae6c081


Wow, very cool! The first CHAdeMO station in Hawaii!

Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:24 pm
by TheBiologist
According to this, Hawaii is getting 6 DC-quick charge stations!
http://www.hawaiicleanenergyinitiative. ... .29.12.pdf

Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:05 am
by koolaukid
Dear Better Place Hawaii Members,

I wanted to update you an important hearing tomorrow that will directly impact you and the cost of parking your EV.

As you may recall, when I wrote to you last a few weeks back there were two bills being considered. The most important one to EV drivers, which will limit free parking for EVs has passed both the House and Senate and is being considered tomorrow by a conference committee. This is the last opportunity to have your voice heard on this important bill.
While no testimony will be accepted at the hearing tomorrow you can email the conferrees and let them know how you feel.

SB2746 makes a number of changes to reduce the benefits of free parking;

• Eliminates free parking for vehicles parked at an EV charging station
• Limits free meter parking to 2.5 hours or the maximum amount of time the meter allows, whichever is greater
• Limits free parking to 24 hours in lots such as the Airport
• Ends all free EV parking in 2014

Better Place does not support this bill and, if you feel similarly, encourages you to email the Senators and Representatives on the Conference Committee. You can email the Conferees at the following email addresses;

Senator Kalan English senenglish@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator Will Espero senespero@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator Mike Gabbard sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator Clayton Hee senhee@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator David Ige sendige@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Joseph Souki repsouki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Marcus Oshiro repmoshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Gilber Ketih-Agaran repkeithagaran@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Robert Herkes repherkes@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Karl Rhoads reprhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Denny Coffman repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Linda Ichiyama repichiyama@capitol.hawaii.gov

The Conference Committee hearing is tomorrow, Thursday 4/19 at 1:30pm so any emails should be sent ASAP, but no later than 11am Thursday, 4/19.

The second bill that I wrote to you about, SB2747, which eliminates reserved parking stalls for EVs, passed the legislature and has been sent to Governor Abercrombie.

If you would rather not receive emails such as this simply Reply with the request UNSUBSCRIBE.

Thank you for being a Member of the Better Place Electric Car Charging Network.

Aloha,


Brian Goldstein
Director, Hawaii
Better Place, Inc.

M +1808-291-3450
betterplace.com

Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:52 am
by TheBiologist
Hi LEAFers, the best map for stations I've found so far is http://www.plugshare.com/. They also have an excellent app for smartphone. Also, seems like Volta charging stations are popping up everywhere--check out the new one at Whole Foods!

Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:36 am
by chibimaui
koolaukid wrote:Dear Better Place Hawaii Members,

I wanted to update you an important hearing tomorrow that will directly impact you and the cost of parking your EV.

As you may recall, when I wrote to you last a few weeks back there were two bills being considered. The most important one to EV drivers, which will limit free parking for EVs has passed both the House and Senate and is being considered tomorrow by a conference committee. This is the last opportunity to have your voice heard on this important bill.
While no testimony will be accepted at the hearing tomorrow you can email the conferrees and let them know how you feel.

SB2746 makes a number of changes to reduce the benefits of free parking;

• Eliminates free parking for vehicles parked at an EV charging station
• Limits free meter parking to 2.5 hours or the maximum amount of time the meter allows, whichever is greater
• Limits free parking to 24 hours in lots such as the Airport
• Ends all free EV parking in 2014

Better Place does not support this bill and, if you feel similarly, encourages you to email the Senators and Representatives on the Conference Committee. You can email the Conferees at the following email addresses;

Senator Kalan English senenglish@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator Will Espero senespero@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator Mike Gabbard sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator Clayton Hee senhee@capitol.hawaii.gov
Senator David Ige sendige@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Joseph Souki repsouki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Marcus Oshiro repmoshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Gilber Ketih-Agaran repkeithagaran@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Robert Herkes repherkes@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Karl Rhoads reprhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Denny Coffman repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov
Rep Linda Ichiyama repichiyama@capitol.hawaii.gov

The Conference Committee hearing is tomorrow, Thursday 4/19 at 1:30pm so any emails should be sent ASAP, but no later than 11am Thursday, 4/19.

The second bill that I wrote to you about, SB2747, which eliminates reserved parking stalls for EVs, passed the legislature and has been sent to Governor Abercrombie.

If you would rather not receive emails such as this simply Reply with the request UNSUBSCRIBE.

Thank you for being a Member of the Better Place Electric Car Charging Network.

Aloha,


Brian Goldstein
Director, Hawaii
Better Place, Inc.

M +1808-291-3450
betterplace.com



Wish I had seen this before...just found out today that as of 6/27/12, free meter parking is limited and places such as the airport for no more than 24 hours. From the State's Electric vehicle website http://energy.hawaii.gov/programs/trans ... dy-program

•Act 168 includes:
•The department of transportation may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the registration of, and issuance of special license plates for, electric vehicles.
•An electric vehicle on which an electric vehicle license plate is affixed shall be exempt from payment of parking fees, including those collected through parking meters, charged by any state or county authority in this State, except that this exemption shall not apply:
•For more than two and one-half hours of metered parking, or the maximum amount of time the meter allows, whichever is longer; or To parking fees assessed in increments longer than one twenty-four-hour day, including weekly, monthly, or annual parking permits.
•An electric vehicle on which an electric vehicle license plate is affixed shall be exempt from high occupancy vehicle lane restrictions.
•For the purposes of this Act: Electric vehicle means : (1) A neighborhood electric vehicle; or ( 2 ) A vehicle, with four or more wheels, that draws propulsion energy from a battery with at least four kilowatt hours of energy storage capacity that can be recharged from an external source of electricity.
•This Act shall take effect upon its approval and shall be repealed on June 30, 2020.

What a setback to the EV industry! Sad legislators are more concerned about squeezing out a couple of dollars from the few EVs on the road over trying to promote clean transportation.

Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:22 pm
by grandizer52
So resurrection...what's the Ohana think about the EV in hawaii now, I see ALOT more leafs out here...and try and wave to all of them

Re: Hawaii Leafs

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:11 pm
by 808pv
Heads up to Leaf owners w/ subscriptions to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The paper has an online poll regarding EV parking incentives. As of this afternoon, EV resentment seems to be carrying the vote, but there's still time....
http://www.staradvertiser.com/staradvertiser-poll/think-electric-vehicles-evs-allowed-park-free-airport-state-city-spaces/