Electric Vehicles Registrations Up 83% Percent in Hawaii


Here’s our electric-vehicle-registrations-soaring post of the day.

Nissan LEAF in Hawaii

Nissan LEAF in Hawaii

As of the end of June, Hawaii had 1,551 plug-in vehicle registered.  That’s an 83% improvement over the total number of plug-in vehicles registered in Hawaii as of June 2012.

The figures further point out that 15,258 hybrid vehicles registered in the state of Hawaii as of the end of June 2013.

What’s evident from the chart is growth.  Notice the near-doubling in size of the green from 2011 to 2012?  The same would hold true if this chart extended to include 2013.

Combined, hybrid and electric vehicle only account for 1.4 percent of Hawaii’s total number of registered automobiles, but that’s changing daily as plug-ins are becoming increasingly popular on the US’ only island state.

Source: Civil Beat

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10 Comments on "Electric Vehicles Registrations Up 83% Percent in Hawaii"

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David Murray

Hawaii sounds like the perfect place for an EV. No excuses about taking long road trips out of state, plus the climate is excellent for them.


I thought so too at first until I read a few articles about how high their electric costs are from their local utility. Hopefully some renewable energy sources (e.g. wind & solar) will become available to them to provide cheaper and cleaner electricity, making EVs a more logical choice.


Nice weather, small island, how about a bicycle?


Few bike lanes, heavy vehicular traffic, and the illegality of riding bikes on sidewalks make bike riding in Honolulu, where a very high percentage of Hawaii’s populace live, very dangerous. It’s too bad that Honolulu has not invested in bike lanes and paths because bike riding here could be wonderful.

Bike riding in rural Hawaii isn’t so bad, but few people live there.


That’s too bad for Honolulu. I see more & more cities in Michigan becoming bike friendly, and you can only bike 6 months out of the year here. (yes, I know some ppl bike year round in the snow).

I guess in Honolulu, I would invest in a small scooter that can keep up with traffic and gets 90mpg.

Suprise Cat

I don’t understand why Hawaii isn’t already 100% geothermal powered.

Tom A.

and/or maxed out rooftop solar with storage buffering.


And gas isn’t also high? Where in the US does electricity approach more than half the price of gas per mile? Also as far as green electricity, city apartment dwellers must wait on utilities, but homeowners can net meter as soon as they order the parts and get inspected.

Ocean Railroader

Hawaii do to it’s island nature would be a great place to study how much renewable energy and electric cars can cut fuel and gas use. Also as a added benefit the imported oil and gasoline prices being far higher then in the states would also help everyone understand how solar and electric cars and battery tech could work from a cost competitive advantage in real life settings. Such as if you have a place where gas is almost $5.00 dollars a gallon and the same place has 40 cents a kilowatt power on a small island setting. It would be far more easier to test a solar battery system that can produce and store solar power for car charging for 20 cents a kilowatt here then to test a new system like this in say Washington where power is under ten cents a kilowatt and gas prices are $0.50 cents cheaper.

Also you could keep track of how much gas is solid in gas stations and brought in on oil tankers and compare it with the rising numbers of EVs.


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