Today Maui Is Home To More Than 450 Plug-In Vehicles

JUN 9 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

Island Of Maui denoted By Red Marker

Island Of Maui denoted By Red Marker

With Few Roads, It's Surprising Maui Is Home To 120,000 Automobiles

With Few Roads, It’s Surprising Maui Is Home To 120,000 Automobiles

As regular visitors to InsideEVs know, we love obscure plug-in electric vehicle registration/sales data.

This time we explore Maui, the second largest (727 square miles) of the Hawaiian Islands.

Maui has long been a popular area for electric vehicles.  Back in 2012, the island was home to 150 plug-in electric vehicles.

Now, there are more than 450 plug-in electric vehicles on Maui, representing a tripling in approximately two year’s time.

As Maui News writes of the EV boom:

“People are interested in EVs more, less anxious about “range anxiety.”

There’s still tremendous room for EV growth in Maui though.  Again, as Maui News states:

“Yet, Maui has 110 – 120,000 gasoline-powered cars. Percentage-wise, for EV’s running around Maui, that’s a lot less than 1 percent.”

450 is decent, but we’d sure like see the number grow so that EVs account for at least a few % of the total number of registered automobiles.

Source: Maui News

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3 Comments on "Today Maui Is Home To More Than 450 Plug-In Vehicles"

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Isn’t Maui also home for the largest vehicle-to-grid or smart-EV-grid field pilot?

Steve

If only the Sebring convertible was an EV…