Drive Electric Hawaii seeks to promote the use of electric vehicles, cut fossil-fuel transportation and add more renewable energy through collaboration on education, promotion, advocacy and infrastructure to make electric mobility easier for all.
Who’s Leading the Charge?
Drive Electric Hawaii is a coalition of eight public, private and nonprofit organizations with a shared vision of supporting and promoting electrification transportation options in Hawaii. Read Drive Electric Hawaii’s Memorandum of Understanding.
Why We Care
Drive Electric Hawaii’s partners all recognize the benefits electric vehicles can have for both drivers and the state – economically and environmentally. We’ve come together to give you the best information as you consider going electric.
Blue Planet Foundation
Blue Planet Foundation is a nonprofit committed to solving our climate change challenge and clearing the path for 100% clean energy through bold advocacy, community action, and energy awareness.
Hawaiian Electric Companies
Since 1891, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light have served the residents of Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and the island of Hawaii, which are home to 95 percent of Hawaii’s population. The companies have promoted electrification of transportation since the first electric automobile arrived in Hawaii more than a century ago.
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is committed to reaching a goal of 100 percent power from renewable sources for the island’s electricity and transportation sectors by 2045, offering electricity fully generated from renewable sources to EV owners.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute is a 35-year-old nonprofit dedicated to helping the global economy transition to an energy system based on efficiency and renewables. The institute sees vehicle electrification as a key component to that transition.
Hawaii State Energy Office
The Hawaii State Energy Office, which is a part of the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, is committed to developing and deploying high impact solutions advancing Hawaii’s clean transportation goals. The office sees EVs as essential in building a clean transportation future that reduces Hawaii’s petroleum consumption within the transportation sector.
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation’s commitment to sustainability involves helping the Hawaiian Islands reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy. Sustainability is a driving factor behind much of the department’s decision making in delivering positive benefits to energy statewide now and in the future.
Division of Consumer Advocacy
The Division of Consumer Advocacy, part of the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, represents consumer interests relating to regulated public utility and transportation matters by encouraging quality services at affordable rates. The division believes EVs could help consumers reduce overall household energy costs and advance the state’s transition to clean energy.
Ulupono Initiative is a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm using for-profit and nonprofit investments to improve the quality of life for Hawaii residents in three areas: locally produced food; renewable energy, including clean transportation; and waste and water management. Ulupono supports the acceleration of EVs in Hawaii with its investments in public charging networks Volta and OpConnect Hawaii.