The Electric Garage

Welcome to The Electric Garage! Getting more folks out of their gas-burning cars and into electric vehicles will go a long way toward helping Hawaii meet its ambitious decarbonization goals. Hawaiian Electric is deeply committed to this effort and is continually looking for ways to provide customers with the tools they need to take part in this transformation.

The Electric Garage provides another channel for Hawaiian Electric to engage with its customers and keep them informed as EV technologies evolve and the automakers increase their offering of EV models. There will be speed bumps as we forge ahead but Hawaiian Electric stands ready to serve as a trusted resource to its customers on this journey.

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Hawaiian Electric EV charging

Electric vehicles: Charge with aloha!

Aug. 2, 2023 - Recently, I’ve noticed several electric vehicles (EV) queued up in the parking lot at our Ward Avenue facility. With more and more new EV owners each year, the wait times at our 30 public fast charging stations on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island have significantly increased. To provide more charging opportunities, Hawaiian Electric is seeking regulatory approval to significantly expand our charging network.

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battery recycling

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BASF, Nanotech Energy team up to produce lithium-ion batteries with recycled metals

Sept. 20, 2023 - Chemical manufacturer BASF will produce cathode active materials for battery maker Nanotech Energy to use in its lithium-ion battery cells, the companies announced last week.

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how do electric cars

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EVs explained: How do electric cars actually work and are they really better than traditional cars?

Sept. 20, 2023 - Ever wondered how electric vehicles (EVs) work and what makes them different from the vehicles we drive today? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Toyota reveals next-gen EV production line as it looks to play catch-up with Tesla

Sept. 19, 2023 - As it looks to make up for lost time, Toyota is giving us a glimpse of its next-gen EV production line with modern technology like Giga casting, self-propelled assembly lines, and robots to transport finished vehicles.

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We're asking the wrong question about EVs and grid resiliency

Sept. 19, 2023 - Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency announced new proposed vehicle emissions standards that, if implemented, are projected to result in electric vehicles making up 67% of new light-duty vehicle sales by 2032.

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Volvo is finally phasing out diesel cars next year in favor of an all-electric future

Sept. 19, 2023 - Volvo’s last diesel-powered car will roll out next year as the Swedish automaker looks toward an all-electric future. As one of the first legacy automakers to do so, Volvo is rapidly transitioning its lineup with a full slate of EVs.

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UAW Strike

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UAW, Detroit, & the politics of electric cars

Sept. 18, 2023 - The news today is dominated by the United Auto Workers strike against Ford, GM, and Stellantis. For generations, the UAW has picked one company as its target during contract negotiations, but this year the union has taken on all three companies at once.

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