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.
The Electric Garage spotlight
Charge Up Commercial revs up customer interest
Jan. 3, 2023 - Hawaiian Electric is still accepting applications for Charge Up Commercial, but you need to be quick — the pilot program is approaching its budget cap of $5 million. In 2023 the program’s focus will be on evaluating and selecting participants, establishing agreements with selected applicants, and beginning the design work for charging stations. Under the three-year pilot, Hawaiian Electric will pay for and install equipment, including transformers, conduit, and electric panels, to support customer-purchased charging stations.
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General Motors doesn’t expect significant U.S. production of EVs until second half of year
Jan. 31, 2023 - When General Motors launched the GMC Hummer EV in 2021, the automaker touted it as a new benchmark for its vehicle development time, but the production and sales pace of the truck have been anything but that.
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Ford’s slashing Mustang Mach-E prices in latest volley in EV price wars
Jan. 30, 2023 - A little more than six months after it raised prices on the Mustang Mach-E, Ford said it would now be slashing prices on its flagship electric vehicle as well as increasing its production targets for the year.
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EVs are more popular than ever. They’re also extremely prone to cyberattacks.
Jan. 27, 2023 - Gas giant Colonial Pipeline falling to the stealthy sabre of DarkSide, a notorious Russian ransomware group, was a seminal moment in the annals of cybersecurity. Prior to this, cyber influence was either mythologized as being a capability for states to accomplish their geopolitical or informational goals, like Stuxnet, or it had been relegated to being a peripheral topic of pop culture, with mass media promulgating images of people frantically hammering away at keyboards and hooded figures lurking in dark corners..
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Electric vehicles throw palladium's mega-rally into reverse
Jan. 27, 2023 - An era of breathtaking palladium rallies is likely to be ending, analysts said, as rising supply and stagnant demand erode prices of the metal used to neutralise vehicle exhaust emissions.
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How one company is hoping to build a major lithium production site in Nevada
Jan. 27, 2023 - The Department of Energy is offering to lend a lithium production company up to $700 million to build a processing site for the mineral. The funds would go to Ioneer, with plans to develop a site in in Esmeralda County, Nevada, that could support lithium production for roughly 370,000 EVs a year, the department said in a Jan. 13 press release.
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The future of the rental car industry could be electric
Jan. 25, 2023 - State advocates for cleaner transportation are setting their sights on the rental car industry. Senate Bill 973 would mandate the incorporation of zero-emission or plug-in hybrid vehicles into rental car fleets by 2035. This will also include tour buses and other visitor transportation.
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