PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet fuel cell Equinox being trialled in Honolulu.

Hawaii: Electric Car Paradise

Hawaii's weather, high gasoline costs lure electric vehicles, including Nissan, CT&T, and General Motors.

Published: 06-Jun-2010

HONOLULU — Hawaiians like to think of themselves as early adopters — especially when it comes to electricity.

The first car imported to Hawaii in 1899 was an electric vehicle.

The royal Iolani Palace, home to the former king, lays claim to having electricity installed less than seven years after Thomas Edison invented the first practical light bulb.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

ChargePoint charging station in Rampart Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Between 2010-2012, Americans will start to have multiple choices in EVs, writes Stan Hanel.

Brammo Enertia electric motorbike can be preordered for $11,995.

The Brammo Enertia is an 18-horsepower electric motorcycle with a top speed of 55 miles an hour.


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