National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Will an EV Work for Me?
Oct 02, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Saturday, October 2, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am HST
Audience: Hawaii State
Host: Kiani Jones
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: EV 101
Cost of Ownership
Environmental Benefits
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

This was the second of 2 webinars that Hawaii EV and Drive Electric Week Hawaii (led by Blue Planet Foundation) hosted in celebration of Drive Electric Week. This session was focused on the EV-curious - we focused on the basics of EVs, buying, and charging.

Our webinar agenda and presenters:
  • EV 101, virtual test drives, myth-busting - Kianiwai Jones (Director, Blue Planet Foundation)
  • Hawaii EV Expert program - Steven Ingledue (Cutter Volvo Honolulu)
  • Buying a used EV (video)
  • EV Charging 101 - Nanette Vinton (Treasurer- Hawaii EV and President Tesla Hawaii Club)
  • Charging in Hawaii - Tandy Tabata (Sr. Program Manager, Hawaiian Electric)
  • EV Owners Panel - Owners from across the state with different EV charging situations.
  • Q&A

We concluded the event with a Q&A from our Zoom audience and a raffle drawing. We gave away four 1-day EV rentals to participants from 4 islands. This was a means to get people behind the wheel of an EV and to raise visibility to the availability of EV rentals across the state.

The recording of our webinar can be viewed at

Thanks to our co-host, Kianiwai Jones of Blue Planet Foundation, our speakers, owners who joined our panel, and the EV rental companies that provided the generous 1-day rentals (Mission Zero, Weedrivetesla, Aiona Cars, and ECO Car Rental). Special thanks to national sponsors for the continued spotlight on electric vehicles and clean transportation.

Hawaii EV published a report on our NDEW 2021 celebration at NDEW Hawaii 2021.

photo by: Noel Morin
NDEW Hawaii 2021 - Owner Panel: Jean Campbell, Rita Ryan, Goran Rad, Marcus Reimel, David Aquino.

Event Description


This event is geared toward the EV curious and will answer all your questions about the logistics of buying and owning an electric vehicle! We will provide education and first-hand accounts of how EV ownership works in a variety of living situations. We’ll hear from an “EV Expert” sales consultant on considerations when making a purchase, and we’ll talk story with a panel of EV owners with different living and charging situations.

- EV Myth Busters
- EV 101 by Blue Planet Foundation
- Virtual Test Drive and Interview with EV Expert (Sales Consultant)
- EV Charging 101 by Hawaii EV Association
- EV Charging in Hawaii by Hawaiian Electric

- Panel Discussion of EV Owner Experiences

Registered Attendees

There are currently 26 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
7 Models 7

Registered attendees report 334,241 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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