National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
The State of EVs in Hawaii
Hilo, HI
Sep 25, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am HST
Audience: Hilo, HI, Local Area
Host: Noel Morin
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: Environmental Benefits
Legislative Action
Local Public Charging
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

This was the first 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 context-setting - providing our audience with the latest of EVs, sustainable transportation, EV adoption in Hawaii, Hawaii's EV charging infrastructure, and the status of the electrification of our state fleet.

We kicked this off with acknowledgment of the Drive Electric Week proclamations that we received from the Governor and all four mayors.

Our webinar agenda and presenters:
  • Decarbonizing Transportation in Hawaii - Kathleen Rooney (Ulupono Initiative)
  • Latest EV Industry Developments - Kianiwai Jones (Blue Planet Foundation)
  • EV Charging Infrastructure - Michael Col√≥n (Hawaiian Electric)
  • State Fleet Electrification - Robin Shishido (Hawaii Department of Transportation
  • State Policy Update - Rep. Nicole Lowen (Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection)
  • County Policy Update - Councilwoman Heather Kimball (County of Hawaii County Council, District 1)

We concluded the event with a Q&A from our Zoom audience.

The recording of our webinar can be viewed at

Thanks to our co-host, Kianiwai Jones of Blue Planet Foundation, our speakers, County Mayors, and Governor Ige for helping us kick off National Drive Electric Week. 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
This is a slide that explains well the extent of this year's celebration. We received proclamations from 4 mayors and the Governor.

Event Description


Join Hawaii EV and Drive Electric Hawaii for the first of two National Drive Electric Week events: "The state of EVs in Hawaii Webinar"

We will have a panel of experts who will discuss the following:
- The electrification of our state vehicle fleet.
- Policy priorities (State and County).
- EV charging Infrastructure update.
- Efforts to reduce Vehicle-Miles-Traveled.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 9 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
5 Models 6

Registered attendees report 257,200 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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