National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
He Ala Hou EV and Sustainability Fair
Hilo, HI
Sep 23, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm HST
Location: Prince Kuhio Mall
111 East Puainako Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Contact the event organizers.


Big Island EV Association, Hawaiian Electric, and Sustainable Energy Hawaii are hosting the second annual He Ala Pono Electric Vehicle and Sustainability Fair, celebrating National Drive Electric Week and sustainability on Hawaii Island. We will have two events:

Outdoor Car Show (10 - Noon Only. Parking area fronting the former SEARS, Makaala St. entrance)

This will be primarily an owners’ meet-up and the opportunity for them to share their cars and their experiences with the public. BMW of Hawaii, Orchid Isle Auto Center (Ford), Aloha Kia, and Big Island Motors (Hyundai and Subaru) will also have vehicles on display. 

The cars that we expect at this show include the BMW i4, BMW iX, Chevy Bolt, Kia EV6, Kia Niro, Tesla Model 3, Ford Mach-E, Ford Lighting (planned), Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S, Toyota Prius Prime, and Subaru Solterra. (Schedule-permitting, an owner will bring a Rivian.) 

A couple of popular food trucks will be in the vicinity.

EV and Sustainability Fair (10 AM - 2 PM, Prince Kuhio Plaza, Petco end of mall)

Big Island Motors, Kamaaina Nissan, Kamaaina Motors, Orchid Isle Auto Center, and Big Island Personal Tours will have vehicles on display, including the Hyundai Ioniq 6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Nissan Arriya, Jeep Cherokee 4xe, Ford Mach-e, and electric bikes.

Several organizations focused on sustainability, climate, and resilience will be present to share their mission, activities, information, and programs:

  • American Red Cross Pacific Region – Community Resilience – disaster preparedness and response
  • Big Island EV Association and Tesla Hawaii Club – Electric vehicle information – cars, rebates, incentives
  • Citizens Climate Lobby – Hawaii Island – Climate Policy Advocacy, Climate Education
  • County of Hawaii – County’s sustainability efforts. Information about the new Office of Sustainability, Climate, Equity, and Resilience.
  • Hawaiian Electric – Clean energy, Electrification of Transportation, EV Charging Stations
  • Hawaii Community College – Food and Forestry
  • Hawaii Energy – Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Hawaii Farm Trails – Agriculture
  • Hawaii Island Realtors – Green Homes
  • NexTech Hawaii – Youth education, STEAM, program information
  • Sustainable Energy Hawaii – Energy resilience and sustainability
  • United Nations Association USA Hawaii Island – Climate action, UN Sustainable Development Goals

A Passport Raffle will also be held for prizes, including a new e-bike!

There is no fee to participate, and the public is invited.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 50 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Kia Niro Electric 2
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i3 REx 1
BMW i4 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia EV6 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
14 Models 18

Registered attendees report 607,971 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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