Join us this Saturday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an electric car demonstration at the Laie Shopping Center parking lot. Two charging stations were installed this month in Laie, one at the Polynesian Cultural Center and the other at Laie Shopping Center. This community event will be fun and educate us on this latest piece of the sustainability picture.
Demonstrations, including test drives of electric cars, will be offered to attendees with a valid driver’s license. Displays and information focused on energy, green living and sustainability will be featured, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Thanks to Hawaiian Electric, educational materials and car air fresheners will be given out to attendees.
Oahu’s transportation system is taking an electrifying leap forward with the installation of hundreds of electric vehicle charging stations. Laie’s charging stations fill a need for charging locations beyond metro-Honolulu and other urban cores.
Electric vehicles are part of Envision Laie’s long range plans to support clean energy transportation options for the entire community — residents, students and visitors to the region.
Event partners include: Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Kokua Hawaii Foundation, BYU-Hawaii’s Sustainable World Action & Technology Team (SWATT), Cutter Mitsubishi, Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii Reserves, Inc., Laie Shopping Center and Better Place.
Better Place, in cooperation with HRI and PCC, installed and manages Laie’s electric vehicle charging stations. Electric car drivers can use the Better Place charge spots free of charge through the end of 2012 by signing up for a free membership at www.betterplace.com/hawaii.