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Lava flow over highway in Hawaii forces another round of evacuations

500 homes completely cut off from the rest of the island by road

500 homes completely cut off from the rest of the island by road

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Watch lava spew from road as volcano erupts in Hawaii

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupts, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Hundreds of people on Hawaii's Big Island were ordered to evacuate their homes after the Kilauea Volcano erupted, belching ash into the sky and spewing fountains of lava in a residential area, officials said on Friday.

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Hawaii is first state to sue Takata

Hawaii became the first state to sue Takata, claiming "unfair and deceptive conduct."

Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

Henk Rogers owns the rights to Tetris. He's also a Tesla fan and wants to help people gain energy independence.

Hawaii may eliminate ethanol blend in gas

Bill Passes State Legislature, Waits For Gov. Ige's Signature

Hawaii lawmakers passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that ethanol be mixed into fuel sold in the state.

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Kia Soul EV will start sales in five more states by June

Automaker Cites California Popularity For Expansion

Kia Soul EV sales will come to Texas, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Georgia by June.

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Pretty scenery alert: Nissan Leaf drives up a volcano on Maui

Gravity taketh away but gravity giveth back, Nissan is trying to teach all of us. The Japanese automaker has posted a two-minute video about Maui resident Neil Wagner using his Nissan Leaf to catch the legendary sunrise over the volcano in Haleakalā National Park. After climbing the more-than-10,000-foot elevation, the Leaf is shown having lost about

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Coastal states will lead plug-in vehicle adoption through 2022

Aloha, indeed. While California will unsurprisingly add the most plug-in vehicles out of any state over the next decade, Hawaii will have the highest number of plug-ins as a percentage of overall vehicle sales. That's the one-sentence summary of a recent study from Navigant Research (formerly Pike Research), which estimates that plug-in sales will increase by about 19 percent a year through 2022. And, while such a pace represents a slowdown of sorts (Danny King

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Hawaii not enforcing EV charging station laws at big parking lots

When it comes to enforcing a Hawaii state law mandating operators of large parking lots to provide electric-vehicle charging stations, the Aloha spirit is a little too laid back for some plug-in advocates. Long considered a pioneer for widespread plug-in vehicle adoption, Hawaii's having trouble enforcing Act 89, the law that requires all parking lots with more than 100 spaces to hav

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Better Place bankruptcy still causing problems for EV drivers in Hawaii

The fallout of the Better Place bankruptcy is still being felt in Hawaii and leaving some plug-in vehicle drivers with far fewer charging opportunities than they originally suspected. According to an article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, OpConnect took over the Better Place charging infrastructure in Hawaii – made up of 77 charging stations there – after the I

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Hawaii HECO utilities will cut charging rates to encourage EVs

One of the smallest US states continues to be one of the biggest proponents of electric-vehicle adoption, and is now offering special electric-use charging rates for folks who install EV charging stations. The Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has received approval from the state's Public Utilities Commission to offer electric-vehicle pilot charging rates, in which businesses that install fast-charging stations get special, lower electricity-usage rates. Additionally, the state will allow HECO to ope

Man Drives Stolen Semi Truck Into Waikiki Waters

Driver jumped into ocean to avoid capture

A joy ride through Honolulu ended in the warm waters off of Waikiki beach.

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Sick of long lines at the DMV? Hawaii might have a solution

Hawaii is taking a novel approach to reducing the average wait time in the state's DMV offices. All five O'ahu locations now feature live webcams showing exactly how many patrons are in line at any given time. Visitors can simply check the office's web site ahead of time to see if its clear to stop in. The system uses cheap cameras sourced from eBay, and the c

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Car Dealership Nearly Surrounds Hawaii Man's House

Despite odd circumstance, he's in no rush to change environment

At first glance, it appears a Hawaii man lives at a local car dealership. Look a little closer, and you'll find that Bishop Kamahiai and his family don't actually live there. His house is just engulfed by the dealership.

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Plug In America releases guidebook for Hawaii EV drivers

Plug In America is saying Aloha to Hawaii's growing legion of electric-vehicle drivers.

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Hawaii adds $350,000 to EV rebate program, extends it seven months

With the state of Hawaii adding cash to its EV-rebate kitty, more electric-vehicle enthusiasts will likely be saying "Mahalo."

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U.S. Army unveils GM-made fuel-cell military vehicles

The U.S. Army unveiled a fleet of General Motors-made hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles in Hawaii as part of that state's efforts to cut down its use of fossil fuels and its dependence on non-renewable energy.

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If you were 95% dependent on imported oil, you'd want EVs, too

The state of Hawaii is ramping up efforts to encourage electric-vehicle adoption by increasing the number of electric vehicle and charging station rebates it gives out this year. There's little wonder why this is important, since Hawaii is the country's most oil-dependent state and is looking to boost renewable-energy use.

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