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Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On June 21, 2011 @ 5:45 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment
Automaker Mitsubishi  and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars  across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in Hawaii, in addition to the federal $7,500 tax rebate, and install a system of fast Level 3 EV chargers  across the islands. Mitsubishi plans to roll out its i-MiEV electric car in Hawaii later this year, and clearly wants the state to be ready to handle the fast-charging little car , which can reach 80% charge in 30 minutes using a DC port for the aforementioned Level 3 fast chargers.
With the Hawaii rebate plus the federal rebate, the i-MiEV could cost as little as $15,990, which could be an attractive price for an EV that has a top speed of 80 miles per hour and range of 85 miles, which is just about what most island residents might need. Hawaii’s goal is to move to 70% of its power coming from renewable energy  sources, and EVs combined with a renewable source of electricity for charging them could move the state a big step forward toward its objective of a clean Hawaii.
Via Earth Techling 
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 Mitsubishi: http://www.mitsubishicars.com
 electric cars: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+cars
 EV chargers: http://inhabitat.com/prince-charless-eco-village-knockroon-will-feature-car-chargers-in-every-home/
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 Earth Techling: http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/06/electric-car-plan-hatched-in-hawaii/
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