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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Hawaii's Electric Vehicle Industry

Date: 2013-10-24           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Holmes Hall 244
Speaker: Margaret Larson, DBEDT

 Abstract: To help reduce Hawaii’s consumption of petroleum within the transportation sector, the State Energy Office is looking at plug in electric vehicles (EV) as well as other alternative transportation solutions to address the challenges of modernizing our energy system and building a clean transportation future. Hawaii’s leaders and stakeholders view the adoption and widespread deployment of EVs as a key approach towards the reduction of our fossil fuel dependency. Presentation will examine Hawaii and mainland EV market and deployment trends, charging station infrastructure interoperability and EV policies.
Bio: Margaret Larson manages the Hawaii State Energy Office Transportation Energy Program-working to transform Hawaii's transportation sector to become less dependent on petroleum fuels. Margaret also co-chairs the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative's Transportation Working Group and coordinates the Honolulu Clean Cities Program, a US Department of Energy partnership designed to reduce dependence on imported oil and stimulate local economies by increasing the use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and methods to reduce vehicle miles traveled.