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A look at the front-line of the eco-car

A Chevrolet Volt

For the past few people have considered vehicles to be the car of the future. Science films often depicted people in silver jump with sleek, futuristic electric vehicles that thought were nothing than the pipe dreams of car But this is all changing.

And it’s especially fast in the state of

According to an analysis by Edmunds.com in 2012, a total of 2.9% of all new EVs in the were sold in Hawai’i. that Hawai’i is 41st in number of cars sold in the this is a sizable amount of

So why are EVs selling so well in Hawaii? because many of the flaws become apparent on the mainland aren’t issues in Hawaii.

have issues of heating up in the winter,” said Dr. Bruce Interim Associate Dean for Affairs

at the University of Hawai’i Engineering department. “Batteries like the cold because efficiency drops. The amount can store drops.”

Gasoline can use the heat from the engine to the car, but electric cars do this. This means they

must divert to generating heat which greatly reduce the range of the With weather that warm all year long, of having to heat the car and the battery are on the Hawaiian Islands. Batteries can with much higher and therefore enjoy a longer than they would in the winters of the Midwest.

Another factor that has is the fact that EVs have a lot closer to their gasoline car

I was really suprised, said Ito of Kyoya Hotels. It was a real

Kyoya Hotels, which the Sheraton Waikiki, was one of the first to introduce EV charging stations in the area. In November 2011, opened these charging to the public through a valet service.

With no emissions from the tail pipe and an environment to drive them in, EVs like a dream come here in Hawaii. However, not all sunshine and sparkling rainbows.

Initial costs

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The first obstacle potential face is price. Even the basic model of the Nissan a true EV, is priced at $28,800 federal credit. That’s a amount more than the Versa Sedan, a traditional car of size.

Rapid progress of


At the moment, there are EV stations that can be used for Some stores will free parking and charging as a for customers driving EVs. may seem like free but this won’t last

Sources of energy

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There may be no emissions coming the tailpipe of an EV, but that doesn’t that it is truly producing no Currently, around 90% of Hawaii’s

is generated through fossil Switching from a gasoline car to

an EV help reduce the total of fossil fuels used, but must

understand that fuels are still needed to the car. Infrastructure

for renewable needs to be further developed for EVs to be as eco-friendly as the car companies make seem.

At the moment, the situation is in Hawaii. Photo-voltaic panels

use solar power to generate are becoming a practical

“We are not back on our commitment to decrease our on imported oil,” Said “Renewables are a big part of that, but we may convert Hawaii from oil to natural gas that, while it is a fuel, is cheaper, cleaner and subject to disruption than

The future

EV technology is far from mature at the moment. No one truly where the world will be it comes to this kind of in the next few decades. There are many issues that must overcome before EVs can replace gasoline powered

However, technology has made progress in the past couple of We still aren’t

wearing silver jump and don’t live in houses of the but it looks like we’re one closer to the world of science

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