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Electric cars will be available for a test drive and experts will be on hand to answer questions at a free event hosted by the Maui Nui EV Association on Friday.

3-6 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College, “Electric Driving Test” is part of a larger Earth Day event organized by the student club ‘Ohana for Sustainability (SOS) on the main lawn of UH-Maui.

Electric vehicles will be located at charging stations in front of the Ka’a’ Ike building across from the Maui Arts and Culture Center on Wahinepio Avenue. Dealerships offering test drives include KarMart with Volkswagen, Aloha Kia with Kia, BMW Maui with BMW, and Bio-Beetle with Nissan Leaf. Maui Nui EV members will also bring a line of their own personal vehicles, from Hyundais to Teslas, for the public, not for driving.

Hawaiian Electric will also provide information and answer questions about electric vehicles, as well as information about programs the company is pursuing to expand electric vehicle charging opportunities in its service territories, including Maui.

Hawaii Federal Credit Union will be available to provide details on financing options for electric vehicles.

All attendees will receive a free ticket for giveaways, with plants and cookies given out every half hour during the event. Ka’uhane Lands Plants Nursery will be offering a two-gallon organic palapalai (a $40 value) or a five-gallon noni in a jar (a $50 value) at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. a.m. 30 Maui Cookie Lab will be giving away a dozen cookies (a $42 value) at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Other suppliers include Sustainable Island Products and West Maui Greencycle.

For more information about the association, visit evmaui.com.




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