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National Drive Electric Week at Kukui Grove Center

The Nissan Leaf is the world's top selling highway legal plug-in electric car in history. Global sales passed the 150,000 units milestone in November 2014.

The Nissan Leaf is the world’s top selling highway legal plug-in electric car in history. Global sales passed the 150,000 units milestone in November 2014.

Are you curious about Electric Vehicles? EV dealers and owners will be showing off their cars at the National Drive Electric Week event at Kukui Grove Center Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Electric vehicles help us to shift from petroleum to clean energy, reducing carbon emissions and strengthening our local economy at the same time,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., who will present today a proclamation that September 12-20, 2015 is National Drive Electric Week.

EV owners and Kaua‘i’s Drive Electric Week coordinators Paul and Myra Deyden said they are excited about the event, and even if someone has never thought about owning an EV, it’s a great opportunity to learn about them.

“We think EVs are a great fit for Kaua‘i,” the Po‘ipu residents said.

The event will offer ride-and-drive opportunities and drivers can learn about the clean-air benefits and potential cost-savings of EVs.

Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative and the County of Kaua‘i are sponsoring the Drive Electric Week event to be held on the west side of the Kukui Grove Center parking lot fronting the highway. Aloha Kia and Kuhio Auto Group will have electric vehicles on-site for participants to test drive.

EV owners are encouraged to show off their cars and chat with other owners as well as with drivers interested in learning more about the benefits of driving electric.

Kaua‘i’s event is one of more than 150 events across the country.

Plug In America, the Sierra Club, Nissan Leaf and the Electric Auto Association are the national organizers.

Visit https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=357 for more information.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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