Nonprofit Looks to Funding for Hawaii Carsharing Program

The electric carsharing program would be in Honolulu. Photo via Flickr/Geoff Livingston
The electric carsharing program would be in Honolulu. Photo via Flickr/Geoff Livingston

Blue Planet Foundation, a renewable energy-focused nonprofit, is hoping to receive more than $3 million from the federal government to fund an electric carsharing program in Honolulu, according to a report by Pacific Business News.

The project, which will be for residential and commercial properties on Oahu, looks to deploy up to 70 electric vehicles for carsharing, according to the report. There would charging stations available on up to 20 properties.

Each charging station would have two charging ports: one for the carsharing vehicles and the other for charging other vehicles, says the report.

Blue Planet’s carsharing pilot program would help commercial or mixed-use properties comply with a law that requires properties with more than 100 public stalls to have at least one stall with an electric charging station, according to the report.

If the pilot receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the project is expected to start in first quarter 2017, says the report.

Click here for the full Pacific Business News report. 

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