Present, future of electric vehicles discussed online

LIHU‘E — The present and future of electric vehicles on Kaua‘i will be discussed Wednesday, Oct. 13, during an online panel hosted by the Kaua‘i Climate Action Forum.

Noel Morin, president of the nonprofit electric vehicle advocacy group Hawai‘i EV, is the keynote speaker. He will be joined by Kaua‘i Community College EV instructor Gordon Talbo and Kaua‘i County Councilmember Luke Evslin, who will discuss potential county action on EV-charging stations.

Morin “will talk about sustainable-transportation strategies, Hawai‘i’s journey to a clean-transportation future, speed bumps to overcome to accelerate decarbonization, social equity issues and more,” a press release states.

The Kaua‘i Climate Action Forum is presented by the Kaua‘i Climate Action Coalition, the Kaua‘i chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and Zero Waste Kaua‘i. It is held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

A question-and-answer session and discussion will follow the speakers.

To view with the option to participate in “Electric Vehicles: A Climate-Friendly Future,” register online at

The forum will also be streamed live and archived at

  1. Roy Bird October 12, 2021 12:13 pm Reply

    If Kauai leaders want more EVs on the island, there needs to be reduced rates for EV charging. Our outrageous electricity costs, three times the national average, eliminate most of the fuel savings of EVs. Of course, the KIUC has total monopoly power here and charges whatever it pleases. And I think this issue is far down the list of our leaders’ priorities, which always and forever consist of the interests of wealthy land and property owners.

  2. Truth October 13, 2021 8:42 am Reply

    Government has no business funding charging stations for EV. The government didn’t fund gas stations so why should my tax dollars be used to subsidize a private industry basically for the wealthy. The politicians on this island go on and on about caring for the average resident all the while making policy that only benefit the wealthiest most of whom drove up the price of real-estate as they fled the mainland. You Democrats hate average Americans.

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