Hawaii’s 10th in the nation for electric vehicle registrations, according to a new Edmunds.com analysis. Pacific Business News reports:
A new analysis by Edmunds.com of Polk’s new car registration data found that Hawaii ranked 10th in the nation for electric vehicle registrations, with 2.9 percent of all new electric vehicles sold to date this year in the United States registered in Hawaii.
That rate was nearly eight times the state’s share of all new car registrations, Edmunds.com said in a statement.
That’s positive to hear. Average driving distances in Hawaii are low enough that it makes a lot of sense to have an EV.
But take a look at this second part of the PBN’s story:
In the first nine months of this year, Hawaii’s market saw a 22.3 percent increase, surpassing the nation’s 13 percent increase in new-vehicle registrations, according to a report from the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association.
Considering how much everyone already complains about traffic, that’s a startling statistic, EVs in the mix or not.