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Hawaii’s first National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program EV charging station just came online on Maui. The Aloha State follows Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania in opening its NEVI-funded DC fast charging station to the public.
The NEVI program requires EV charging stations to be available every 50 miles and within one travel mile of the Alternative Fuel Corridor. (Maui has a land area of 735 square miles, is 48 miles long and 26 miles wide, because I know you were just wondering.)
They must have 24-hour public accessibility and provide restrooms, food and beverage, and shelter nearby. The Hawaii DOT chose the Kahului Park & Ride as the first site because it’s accessible 24/7 and adjacent to the Maui Alternative Fuel Corridors. Charging is free until March 10.
Boston’s “Recharge Boston: Boston’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program,” has a goal of every household being within a 10 minute walk of a public EV charging station or EV car share, so installing 250 curbside EV chargers is part of that program.
Many EV chargers in the city are currently located at condos, hotels, public garages, high rises, and shopping centers. The chargers are publicly accessible but they’re not free to access. That means you have to pay a parking garage or entrance fee. This program aims to change that.
The EV chargers will be installed around the city in the next two years. Locations of the curbside chargers are TBD, as the EV charger companies will now work with the city on choosing sites.
Fleet Street Remarketing President and Owner Steve Bender's passion for diving has him starring in a new History Channel TV series called ‘Lost U boats of World War II.’
For Bender, the show is more than a passing fancy, it’s the culmination of decades of knocking around the Caribbean in search of an elusive flash of gold or a rotting ship hull and the mere possibility that one day he would hit the proverbial jackpot.
In addition to re-energizing his love for adventure and treasure hunting, Bender said the best thing to come out of the show was his desire to push Fleet Street to even greater heights in the coming months and years.
“I know it might sound corny to some people,” Bender said. “But the truth is this show has taught me that we’re all going to face adversity whether it’s business or life and if you put your best into everything...good things are going to come back to you."
By Tod Trousdell, Fleet Marketing Consultant and Partner/RobertsTrousdell Communications
With perhaps the biggest trade event of the year – Work Truck Week – just days away, many questions swirl around the industry. As a fleet marketing consultant, there are surely a few things I’ll be anxious to learn more about when the NTEA Work Truck Week touches down.
One of the things I am most anxious to see at this year’s show is how the OEMs will present their offerings after seemingly going “all in” on EVs the past few years.
In addition to the legions of fleets and services providers that consider Work Truck Week their biggest show of the year, organizers say many new exhibitors are attending this year’s show.