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Snap and share your photo showcasing Hawaii’s Electric Vehicle scene to win prizes!
Snap and share your photo showcasing Hawaii’s Electric Vehicle scene to win prizes!

To help promote National Plug In Day celebrated nationwide this weekend Sept. 28 and 29, which raises awareness of electric vehicle benefits, Volta Industries LLC (Volta) today announced a social media contest that asks people to snap and share a photo of Hawaii’s EV scene.  Whether it’s a picture of a Tesla cruising down H1 or a Nissan Leaf charging outside Whole Foods at Kahala Mall, Volta encourages people to showcase how prevalent EVs are throughout our state.


It’s easy to enter. Post your picture on the Volta Charging Facebook page with the hashtag  #NationalPlugInDay between now and Sunday, September 29 at midnight to be entered to win one of dozens of prizes from Volta, including a grand prize of a premium auto detailing worth $200 for the winner’s own vehicle – EV or not.


“Did you know there are 1,783 EVs in Hawaii, which is more EVs per capita than anywhere else in the United States?” said Arden Penton, Director of Operations and Media.  “We’re thrilled Hawaii is charging ahead on the course to clean energy, and hope this contest highlights how Hawaii has embraced EVs.”

Big Island residents will have plenty of subjects to shoot, as the Big Island EV Association is hosting two events where Hawaii Island residents can check out their neighbors EVs and talkstory with owners to learn more about the benefits of owning an EV.  Free and open to the public, you can learn more on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Home Depot in Hilo at the corner of Makaala and Railroad Ave) and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kona Commons, nearSports Authority. Email leaf@evhawaii.org for more information or to join the Big Island EV Association. 


Volta operates the Volta Network, Hawaii’s only free-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. It’s the largest network of free-to-use EV charging stations nationwide.


According to state figures as of August 2013, there are 1,371 electric cars sold on Oahu. To compare the efficiency of these vehicles to conventional vehicles, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has tracked mileage for the last two decades in Hawaii and estimated an average of 19 miles per gallon in 2011. The average mile per gallon equivalent for electric vehicles now on the road ranges from 90 to 115.


About Volta Industries

Founded in 2010, Volta Industries LLC has a proven track record in the design and installation of EV charging projects in Hawaii, Arizona and California, including the first charging station for the State of Hawaii installed at the capitol in July 2011. Volta’s proprietary business model is the first of its kind worldwide, paving the way for Volta to be named Hawaii’s Innovative Company of the Year in 2012. Through the Volta Network, powered by Eaton, Volta designs, installs and maintains the EV charging stations and provides the energy to the EV driver, all free of charge. For more information about Volta, please visit www.voltacharging.com or call (888) 264-2208.


About National Plug In Day

Thousands of drivers across the country are now experiencing the reality of these exciting, new plug in electric vehicles - cars, motorcycles, trucks - you name it. There will be 2013 Plug In Day events in more than 50 cities across the country. Each celebration event will be led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and will include some combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more. Plug In AmericaSierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association serve as the national team providing support to the events throughout the country. We are pleased to partner with the many other organizations and individuals working to bring National Plug In Day to communities across the country.


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