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Electric cars worth supporting


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2012

~~<p>When you're trying to peer into the future, a look back can be instructive. Evaluating the trend lines for electric vehicle (EV) sales and acceptance is one good example. As a commodity, the combustion-powered automobile didn't immediately take off either, owing to various hurdles of affordability and the availability of the infrastructure to support it. Not surprisingly, the growing pains of the emerging EV sector show it is following a similar pattern.</p>
<p>The Star-Advertiser conducted an informal test in the form of a series titled &quot;The EV Life,&quot; tapping three reporters &mdash; Nadine Kam, Gordon Pang and Alan Yonan Jr. &mdash; to assess the state of EV driving in Hawaii.</p>
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When you're trying to peer into the future, a look back can be instructive. Evaluating the trend lines for electric vehicle (EV) sales and acceptance is one good example. As a commodity, the combustion-powered automobile didn't immediately take off either, owing to various hurdles of affordability and the availability of the infrastructure to support it. Not surprisingly, the growing pains of the emerging EV sector show it is following a similar pattern.

The Star-Advertiser conducted an informal test in the form of a series titled "The EV Life," tapping three reporters — Nadine Kam, Gordon Pang and Alan Yonan Jr. — to assess the state of EV driving in Hawaii. Login for more...



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