Target: Mark Glick, Energy Administrator for the Hawaii State Energy Office
Goal: Applaud Hawaii State Energy Office on creation of mobile app that helps drivers locate public electric vehicle charging stations
Hawaii has the nation’s highest energy prices and is the most dependent on petroleum. The state imports up to four billion dollars of oil per year, creating a highly unsustainable way of living. In order to combat these energy issues, the Hawaii State Energy Office is striving to create a cleaner state, with a goal of reaching seventy percent clean energy by 2030. One method of reaching this goal has been to emphasize the use of electric vehicles. In order to make these vehicles more attractive to prospective consumers, the state has launched a free mobile app that helps drivers locate public electric vehicle charging stations.
The app, called “EV Stations Hawaii,” is free to use on Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices. It is one of a collection of self-help tools the State Energy Office has created to help consumers enjoy driving an electric vehicle. The app provides drivers with information on charging station locations, driving directions to these locations, charge levels of their vehicles, and if the located charge stations require any fees. The app locates stations throughout the state, and the State Energy Office hopes that it will make drivers less anxious about depleting energy supplies.
By creating this free app, the State of Hawaii has shown a commitment to the environment and its plans to shift to clean energy. By signing the petition below, you will applaud the state on its innovative approach to encouraging the use of clean energy.
Dear Mark Glick,
It will not be easy for Hawaii to transition from the state most dependent on petroleum to a seventy percent clean energy state. However, with the creation of free apps like “EV Stations Hawaii,” this transition will occur much more smoothly. These types of apps make the experience of driving an electric vehicle more convenient and enjoyable. Drivers will never need to worry about locating the nearest charging station; the app will do the work for them. Lowering driver anxiety encourages greater numbers of people to switch from regular vehicles to those that are powered by electricity, thus lessening Hawaii’s dependence on petroleum.
By creating this app, the State of Hawaii has shown its commitment to the environment and to using clean energy sources. We would like to applaud the state on its innovative approach in achieving its goals, as well as its efforts to lessen driver anxiety and the barriers to increased electric vehicle ownership.
[Your Name Here]
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