Featured on this page are articles highlighting experiences of EV owners on the Big Island.
Maximizing Your EV Battery’s Longevity – Battery capacity is an important consideration for EV owners. For Big Island EV owners (or would-be EV owners), careful consideration of driving requirements can ensure the right purchase – a vehicle that will minimize range concerns and one that will make it easier to maximize its battery’s life.
Chevy Bolt – Long-Term Review – The Chevy Bolt is a long-awaited long-range EV (it can go over 240 miles on a charge. Here’s a review of the Bolt by a Big Island owner, Robert Smith. He and his wife drive their Bolt over 1600 miles each month and have great insight about this long-range electric car. Learn about the pros and cons of this pure electric car
Charging a Tesla with a Fast Charger – If you’re a Tesla owner and would like to use the DC Fast Chargers that are popping up across the island, learn what’s required and what to expect.
2011 Nissan LEAF Battery Replacement – Read about our experience with the replacement of our LEAF’s battery pack.
Nissan LEAF Reduction Gear Warranty Repair – Do you notice a ‘clunking’ sensation when driving your LEAF? If so, consider having the car checked out. This post provides some insight into the issue and the required repair.
Conquering Steep Mountain Passes in a Chevy Volt – Cody Osborne explains his strategy of navigating his Chevy Volt between Kona and Hilo, over Saddle Road.Learn how to use the Volt’s Hold mode and ‘regen’ features to make this grueling trek without breaking a sweat.
2017 Chevy Volt – Island Impressions – One of our east Hawaii members shares his experience with the new Volt. Check it out!