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Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 electric-car rebates; hope for carbon-free transport

Stephen Edelstein Jan 30, 2017 Hawaii Enlarge Photo Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is easier for alternative sources of energy to gain a foothold. In fact, the cost of importing coal or oil to fuel power plants or vehicles can make fossil fuels vastly more expensive for populations who are cut off from the mainland. DON'T MISS: Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video) (Nov 2016) Islands also tend to have limited, smaller road networks, which make even electric cars with shorter ranges practical. All of these factors are on display in Hawaii, where substantial electric-car rebates are being offered. Two Hawaii utilities are now offering limited-time rebates of up to $10,000 on the 2017 Nissan Leaf , accordin...

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