Meet the experts
Blue Planet Foundation and the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii (STCH), with support from Ulupono Initiative, launched the Electric Vehicle (EV) Expert Certification Program on Tuesday, July 17. We have since certified our first two cohorts of EV Experts. These twelve sales associates have been trained in the EV technologies, infrastructure, benefits, and incentives in Hawaii and are fully equipped with the knowledge and resources to help you with your next plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle purchase.
Mini Motoring Advisor — Mini of Hawaii
With BMW Mini for 9 years this June
Ryan’s favorite thing about the program is how it welcomed different levels of EV knowledge and made plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, and their charging easier to understand. He is excited by the option to utilize renewable energy to power the cars.
Email Ryan at email@example.com or call him at 808-380-3395 with any questions about the about the plug-in electric hybrid BMW Mini.
Customer Engagement Specialist — Servco
1 year at Servco Marketing Department
Her favorite thing about the EV Expert Program is that “the program curriculum and course material is well done and easy to follow”.The thing that excites her the most about electric vehicles is the ability to charge the vehicles at home and the option of using the PV system to charge.
To talk to Rosita about a Toyota Prius Prime or a Chevrolet Volt or Bolt, you can call her at 808-389-3598 or email her at Rosita.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Client Advisor — BMW of Honolulu
16 years with BMW
As the top Client Advisor at BMW of Honolulu, Terrence is ready to sell you one of the many BMW plug-in hybrid or battery electric options! Terrence enjoyed theEV expert program because he could gain additional knowledge from people that are passionate about EVs. “Electric vehicles excite me because they help the environment, lower cost of ownership, receive parking benefits, and you never have to visit a gas station.”
Email Terrence at email@example.com or call him at 808-330-3256 with any questions about the BMW i3 or one of the many BMW plug-in hybrids.
Sales Consultant — Tony Nissan in Waipahu
1 year and 6 months in the field
Vincent’s favorite thing about the EV Expert Program is “the sharing of information. Being connected to other professionals in the industry during the vital shift from internal combustion engine vehicles to plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles is invaluable”.
The thing that excites him the most about electric vehicles is the potential for sustainability that they offer. “Living on an island, we should all be working toward a sustainable future, and electric vehicles are a step in the best direction.”
Email Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 808-264-6741 with any questions about the Nissan Leaf.
Senior Salesperson— Aloha Kia of Maui
Selling cars in Hawaii for 20 years
What excites Elvis about electric vehicles? “It just keeps getting better and better and more affordable! Kia is coming out early 2019 with a Niro all EV with a range of over 280/240 miles with 210/201 horse power. A choice of 64kwh range of 280/240 miles. A second choice of a 39.2 Kwh range of 150 miles.”
Email Elvis with your questions at email@example.com or call him at 808-877-4545
Electric Vehicle Specialist — Tony Nissan in Waipahu
22 years at Tony Nissan; 7 years as EV Specialist; 33 years in the automobile industry
Kurt’s favorite thing about the EV Expert Program is that it trains people to be able to service their customers’ needs more professionally and instills confidence in the transition from gas to electric vehicles. He is excited about EVs because they are a major component in changing the way we use and control energy for our transportation needs.
Email Kurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 808-342-9246 with any questions about the Nissan Leaf.
Certified EV Experts continued:
ALLEN DIETHRICH (email@example.com)- Tony Nissan in Waipahu
JARED ENGLAND (firstname.lastname@example.org)- Tony Nissan in Waipahu
KYLE NAHOI (email@example.com)- Tony Nissan in Waipahu
WALLACE MA (firstname.lastname@example.org)- BMW of Honolulu
ANDY STEHL (email@example.com)- Jim Falk Nissan of Maui
TIM TORRES (firstname.lastname@example.org)- Jim Falk Nissan of Maui