Meet the experts
In July, 2018, Blue Planet Foundation and the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawaii (STCH), with support from Ulupono Initiative, launched the Electric Vehicle (EV) Expert Certification Program. We have since four EV Expert Certification dates and trained 24 sales associates in EV technologies, infrastructure, benefits, and incentives in Hawaii. You can feel secure that the following Certified EV Experts 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.
Senior Client Advisor & Euro Delivery Specialist — BMW of Maui
17 years at BMW; a total of 25 in the field
Darius is excited about the fun, powerful and extremely low maintenance of electric vehicles and the ever-evolving battery technology. His favorite thing about the program is getting updated on the fascinating trends that are happening and the bright future ahead for electric vehicles!
Email Darius at email@example.com or call him at 808-268-1093 with any questions about the BMW i3 or any of the many BMW plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Vehicle Upgrade Coordinator — King Windward Nissan
13 years in the Automotive Industry
Stephanie is excited about that electric vehicles provide “a shot at saving the planet”. She is sure that if they “aired Captain Planet in 2018, he would drive a Nissan Leaf”. Her favorite thing about the program is networking with other like-minded, environmentally conscious car people and learning about what is being done by our state to further "green" initiatives.
Email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 808-425-8969 with questions about the Nissan Leaf.
Sales Professional — Tony Nissan
5 months at Tony Nissan in Waipahu
Brennan is excited about the style and convenience of new EV models being designed. His favorite thing about the EV expert program is that it provides future transitions of our vehicles from gas to electric.
Email Brennan at Bmata@tonygroup.com or call him at 808-206-1136 with questions about the Nissan Leaf.
Sales Consultant — Servco Toyota Honolulu
5 Years with Servco Toyota
Jayson is excited about the thought and technology that's being put into hybrid vehicles. His favorite thing about the EV expert program was the hands-on training he received while going over the car.
Email Jayson at email@example.com or call him at 808-564-1130 with questions about the Toyota Prius Prime.
Senior Automotive Specialist — Chevrolet GN
25 years in Auto Industry with Chevrolet GN
Along with their technology, Bill is excited that electric vehicles are a way to “end fuel dependency”. His favorite thing about the EV expert program was “being able to utilize, share and learn knowledge from others and [his] own experiences”.
Sales Consultant — Servco Toyota Honolulu
14 years of sales at Toyota
Jason is excited about how the technology of electric vehicles. He is also excited about “making people excited about getting an environmentally friendly car!” His favorite thing about the EV expert program was not only having the opportunity to meet new people, but to also be able to constantly learn.
Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 808-386-3483 to learn more about about the Toyota Prius Prime.
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
DREW SEBRING (email@example.com)- BMW of Maui in Kahului
KEN CLARK (firstname.lastname@example.org)- BMW of Maui in Kahului
BILLY JAY GINES (email@example.com)- BMW of Maui in Kahului
FRANCIS HOANG (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Tony Nissan in Waipahu
LOUISE OBALDO (email@example.com)- Tony Nissan in Waipahu