Stakeholder Spotlight: 

Kurt Speas at Tony Nissan


Kurt Speas has worked at Tony Nissan in Waipahu for twenty years, but over the last seven he has directed his efforts solely to the Nissan Leaf. His forward-thinking approach to the automobile industry has set him apart as the number one LEAF salesman in Hawaii since 2011 and has garnered him the ranking of number two LEAF salesman in the United States, number three in the world. Accordingly, it has also made Tony Nissan the top dealership in Nissan LEAF sales in Hawaii.

By fostering collaborative and creative relationships with public agencies, utilities, and nonprofit organizations, Kurt has been able to develop a larger understanding of our local transportation system and gain access to new audiences. Through his partnership with STCH and Blue Planet Foundation alone, specifically on eight electric vehicle ride-and-drive events since 2015, Kurt has sold an additional 35 electric vehicles.

By working threefold on increasing electric vehicle adoption, encouraging effective infrastructure development, and selling cars, Kurt acts as an example of the innovative future of automobile sales. 

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