Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawai’i

Advancing
Sustainable
Transportation
in Hawaii

STCH is a
U.S. Department of
Energy Clean Cities
Coalition

STCH is a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition

About STCH

A Blue Planet Initiative

STCH is administered by Blue Planet Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization clearing the path for clean energy in Hawaii.

STCH supports locally driven efforts to reduce the use of imported petroleum in Hawaii’s transportation sector through…

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Our Mission

Be a leading advocate and educational resource for sustainable transportation in Hawaii.

STCH strives to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of Hawaii by promoting and supporting the adoption of practices that improve mobility, reduce travel demand, increase the utilization of energy efficient modes of travel...

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Our Vision

A Hawaii where mobility needs are met through diverse, sustainable solutions that are efficient, clean, safe, and convenient.

To bring this vision to reality, we have outlined several attainable goals. Accomplishing these will mean we’ve achieved success in our mission…

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Hawaii’s Transportation Snapshot

Hawaii’s EV Experts Program

Find a Certified Electric Vehicle Expert

The "Find an EV Expert" tool connects interested car buyers with dealership sales associates who passed our Electric Vehicle (EV) Expert Certification Program. Customers can shop with confidence that the EV Experts are informed about Hawaii's EV marketplace.

Find an EV Expert     Read the Press Release

Become an EV Expert (for sales associates)    Watch the Video

‘Electric Mo’ Bettah!’

Is filling up leaving you drained?

Hawaii’s homeowners have an easy transition to electric vehicles. Give up gas and make your next car electric at ElectricMoBettah.org.

‘Electric Mo’ Bettah!’ is powered by Blue Planet Foundation, in partnership with Hawaiian Electric.

Other Programs

Electric Vehicle Programs

Learn more about electric vehicle ownership in Hawaii.

Electric vehicles are fast, quiet, clean, and can even save you money on fuel and maintenance. There is a network of over 12,000 EV owners in Hawaii, and you could be next! Learn more about EV ownership by attending an EV event, joining us for National Drive Electric Week, or watching a video. 

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Oahu Commute Challenge

Congratulations to the Hawaiian Electric team for winning the 2020 challenge!

91% of participants tried a new sustainable mode they've never tried before, and 4,975 sustainable trips were taken throughout the month, eliminating over 8,000 miles of single occupancy vehicle travel. Check back later for details on a 2021 challenge.

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AFLEET Cool Line

Free lifecycle cost analysis for your next procurement.

Contact us if you are considering alternative fuel or electric vehicles but don't know how they'll affect your bottom line. Using Argonne National Laboratory's AFLEET model, we will compare different vehicle technologies using your fleet duty cycles and operations to provide you with lifecycle cost comparisons to help you make smart procurement decisions beyond point-of-purchase.

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Stakeholder Spotlight

Aloha Charge Leads The Way for EV Charging Infrastructure.

Jim Burness, founder of Aloha Charge, is one of Hawai’i’s (and the nation’s) leading EV experts. Jim’s goal  —  open a business to advance and facilitate the build out of Hawai’i’s EV charging infrastructure and support Hawai’i’s goal to be fossil fuel free by 2045.

Since starting in 2012, Aloha Charge has installed more than 150 stations across the State and has become the leading reseller and installer in Hawaii — providing hardware, software, installation and planning expertise across a wide variety of business channels, including hospitality, workplaces, multi-family dwellings and municipalities statewide.

Read more about Aloha Charge's history and how they are supporting Hawaii in reaching its 100% renewable energy goal

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