Reddy wrote:What's a decent range of the Leaf on Maui? I see charging stations at West, South and North coast areas so traveling around there shouldn't be a problem. What about the East coast and road to Hana? It doesn't look like the 102 mi RT from Kahului to Hana is possible without a couple of hours of L1 even with the slower travel speeds. Any EV-friendly businesses in Hana? I got approval to L1 at local restaurant near my town as long as I am having a meal. How about Pukalani and a bit of Highway 37/31? Of course, given the elevation gain, I wouldn't even try Haleakala without something half way or so. Any new stations being added soon?
If doing any uphill driving at all I think the realistic range is 60-80 miles depending on how much uphill there is. There are no LII chargers in Hana yet. We did rent the Leaf to someone last November who stayed in Hana for 5 days and was able to LI charge at the bed & breakfast she stayed at. It took ~3/4 of the battery to get her from our office to Hana (~55 miles) so that would put it right on pace for ~73 miles for that drive - lots of gulches on the road to Hana, which means lots of short uphill. There are no LII charge stations on highway 37/31, but maybe could find a local business that would allow LI charging, though I'm not sure it would be very helpful. Highway 31 is the most remote part of Maui so I don't anticipate any charging out there anytime soon. Haleakala presents the biggest challenge for 100% electrics. I drove our Leaf to Haleakala to see how far it would get and I made it to the park entrance, which is 11 miles from the top, with 2 bars remaining & 8 miles on the guessometer. There are plans to install a DC QC near the park entrance which will allow 100% electrics to get all the way to the top.
Maui Memorial Hospital is adding LII charging. Our County Building (in Wailuku) is adding a DC QC. A Japanese group is installing 5 DC QC over the next 1-2 years (one on the west side, one in Kahului, one in Kihei, one in the Hana area & one at the Haleakala entrance). There's also a state law that requires all public parking lots with 100 + parking stalls to have a least one charge station, so over the next year we should see lots of new LII charging.