It Pays to Go Green

Lt. Governor News Release

This summer, Hawaii residents who purchase electric vehicles, chargers or energy-efficient refrigerators may be eligible for rebates.

Starting August 1, residents who purchase a new electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be eligible for a rebate of up to $4,500 under the Hawaii Electric Vehicle Ready Program. Rebates of up to $500 will be offered for the purchase and installation of a new electric vehicle charger. For more information visit

Beginning this week, residents who replace their old refrigerator with a new energy-efficient model are eligible for a $250 rebate under the ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Rebate Program. For more information visit

Both programs are meant to help achieve the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative’s goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030. They are possible because of a combined $6 million in federal stimulus funds.


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