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Hawaii Teacher of the Year Gets Electric Car & Charging Stations (for 1 Year)

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Yet another reason to love Hawaii. The state of my dreams has now announced that it is awarding the 2012 State Teacher of the Year with an electric car and two charging stations.. for one year (guess they didn’t have it in the budget to give these to the teacher forever). I have to say, while I’ve always thought of Hawaii as one of the most idyllic places in the world (and the most desirable state to love in), this make me think of Hawaii as in even more idyllic way. Seriously, though, does any other state do anything like this?

“Chad Miller, a language arts teacher at Kailua High School, received the prestigious designation as the 2012 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year during ceremonies hosted by the Hawaii State Department of Education,” a news release this week announced.

You’re probably wondering, at this point, which car it is…. It’s the Mitsubishi iMiEV, which has been making the rounds lately (see link). The charging stations, predictably, are for the teacher’s home and her parking space at school (yet another reason for jealous teachers to grumble about her). The charging stations were provided by AeroVironment, which is a supplier of EV charging stations from Monrovia, California.

Another interesting thing I learned from this story is that Honolulu offers free parking for electric vehicles “at all City and County public parking facilities and parking meter stalls on streets and roadways throughout the island of Oahu.” Interesting incentive.

Image Source: Hawaii Automobile Dealers Assoc.

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