To show off its commitment to clean energy, the County of Maui’s tent at the Maui Fair will feature a couple Tesla electric vehicles and a visit from racecar driver and entrepreneur Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima.
“We are excited to bring the electric vehicle display to this year’s fair to give Maui residents a glimpse of how transportation in Hawaii is changing,” said Shem Lawlor, the Clean Transportation Director at the Blue Planet Foundation (which is partnering with the county on the Maui Fair tent) in a Sept. 18 county news release. “Electric vehicles are already lowering transportation costs for families across the state. They are improving our environment and economy through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on imported oil. Electric vehicles really are the future of driving in Hawaii. And Monster Tajima is leading by example, demonstrating the power of electric vehicles on and off the racetrack and bringing this message to a wider audience.”
Tajima won the Asia Pacific Rally Competition five times and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) six consecutive times from 2006 to 2011, according to the county. He will be at the County’s tent on Thursday, Sept. 24 after the parade until 8pm; Friday, Sept. 25 from 6-8pm; and Saturday, Sept. 26 from noon-1pm.
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