Drive an electric car? In Hawaii, you're in good company

Drive an electric car? In Hawaii, you're in good company
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new report ranks Hawaii as one of the states with the highest percentage of hybrid or electric vehicles.

The state ranked second, only behind California.

The report, which was released by insurance shopping company Insurify, was based on a set of 1.3 million automobile insurance shopper applications that indicate whether any of the insured vehicles had a hybrid or electric engine.

The ranking's top five rounded out with Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maryland.

The report outlines the fact that Hawaii drivers of electric vehicles are able to take advantage of HOV lanes, and are also exempt from street parking charges and fees at municipal or state lots.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that state representatives recently advanced a bill to boost registration fees in Hawaii for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Earlier this month, Gov. David Ige set a goal of making Hawaii a zero-emissions clean economy by 2045.

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