New EV App

Smart Charge Hawaii, a mobile app pilot program for electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Maui County and neighboring islands, is being introduced by Hawaiian Electric and ev.energy. The app’s objectives include maximizing EV charging sessions, directing future charging rates and programs, and advancing green energy. Participants can track charging expenses, earn rewards, and help Hawaii achieve its zero-emission objectives. The Ulupono Initiative provided funding for the program, which collaborates with the Drive Electric Hawaii network.

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Prices Dropping

In April 2023, the median sales price for single-family homes in Maui County dropped from $1.24 million to $1.1 million, however fewer homes were sold as a result of fluctuating mortgage rates. The median sales price for condominiums, meanwhile, jumped from $820,000 a year ago to $877,000 today. April saw a 2.4 percent national reduction in existing-home sales, and a monthly decline of 5.2 percent in pending sales. The housing supply in Maui County has, nevertheless, been trending higher over the previous 12 months. In April, Wailuku saw the most number of single-family house sales, and Kihei saw the greatest number of condo sales.

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New Laws Effective January 1st

Thank you to The Maui News for publishing the new laws taking effect January 1st. Please be aware and review the new laws here.

New Charging Stations Coming To Maui

In an effort for zero emissions in 2045, Maui will be receiving 4 new charging stations hopefully in the next 5 years.

Wailuku and Hana will be receiving the next two stations. 11 stations will be installed over Hawaii. A full charge at one station can be achieved in 20 minutes. Four cars can charge at the same time.

You can read more about the new stations and the plans for charging stations here.

Honua’ula Community Plans Moving Forward

The Honua’ula plan community in Maui Meadows was granted Project District Phase II Development approval. The project would include 288 workforce housing units out of the planned 1150 units.

The project also has plans for 24 acres of village mixed use and 103 acres for open space and recreation. 170 acres will be placed in an easement with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.

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