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General Motors and a South Korean company are putting up more than a billion dollars apiece to build a battery factory in Ohio. The plant is a key part of GM’s electric vehicle strategy — and it underlines the presence of South Korean companies in this growing market.

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Electric cars are growing in popularity — both on the mainland and in Hawaii.  That’s leading to plans for increased production — including in one Asian nation that may be a bit of a surprise.

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As Republicans on Capitol Hill refine their plans on tax reform, one point under consideration is eliminating a tax credit for electric vehicles. And that would be likely to have a broad impact here in Hawai‘i. We get more on that story from Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier.

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Push to Drive Electric; Psychology of White Collar Crime; Author Jaimal Yogis

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A Kailua-man spent two years converting his gas-guzzling Porsche to an all-electric vehicle. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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More than 5,000 electric vehicles are now registered in Hawai‘I, and 8 of Hawai‘i’s leading energy organizations are marking the occasion by launching an initiative called Drive Electric Hawai‘i.

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This is a big weekend in the world of auto racing.  There’s a NASCAR race in North Carolina, a Formula One Race in Japan, and a more unusual contest going on in Hong Kong. HPR’s Bill Dorman has the details in today’s Asia Minute.

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Some delegates to the UN climate change talks in Paris are making use of 200 electric vehicles supplied by automakers. And while these cars are just on loan, the sales of electric vehicles are getting more attention this week in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. 

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This week, Honolulu was named one of the top cities in the country for electric vehicles. That determination came from the electric vehicle infrastructure company ChargePoint. But according to a laboratory director in California, China is on track to overtake the United States as the top county for electric vehicles, possibly as soon as this year. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Consumers are exploring a lot of different ways to kick the fossil fuel habit. One of them is driving electric vehicles instead of gas-powered cars. Where does Hawaii stand in adopting EVs? From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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  Hawaii tops the charts when it comes to electric vehicles. According to Edmunds.com, electric vehicles now account for more than one and a half percent of all cars sold in Hawaii, making the state one of the most popular in the country for plug-ins. On a global scale, the market for electric vehicles is shifting. HPR’s bBill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.