State to convert light-duty vehicles to electric by 2035

  • Douglas Teeple, founder of the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association, charges his Nissan Leaf at The Shops at Mauna Lani in 2014. (ANNA PACHECO/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

All state-owned light vehicles must be fully electric by 2035 under a bill that successfully passed through the state Legislature this year.