Bikeshare Hawaii recently received a $50,000 donation from Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation. The donation was a combination of a $25,000 check and two electric-powered Smart cars. The money will be used to purchase and fabricate equipment, such as bike trailers that can be pulled by the two electric Smart cars to assist in the maintenance and rebalancing of Bikeshare Hawaii’s fleet of bicycles.
Having two electric Smart cars will allow Bikeshare Hawaii to rebalance bikes around the clock, running one while the other is charging so each station can meet rider demands. The electric Smart cars are capable of pulling a trailer.
For more information on Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation’s donation, visit Bikeshare Hawaii’s website.