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Aloha, friends and partners! We at Roberts Hawaii are thrilled to share some electrifying news with you. We’ve recently expanded our fleet with the addition of five new electric buses. This includes three electric motorcoach buses and two electric school buses. Coupled with our existing electric school bus, our current electric vehicle (EV) fleet now totals six vehicles.

electric school busThis isn’t just an expansion; it’s a statement about our commitment to the future of transportation in Hawaii. We’re embracing sustainable practices and leading the charge (pun intended) towards a cleaner, greener Hawaii.


Our Partnership with the Diesel Replacement Rebate Program

This exciting development was made possible through the Diesel Replacement Rebate Program, a joint initiative by the Hawaii State Energy Office and the Hawaii Department of Health. Funded through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust and the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, the program aims to help local companies like us replace diesel vehicles with zero-emission alternatives.


First of Their Kind

The three electric motorcoaches are not just any buses; they’re the first MCI J4500 Charge EV motorcoaches to be used for tour operations nationwide. We’re proud to be leading the way in this significant milestone for the entire tourism industry.

Moreover, we are currently the only Hawaiʿi ground transportation provider with electric school buses. We’ve added two Thomas Jouley EV school buses to our fleet, setting a new standard for school transportation in the state.


electric motorcoach malama hawaiiOur Commitment to Mālama Hawaiʿi

At Roberts Hawaii, we’re dedicated to Mālama Hawaiʿi – caring for and protecting Hawaii. By embracing electric vehicles, we’re helping to preserve our beautiful islands for future generations.

While we acknowledge that our fleet still includes over 300 diesel vehicles, we see this as a journey towards sustainability. Each electric vehicle we add to our fleet represents progress. It’s about balancing the needs of our business with our commitment to the environment.

Electric vehicles play a crucial role in protecting Hawaii’s delicate ecosystem. By gradually transitioning to electric vehicles, we’re helping to protect our islands’ biodiversity and preserve our natural beauty for future generations.


Blessing Ceremony

We’re excited to share that a blessing ceremony for our new electric buses is scheduled for July 20, 2023. This ceremony will mark a significant milestone in our journey towards a greener future.



electric motor coach parking lotOur recent acquisition of electric buses is more than just an expansion of our fleet. It’s a bold move that sets a precedent for other companies in Hawaii’s tourism and transportation industry.

As we move towards a greener future, we can look forward to quieter, cleaner, and more efficient transportation. We can enjoy the beauty of our islands without the noise and pollution of traditional vehicles. And most importantly, we can ensure that our beautiful islands are preserved for future generations.

So, here’s a big mahalo from all of us at Roberts Hawaii for your continued support as we charge towards a greener future. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

And to our customers, next time you’re planning a tour or a school trip, remember that by choosing Roberts Hawaii, you’re choosing a company that’s committed to sustainability. Because every little bit helps. And together, we can make a big difference.

Aloha, and until next time, let’s keep it green, Hawaii!