Gas prices are approaching a record high in Hawaii and there is no indication that they’re slowing down anytime soon. According to AAA, the Aloha state ranks second only to California for the highest gas prices in the US, and our residents spent a full dollar more per gallon than the national average.
The most obvious solution to cutting back on your expenses at the pump is by driving less. But for those who still want to get around, the best option is to switch your mode of transportation.
You don’t need to sell your car and fully commit straight off the bat. You can save significant money by starting small and substituting just one or two trips each week with an e-bike ride. Instead of driving to the gym, bike there (you’re trying to get exercise anyway!). Heading to meet friends at the beach? Ride there and get the best parking spot in town. Pick a day and commit to commuting to your workplace that day each week to develop a positive habit that you’re able to stick to. Chances are, you’ll realize how easy and fun these small changes will be, and will continue to replace more and more trips with your e-bike.
If you’re ready to completely ditch the car and save all those gasoline dollars, know that it is very possible to get around Maui without a car by utilizing a variety of transportation options. Walk and use your e-bike around town, then opt for the public bus and trolley for longer journeys. We’re fortunate to live in a place that accommodates a car-free lifestyle.
It’s obvious how by driving less and e-biking more, you will spend less money at the pump. But we’re just talking about saving money here. You should also consider all the other benefits this mode shift will lead to - such as a smaller carbon footprint, less air and water pollution, and it’s positive impact on mental and physical health.
If you’re looking to use an electric bike during your Maui vacation, we have long and short-term rentals as well as self-guided tours. An e-bike will allow you to explore this incredible paradise while saving money on rental cars, rising gas prices and costly parking fees. Rentals and self-guided tours >>
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