Small EV rental firm Arcimoto opens in Kaka‘ako


Kaka‘ako is now home to Arcimoto, the first electric vehicle rental provider in the neighborhood.

In its first Experience Center in Hawaii, located at 805 Pohukaina St., Arcimoto offers fun-sized electric vehicles for rent to ride across Oahu. Arcimoto is on a mission to shift the U.S. transportation industry to smaller, more efficient EVs, which have significantly reduced carbon emissions—over 520,000 lbs. of CO2e to date.

“We love Our Kaka‘ako because it’s centrally located, which allows us to provide excellent service to our kama‘āina as well as our visitors,” said site manager Paula Johansson.

Find more information and book rentals or demo drives online at

“Our Kaka‘ako is a hub for innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and creators, and people come here to discover and try new things,” said Gary Evora, Kamehameha Schools senior asset manager. “We’re happy to see our neighborhood grow more culturally diverse to reflect the people who live, work, and play here daily.”

Our Kaka‘ako is a vibrant neighborhood with a thriving business community that continues to grow. Check out the extensive lineup of tenants in the business directory at

About Our Kaka‘ako

Our Kaka‘ako is a mixed-use, urban-island community by Kamehameha Schools on nine contiguous city blocks in the heart of Honolulu, between South Street and Ward Avenue. The community, which is currently in the active stages of a multi-year redevelopment, will contain a mixture of low-rise and high-rise structures, a range of housing types, open spaces, a central gathering place, and a neighborhood supportive of commercial and industrial uses. Part of the vision for Our Kaka‘ako is that it will continue to grow as a progressive catalyst for innovation and become the epicenter of urban-island culture, and the lifestyle that it represents. To learn more, visit

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