National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hyattsville, MD
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Hyattsville, MD 20781
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Event Report

The total number of people exposed to the event is hard to say, since people come and go over the 5 hour period, but due to the fact that it rained almost the entire day, our numbers were very small compared to what we were expecting. (We were hoping for 500+)

Despite the lousy weather we had a nice showing of cars. 54 registered, 44 came, so that was nice. We had Food Trucks, Ice Cream, DJ Music, Balloons, Door Prizes every hour (donated by local businesses), and a continuous video of "rarely seen" television commercials for EVs showing in our building's "multi-purpose" room. (That video was a big hit, with many people asking for a copy of it.) The Hyattsville City Mayor, Police Chief and City Administrator were present, as well as Fox Channel 5 News (Washington, DC). Like last year, we had the country's first Chevrolet Bolt All-Electric Police Patrol Car on display, as well as a Zero DSP All-Electric Police Patrol Motorcycle.

BMW was supposed to be at the event with "Ride-N-Drives," but they did not show up or notify us that they were not coming, so that was disappointing. (A local BMW dealer did bring two cars, but did not offer rides/test drives.)

Nevertheless, we considered the event to be a huge success, with many kudos and accolades from both visitors and politicians, and we are already planning next year's event!

photo by: City of Hyattsville
Hyattsville's 3rd Annual EV Car Show, to kickoff National Drive Electric Week in the Washington, DC area.

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