National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week - Annapolis

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Location: City Dock
Dock Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Event Report

We had over 55 vehicles at our City Dock location overlooking Annapolis Harbor. 

We presented four mini-seminars under a tent on these topics: 
  • Driving Electric’s Effect on Climate Change
  • BGE’s EVsmart Program & How Home Charging Affects Your Electric Bill 
  • Government Incentives & Programs
  • You CAN Take a Long Trip in an EV
Our premier sponsors, BGE, brought a Proterra full-size electric bus.

The Hyattsville Police Department brought its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt patrol car and Zero electric motorcycle.

Other exhibitors:
  • Electric Vehicle Institute
  • STEER electric car subscription service
  • Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Annapolis Audi with its e-tron
  • Neighborhood Sun
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust

County Councilwoman Lisa Rodvien arrived on her electric assist bicycle.

We received a citation from the City of Annapolis for our event and a ribbon-cutting to open the event included: 
Sarah Elfreth, Maryland State Senator; Lisa Rodvien, Anne Arundel County Councilwoman; Rob Savidge and Elly Tierney, Annapolis City Council Aldermen; Jacqueline Guild, City of Annapolis Office of Environmental Policy Director

Also attending were Gavin Buckley, Mayor of Annapolis; Edward Jackson, City of Annapolis Police Chief; Rick Gordon, City of Annapolis Transportation Department Head.

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Event Description

 

Join us at Susan Campbell Park, also known as City Dock, at Annapolis’ beautiful Historic Harbor for our Electric Vehicle Showcase. With the gorgeous backdrop of sailboats, powerboats, kayaks and paddleboards, visit with enthusiastic owners of electric vehicles of all kinds (and dealers too) and learn what it’s like to drive with that EV smile!


The purpose of the Showcase is to inform you about how driving electric benefits the environment in terms of air and water quality and how zero-emissions help to ameliorate Climate Change. 

What makes this event unique is that the vast majority of the participants – that is, those who will bring vehicles for display – are individual owners. This allows us to encourage the public to attend to “hear from owners about what it’s like to drive electric.” A number of dealerships and manufacturers’ representatives will participate as well.

Special features:
  • BGE’s all-electric, full-size bus!
  • Hyattsville Police Department’s all-electric Chevrolet Bolt patrol car and all-electric Zero patrol motorcycle
The following models will be represented (registrations as of August 27):

  • Audi e-tron
  • BMW i3
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Polaris GEM
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Think City
  • Zero Motorcycle


We’ll have mini-seminars on topics such as:

  • Drive Electric 101 – Basic information about range, models available, how plug-in EVs work, costs, maintenance
  • Driving Electric’s Effect on Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  • Taking a Long Road Trip in an EV: Yes, you can!
  • EV Charging 101 – Types of chargers
  • Government Incentives & Rates
  • How Home Charging Affects Your Electric Bill
  • How Can Residents of Apartments & Condos Drive Electric?

More details to come about the seminars.

Do you have an EV? Would you like to be part of this event? Please register here.

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Annapolis Showcase Sponsors
BGE Bus

PREMIER SPONSOR: BGE

Come see BGE’s all-electric, full-size bus!

BGE EVSmart

BGE’s EVsmart℠ Program – leading the charge for Electric Vehicles

BGE’s EVsmart Program gives customers the tools, incentives and information they need to charge their electric vehicle (EV) faster, smarter and more conveniently than ever before. Through BGE’s EVsmart online toolkit, customers can apply for a charger rebate, learn the basics of EV charging, use savings calculators to compare the cost of gas-powered versus electric-powered vehicles, view state and federal tax incentives available for EV owners and locate an EV dealer in their area.

BGE residential customers who purchase and install select Level 2 smart chargers may be eligible for a $300 rebate. Upgrading to a Level 2 smart charger allows EV owners to charge their vehicle significantly faster than with a standard Level 1 charger and lets them track their energy usage through an optional smartphone app. Multifamily property managers and owners can also receive up to $25,000 in incentives for the installation of Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers at their property.

This fall, BGE will also launch a public charging network throughout central Maryland. Once completed, EV drivers will have the option of charging their vehicle at 500 chargers throughout BGE’s service area. Learn more about BGE’s EVsmart.

EVENT CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS


Event Partners

neighborhood sun

Neighborhood Sun — You don’t need solar panels on your roof to enjoy solar benefits! Bring your electric bill to the EV Showcase and learn how you can have your power supplied by the sun, save money, AND support Annapolis Green. It doesn’t matter if you rent, lease or own your home. You can take advantage of community solar if you pay a utility bill. Community solar farms are located throughout the Maryland area & your panels are located within one that is closest to you. You get credit on your electric bill for your portion of a nearby solar project. Maryland utility customers are guaranteed to save at least 5% on their electric bill. Learn more.

Chesapeake Bay Trust Upgrade Your Plate

Chesapeake Bay Trust — The Trust’s Chesapeake Bay license plates help restore the Chesapeake Bay and other natural resources of our region by funding grants CBT provides to schools, community groups, and other not-for-profits for K-12 environmental education, restoration and protection of our waterways. By upgrading your Maryland license plate to a Chesapeake plate for only $20, you can show your support for the environment. And with the Plate Perks Program, you can make your $20 investment back quickly! CBT staff will be available at the Showcase to answer your questions. Learn more.

Our event is being presented in collaboration with:
EVADC-City of Annapolis


Please register to attend using the button at the top of this page.

 More details about our event

Registered Attendees

There are currently 115 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 21
Tesla Model S 7
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
Hyundai KONA Electric 2
Tesla Model X 2
Think City 2
Audi e-tron 1
BMW i3 1
Fisker Karma 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
16 Models 53

Registered attendees report 1,136,348 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Platinum Level Sponsor

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

Silver Level California Regional Sponsor

Bronze Level Michigan Regional Sponsor

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