National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Maryland Drives Electric
Annapolis, MD
Sep 29, 2022

Day: Thursday, September 29, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Employee Lot
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Event Report

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), in collaboration with the Maryland EV Ambassadors and the Maryland Department of Agriculture, today hosted a Maryland Drives Electric event for National Drive Electric Week. The event included an opportunity for individuals to learn about Maryland’s state fleet transition to electric vehicles (EV) and the installation of charging stations across the state. Participants had the opportunity to view a BGE charging station demonstration, test drive an EV, talk to EV owners about their experiences, and see over 8 different EV models, including the first Capitol Police electric patrol vehicle. 

“DGS has always supported the Hogan administration’s climate goals,” said DGS Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. “DGS’ Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (EVIP) has been working tirelessly to move the state government toward an electric fleet by installing EV charging stations across the state.”

To date, the EVIP has installed 76 charging ports across 17 sites. An additional 18 projects are currently in design or construction and will add 115 ports across the state in 2023.

The Maryland EV Ambassadors Program is an internal community of E-mobility users, champions, and enthusiasts across all levels and agencies in the state of Maryland. The purpose of the group, which is led by DGS, is to enable knowledge sharing, improve the charging experience, and promote the benefits of transportation electrification. 

Learn  more about the DGS EVIP program and the EV Ambassadors at: https://dgs.maryland.gov/Pages/ElectricVehicle/index.aspx

Speakers Included: Secretary Ellington Churchill, Jr. (Maryland Department of General Services), Jessica Hackett, Communications Director, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Kristy Fleischmann Groncki, Mgr. Strategic Programs BGE.

Partners/Exhibitors included:

  • Hertz

  • Rivian

  • GM

  • Ford

  • SemaConnect

  • Annapolis Green

  • Eastern Sales

  • Cozy Bakery & Cafe

We had a variety of vehicles by GM, Ford, Rivian, Jaguar, Tesla, Hyundai, and Nissan.

photo by: Nick Cavey
Secretary Ellington Churchill providing opening remarks.

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

You are invited to

Maryland Drives Electric


Since 2020, DGS has taken the lead on planning for and installing the EV charging infrastructure to support the State’s transition to an electrified fleet. In 2022, that responsibility was cemented in law via the Climate Solutions Now Act.

Learn about the State of Maryland's fleet transition to electric vehicles
and charging station installation projects across the state. 
View a BGE charging station demonstration
Test drive an electric vehicle in the Ride and Drive
Talk to EV owners about their experiences with EVs
Hear about vehicle and charging incentives
See the first Capitol Police EV
and more!


Open to State employees, contractors, and the public.
Free Parking
If you wish to display your electric vehicle, please contact the event organizer.

Learn more about EV Ambassadors: https://t.ly/EVAmbassadors
Learn more about the DGS Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (EVIP) at: http://t.ly/DGSEVIP


Hosted by DGS EVIP and EV Ambassadors, in partnership with MDA



Registered Attendees

There are currently 84 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 7
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Porsche Taycan 2
BMW 330e 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
15 Models 24

Registered attendees report 156,360 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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