National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hyattsville, MD
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Hyattsville City Municipal Center
4310 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

This was a combination "Green Expo" and NDEW Event. The number of EVs registered (29) in a short amount of time was overwhelming, and the large number of visitors (along with great weather, live music and give-a-ways) made for a fantastic "2nd Year" Annual Event for the City of Hyattsville.

Some of the unique vehicles on display were a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt as a marked Hyattsville Police Vehicle (we think it's the first one in the country) and a marked Zero DSP Police Motorcycle. Both of these vehicles had all of their emergency lights on, which helped draw attention to the EV part of the event. We also had a (no longer available) 2014 Brammo Electric Motorcycle, which had a crowd around it the entire time, and a Tesla Model "X," which is always an attention-getter.

We were very fortunate to have a nice variety of EV makes and models, and the response from the visitors was extremely positive. We were so happy with the turnout, that we are already planning next year's event!

photo by: Richard Hartnett
Various attendees check out the electric vehicles and discuss with EV owners the advantages of "driving green." In the front row is the Silver 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Police Cruiser, as well as a White/Black 2017 Zero DSP Electric Police Motorcycle. Other vehicles at the show included a BMW i3 REx, Tesla Model "X," Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi Mi-EV, Brammo Electric Motorcycle, Ford Focus EV, Chevrolet Spark EV, Tesla Roadster, Chevrolet Volt, Kia Soul EV, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model "S," a GEM/Polaris LSV (Used by Parking Enforcement), and one of many Segway Personal Mobility Vehicles used by the Police Department.

Event Description


The City of Hyattsville will be hosting its 2nd Annual "Green Expo" in the parking lot of the City Municipal Center, which will include the second "National Drive Electric Week" event at this location.  This year's event will feature an all-electric, fully marked Chevrolet Bolt Police Cruiser, an all-electric Zero DSP Police Motorcycle, and several personally owned electric vehicles of different makes and models.  If you are interested in "all things green," then this is the place to be! Come out and join us for this truly unique event!

Click the blue register button at the top of this page, and you'll be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 76 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 5
Chevrolet Volt 4
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevy Spark EV 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Brammo 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Think City 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
15 Models 29

Registered attendees report 688,022 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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