National Drive Electric Week
Sep 09, 2017
|Day:||Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
Hyattsville City Municipal Center
4310 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
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.
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.
There are currently 76 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model S||5|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||4|
|Chevy Spark EV||3|
|BMW i3 REx||2|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 688,022 electric miles driven.