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.
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Hyattsville City Municipal Center
4310 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

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.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


The City of Hyattsville will be hosting its 3rd Annual "Electric Vehicle Car Show" in the parking lot of the City Municipal Center, to kick off the beginning of "National Drive Electric Week."  We had 28 electric vehicles at last year's show, and we are up to 54 so far this year!  In addition to other give away items for all in attendance, our EV owners will receive a special door prize ticket for a chance to win one of two Portable Level 1/2 EVSEs, provided by the Electric Vehicle Institute of Baltimore, Maryland, a sponsor of this year's event.  Like last year, this year's show will feature the first fully marked Chevrolet Bolt Police Cruiser in the country, and an all-electric Zero DSP Police Motorcycle, as well as various EV makes and models from owners all around the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.   This year we also feature on-site Level 2 and DCFC charging, free of charge, as well as Music, Food, Ice Cream and valuable information about Electric Bicycles (E-Bikes), EV Charging Stations, Solar Panels and more!

Whether you are an EV Owner registering to display your vehicle, or just interested in attending the show to learn about and/or possibly test drive electric vehicles, click the blue register button at the top of this page, complete a short survey, and you'll be entered to win a chance at $250.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 170 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 8
Chevrolet Bolt 7
Chevrolet Volt 6
BMW i3 REx 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Kia Soul EV 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
BMW i3 2
Chevy Spark EV 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Brammo 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
22 Models 55

Registered attendees report 1,146,530 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

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Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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

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