National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Annapolis, MD
Oct 01, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location due to Coronavirus issues.
Day: Thursday, October 1, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 8pm
Organized In: Annapolis, MD
Topics: Cost of Ownership
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
EV 101
Home Charging
Incentives
Local Public Charging
Road Trips
Used EVs
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Event Report

On October 1 we Zoomed in and virtually showcased various models of the more than 40 plug-in vehicles available today in a fun, interactive way. It was a challenge to create a virtual EV Showcase this with COVID-19 restrictions, so we recorded much of it in advance with a very small number in attendance, and all masked.

This was not your typical Zoom meeting – ours was fun AND informative:

  • Opening: A really cool music video with local musicians Timmie Metz and Tambo signing "You're the One That I Want" from Grease. The video contained many fun facts about EVs.
  • EV 101 – Slide presentation about EV basics
  • Driving electric is good for climate and your health – Slide presentation
  • Video of Ribbon cutting of the EV Chargers at the new Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library featuring:
    Anne Arundel County Library CEO Skip Auld
    Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles
    Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman
    Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley
    Baltimore Gas & Electric Utility of the Future Principal Sam duPont
  • Short interviews with EV drivers present at the ribbon cutting: Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Jaguar i-Pace, Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Fusion E-nergi Plug-in Hybrid, 
  • Virtual test drives featuring
    • Chevrolet Bolt
    • Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle 
    • Porsche Taycan
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric slide presentation about how home charging affects the electric bill and what residential rebates are available for home charging equipment
  • Drive with the Sun
    • Two Videos about how to charge EVs from the sun with community solar (no panels) or from panels on the rooftop
  • Q&A
  • A hilarious virtual tour of EV charging stations in our area featuring our summer interns

photo by: Jeff Voigt, owner/aerial photographer
Elected officials from Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, join EV enthusiasts to record the ribbon cutting and dedication of public EV chargers at the new Annapolis library. The video formed part of Annapolis Green's virtual EV Showcase for National Drive Electric Week.

Event Description

 

Join Annapolis Green for “Kick Gas!” as we celebrate National Drive Electric Week virtually on October 1. 

We're raising awareness of the many benefits of driving electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. EVs are fun to drive and one of the best things you can do to mitigate Climate Change! And… the are perfectly normal, cost less than you think, and are stylish and easy.

On October 1 we’ll Zoom in and virtually showcase various models of the more than 40 plug-in vehicles available today in a fun, interactive way. Hear from owners and learn what driving electric is all about. Take a virtual test drive!

Not your typical Zoom meeting – ours will be fun AND informative:

  • A really cool music video for AM-FM featuring Timme Metz and Tambo
  • EV 101 – how driving electric is good for the environment and your wallet
  • The health and Climate Change benefits of driving electric
  • Ribbon cutting of the EV Chargers at the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library featuring:
    • Anne Arundel County CEO Skip Auld
    • Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles
    • County Executive Steuart Pittman
    • Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley
    • BGE Utility of the Future Principal Sam duPont
  • Short interviews with EV drivers
  • Virtual test drives featuring
    • Chevrolet Bolt
    • Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle (Yes! It’s electric!)
    • Porsche Taycan
  • BGE presentation about how home charging affects your electric bill and what residential rebates are available for home charging equipment
  • Drive with the Sun
    • Learn how you can charge your car from the sun with community solar (no panels) or from panels on your rooftop
  • A hilarious virtual tour of EV charging stations in our area featuring our summer interns


This event is presented by Annapolis Green in conjunction with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater DC.

 

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More information is on our website.



Registered Attendees

There are currently 29 attendees registered.

Registered attendees report 215,300 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Platinum Level Sponsor

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

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Green Level Sponsors

Silver Level California Regional Sponsor

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