National Drive Electric Week
Maryland Drives Electric
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
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.
Cozy Bakery & Cafe
photo by: Nick Cavey
Secretary Ellington Churchill providing opening remarks.
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
There are currently 84 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||7|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||1|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model 3||1|
Registered attendees report 156,360 electric miles driven.