National Drive Electric Week
Northern Virginia EV Showcase - Electrify your Ride
Oct 01, 2023
|Sunday, October 1, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|1:00 - 5:00 pm EST
|George Mason University
Roanoke River Lane and Po River Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030
Event ReportWe had a great variety of cars and trucks, 3 electric buses and an eTransit van as well as several exhibits with environmental information. One highlight was the solar racing car brought by the George Mason University Hypernova racing team.
photo by: Sierra Club
Impact of switching to an EV.
At Northern Virginia's EV Showcase see electric cars and speak with owners. Learn from owner experience what it is like to own and drive an electric car. Some cars will be available for test drives. Check out the list at the bottom of the webpage to see the many cars registered to attend.
- Fairfax County electric school bus
- George Mason University Hypernova solar racing car team
- Electric bikes - due to unforeseen circumstances there will not be any bikes
- FORD F150 Lightning with cross country trip experience
The event will be located at the main campus of George Mason University with ample parking. Lot L is shown on the bottom of the map below. George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus is accessible via Metro Bus and Cue Bus (Fairfax City bus) and is also located near the Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Metro stop. There is free parking at the event. A permit is not needed.
Why make the switch to an EV?
Other than the fact that electric vehicles are fun to drive, here are other reasons to make your next car electric: typically, EVs cost less to power than gas cars, the maintenance costs are lower, and there is a federal tax credit for certain vehicles and chargers, making the total cost of ownership of many models favorable to gas engine cars. Fossil fuel-driven cars and trucks account for more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing CO2 pollution will secure a safer, cleaner planet for ourselves and for our children. In Virginia, electric vehicles using the grid create less than half the CO2 pollution of gas-powered cars. As electricity generation migrates to non-carbon energy sources, the EV’s indirect CO2 emissions will decrease significantly, eventually getting to carbon-free.
Here is some information. There are many other sources.
There are currently 182 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3
|Hyundai Ioniq 5
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Tesla Model S
|Tesla Model Y
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV
|Ford F-150 Lightning
|Ford Mustang Mach-E
|Hyundai Ioniq 6
|Hyundai KONA Electric
|MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door
|Other Plug-In Vehicle
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Toyota Prius Prime
Registered attendees report 1,838,830 electric miles driven.