National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
EV in DC
Washington, DC
Sep 30, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Maryland Ave SW between Independence Ave SW and 3rd St SW
Washington, DC 20560
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

The Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC organized "EV in DC" on Sept 30, 2023.  Held within sight of the US Capitol, it had 31 registered vehicles, together with a brand new articulated electric Metro bus.

We interacted with a significant number of attendees to the nearby World Culture Festival.  We registered several drivers who were new to EV's and the local EV display community.  

We distributed our famous EVADC Info Sheet, as well as literature from Sierra Club, Plug In America, Drive Electric USA and Public Citizen.

Our speakers consisted of

Scott Wilson, VP Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC

Dr. Quinta Warren, Associate Director of Sustainability Policy, Consumer Reports

Michael Litt, Clean Transportation Chair, Sierra Club DC Chapter

Sasha Tenenbaum, Senior Manager for Media and Public Engagement, Moms Clean Air Force

Thomas Bartholomew, Branch Chief for Renewable Energy and Clean Transportation, District of Columbia's Department of Energy and Environment

Rachel Healy, Director of Sustainability, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

photo by: Athel Rogers
EV in DC exhibitors, including members of Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC, Sierra Club DC, Moms Clean Air Force, Consumer Reports, WMATA, DC Dept of Energy and Environment. Vehicles shown: Rivian R1S, Tesla Model 3, Mercedes EQS, Ford F-150 Lightning and New Flyer Electric Articulated Metrobus.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week
“EV in DC”

September 30, 10 am-3pm.  Improved location!  Maryland Ave SW between Independence Ave SW and 3rd St SW, Washington DC

This is at (38.88, -77.01)  Or here on Google Maps

Want to stop buying gasoline?  Come learn about electric vehicles!  The Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC will have EV owners available to answer questions!

    See several models of plug-in cars in one place, for easy comparison.  Chevy, Kia, Tesla, Polestar and more.

    Hear how people charge their cars daily, mostly at home.

    Learn how EV’s are far cheaper to run than gas cars.

Learn about workplace charging.

See how to find public charging near where you work and shop.

Hosted by Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC, in cooperation with Sierra Club of DC,  Mom's Clean Air Force, Plug In America, DC Dept of Energy and Environment, WMATA, and other EV/EJ groups who were involved in delivering comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in June.

Find out how you can have a plug-in car in an apartment, row house or townhouse.

You’ve heard the news stories; now come hear the truth from people who actually drive EV’s and love them.

Find out what federal and state incentives are available and how to buy or lease an EV.

Are you EV Curious?  Talk to regular folks who have incorporated EV’s into their lives. 

It’s a fabulous feeling of independence to decouple yourself from gasoline!

Get a ride in an electric car.  Feel the torque!

Learn how driving on electricity helps our national energy security.

Learn how driving on electricity helps the environment, even on the grid as it exists today.

Learn how driving on electricity helps your family’s economy.

Many people could be driving electric today but don’t realize it.  Find out if an EV would work for you from real folks who drive them.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 81 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 7
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Ford F-150 Lightning 2
BMW 330e 1
BMW iX 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
E-Bike 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Hyundai Ioniq 6 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia EV6 1
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ Sedan 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Polestar 2 1
Rivian R1S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
21 Models 31

Registered attendees report 1,335,923 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
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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