National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Poolesville, MD
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Poolesville Parking Lot at Rt 109 and Rt 107
19950 Fisher Ave
(Parking lot across from Basset's Restaurant)
Poolesville, MD 20837
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

It was AWESOME!!! More than 90 vehicles, 22 models!
Our Poolesville event has grown to become the largest NDEW event on the east coast, thanks to the support of the Town of Poolesville, the Poolesville Day committee, and local Electric Vehicle (EV) organizations like MD Volt (, but mostly through the enthusiastic EV owners who share their time, their vehicles and their experiences with the general public. This year we had few members from the Star Wars 501st Stormtroopers, Maryland Old Line Garrison, and George Washington from the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents and an Abraham Lincoln, which provided some great photo opportunities.
We had dealerships, like DARCARS Nissan, King Volkswagen, Sheehy Ford, BMW of Rockville and KIA of America (who brought several cars, staff. goodies and tent). Jim Alvis, Government Affairs for Kia Motors America Corp and Genovation Cars founder and CEO Andrew Saul, maker of the record breaking Corvette GXE attended.

photo by: Poolesville.Green
The Star Wars 501st Stormtroopers, Maryland Old Line Garrison: William and Melissa Ralph Cars: JD Taylor Ford Fusion Energi (front), and Ford's from Sheehy Ford of Gaithersburg (back)

More photos from this event.

Event Description


WOW! It is only days before the 2016 parade and show!

This year's event is shaping up to be a spectacular event. We are on par with becoming one of the largest National Drive Electric Week car show events on the whole east coast. We are expecting 50 to 70 electric vehicles and more than 10,000 visitors. We have a lot of great give-a-ways, including a $560 GE Level 2 wall mount charger donated by MD Volt. We have a number of dealerships and manufacture reps, like Jean Gough, EV Fleet Business Development Manager from Nissan North America, Inc. and Jim Alvis, Manager at Government Affairs for Kia Motors America Corporation, Washington Office (who is bringing a new Kia Soul EV).

Dealerships will also be there like; DARCARS Nissan Rockville, King Volkswagen of Rockville, BMW of Rockville and we are reaching out to others like; Sheehy Ford Lincoln of Gaithersburg, and Rockville Porsche & Audi (all are welcome to join us). 

And plan to be visited by the Empire!
Members of the Star Wars 501st Legion’s “Old Line Garrison” are planning to attend  Poolesville Day and will be camping out with us at the car show.  This should make for some great photo ops.

Poolesville.Green is hosting the event on Poolesville Day with the Town of Poolesville. 2016 will be bigger and better.Last year, we were the largest NDEW event in the Washington (MD/VA/DC) area with 10,000 people visiting. We are working to include a lot of great give-a-ways for car registrants and visiting guests, to have more activities, speakers and fun. All vehicle owners and volunteers will also get a free shirt and goodies bag. Visitors will be able to test drive some of the EVs (when their owners and dealerships allow). 

Who should Register? 
  • Anyone interested in getting up dates
  • Plug-In Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car Owners: The more the merrier. 
  • Sponsors: We need sponsors to help make this the best NDEW event ever. 
  • Media: Please help us get the word out!
  • Volunteers: We need the help :) 
  • ALL (Note: Only Sponsors, Volunteers and EV PHEV Car owners will get a FREE T-Shirts, but all can reserve one (price TBD) . 
Why Register Now? 
  • ONLY DAYS LEFT until the event Sept 17th. 
  • You will be notified of the event planning and on any other Poolesville Green hosted EV events,
  • Registration helps us arrange for free T-Shirts and give-a-ways. .
  • So please help us help you, EV owner or not, register here and now.
  • Not sure if you can make it? Register now anyway! We can remove your name later if you find cannot attend (just send me a note).


We are a non-profit and really need your help (note: donations are not required to participate). We are looking for sponsors from as little as $20 dollars on up :)). A fairly standard donation with the most of the benefits starts at $200. The sooner you sponsor, the more your logos will show on our sites, flyers and other event media. Donations can be made through our website: (Click on "Donate Now"). Donations can also be made in terms of a valued gift to be given as free drawings to drivers and to guest at the event. Contact me direct (Contact Button at top) to make arrangements for pickup or delivery of those types of donations. Also early sponsor will get first dibs at possible tent (10X10) and table setups. Register here to get the latest updates through our EV event email list and/or contact me direct (Contact Button at top). 


Contact me direct (Contact button near top) for info or to make special arrangements. Register here to get the latest updates. We are planning a "media day" prior to the event day, make arrangements to be included. Check out prior years events at Poolesville Green

Any questions, contact through this site (after registering) or through http://Poolesville.Green 
or direct email: use the Contact button near top, under the Registration and Volunteer buttons.


Check out prior years events at Poolesville.Green:    

Registered Attendees

There are currently 192 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 18
Chevrolet Volt 14
Tesla Model S 14
Tesla Model X 7
Zero Motorcycle 6
Ford Fusion Energi 5
Ford C-MAX Energi 4
Kia Soul EV 3
Volkswagen e-Golf 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevy Spark EV 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Tesla Roadster 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i8 1
Cadillac ELR 1
EV Conversion 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
22 Models 91

Registered attendees report 1,242,541 electric miles driven.

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