National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Baltimore, MD
Sep 11, 2016

Day: Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Promenade behind Rowlings Blake Conservatory
Baltimore, MD 21217
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

No podium. No speakers. Just EV Car Talk, Rides and Drives surrounded by green.
Many walk-up and curious became EV experienced and began asking purchase questions.

Our designated Test-Drive Route had scenic lake-cityscape views and one stretch allowing safe unforgettable "Peddle-to-Metal" experiences.

Special EVs: 1 Zero motorcycle, 1 ELF Velomobile, 2 Think Citys and 1 Bewegen EV Bike from Baltimore BikeShare.

Our 1st year event: EV Rally in a Park setting with a great Test-Drive Route. EVs and participants floated thru all afternoon. Test Drives in BMW I3, Leaf, and Chevy Spark. Test Rides in several owner vehicles including an early vintage Tesla operated by a commercial aircraft pilot.
We had little media outreach support. We mostly emailed community ListServes, personal contacts & FaceBook
The Rawlings Conservatory gave us great support, street cones, traffic control by Park Rangers.
$32 rented one port-a-pot.

photo by: Frank Lee, City of Baltimore
Almost every vehicle in this photo is an EV. (exception beyond green sign)

More photos from this event.

Event Description


“Electric Drive In the Park”   Druid Hill - Rawlings Conservatory 
Sunday,  Sept 11, 2016    Noon to 5 pm

On Google Maps "Rawlings Conservatory"  39.3187658,-76.6461844
Beechwood Drive on the East Coast Greenway Trail
GPS Navigate to  3100 Swann Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217

Three Level 2 chargers nearby. 

EV dealers will offer Test Drives in new affordable EVs.
EV owners can display, share experiences, pop the hood, Rev up the Batteries..
B'More BikeShare is coming with new electric powered bikes     

Food trucks will include Everything Turkey, Garden of Vegan and Just Ice fruit ice.    

Event Size 

-  6 dealers with EV cars offering test drives.   
- 18  private EV owners
- Baltimore BikeShare program offering 4 to 6 electric bikes for test rides
- Attendees  - estimated 125 people.  

Local-Sponsors Baltimore City DPW Office of Sustainable Energy; BEVI, EVI, Baltimore City Parks and Recreation 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 66 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 4
Chevy Spark EV 4
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Cadillac ELR 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Think City 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
11 Models 22

Registered attendees report 260,116 electric miles driven.

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EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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