National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Poolesville, MD
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 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 (Anytime Fitness Parking lot across from Basset's Restaurant)
19950 Fisher Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Poolesville Green’s 2017 National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Poolesville Day Electric Vehicle Show was a huge success again this year! This was the 2nd year in a row the Poolesville event had the most Electric and Plugin Electric Hybrid Vehicles (EV/PHEV) registered on the east coast. Our EV show was the 3rd largest NDEW event out of 288 events worldwide. Poolesville Green partnered with the Town of Poolesville to bring this event to the Maryland/DC/Virginia area. We had major help and support from local organizations, MD Volt and One Montgomery and others like EVADC.
We had over 120 Electric and Plugin Electric Hybrid Vehicles (EV/PHEV) come out and enjoyed the day. The event featured mostly EV owners, volunteering their time to help educate the public about what it is like to really own an Electric or Plugin Electric Hybrid Vehicle. Visitors were encouraged to talk to owners and test drive or ride many of the cars. Manufacturers and local dealerships also participated from Tesla, Sheehy Ford, DARCARS Nissan Rockville, Criswell Chevy, and more.
Visitors learned what the real facts and what are the myths about EVs. They saw the different makes and models and what are the advantages and disadvantages of both. Also, the Classic Car Show returned this year and was co-located with the National Drive Electric Week show. We had the countries first Police Chevy Bolt (from City of Hyattsville Police Department). Miss Kitty, the Hello Kitty Smart EV car was also on static display at the Poolesville Green booth in the middle of all the Poolesville Day action on Fisher Ave.

photo by: Poolesville.Green - JD Taylor
The countries first Police Chevy Bolt from the City of Hyattsville Police Department

More photos from this event.

Event Description


2017 National Drive Electric Week Poolesville Day

WOW! We had a mind-blowing, record-breaking 2016 event!

Click here for this year's Schedule & Information

Check out the write-ups and photos from 2016 on the Poolesville.Green site. 

Photo Credit: Town of Poolesville                                                                                                      

We had the #1 event on the east coast with 91 registered electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and we were #5 worldwide out of 235 NDEW events.  And we are on pace to beat last year's record.  Partnering with the Town of Poolesville and their Poolesville Day Event we attract more than 10,000 people from the surrounding area.  The day starts with a long and popular parade, which includes 7 selected EVs. The event starts at 10 am and runs until 4 pm.  There will be a lot of  Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) by owners, manufacturers, and dealerships. Some will provide test rides and drives. But there is so much more. The Classic Car Show will be right next to our show and the whole town will be closed to all but foot traffic with a lot of family fun activities including music, food, climbing walls, bounce toys, vendors, farm animals, old time tractors and so much more (like Star Wars characters).  This event is Rain or Shine.

Click here for Event Map

Photo Credit: JD Taylor                                                                                                                                Photo Credit: Mike Engelmann


A local police department will be bringing a new Police decked out Chevy Bolt!

We will be having many give-a-ways to registered vehicle owners/drivers and additional give-a-ways to the general public.  One great prize, a Level II Bosch Power Max 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Station was donated by Bosch

MD Volt is donating a JuicePlug.                         TorkLift Central is donating 2 certificates for a free EcoHitch.


FastPark&Relax is donating a 1 week pass at their BWI Airport offsite parking area, which also has free EV charging stations.

We are also talking with Local Motors of National Harbor's 3D printed car and their amazing Olli and we are looking forward to a return visit by the 501st Star Wars Stormtroopers (more on these to come).

This year we will have a number of scheduled demos during the course of the day, more raffles and give-a-ways and we will continue to have all of the music, food, and family fun that Poolesville Day has to offer.

Registering more than 1 Vehicle?
  • If you are bringing more than 2 vehicles (many dealerships do), please try to register each, but you will need to use a different email for each. If that is a problem, leave who you are or are with and how many vehicles you expect to bring. This helps in our event planning.

Who should Register? 
  • Anyone interested in getting event up dates and changes.
  • Plug-In Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car Owners who love to show off their vehicles and to share with others: The more the merrier. (Free event shirts and other goodies for Registered Vehicle Owners/Dealerships, first come, first served, while supplies last)
  • 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 $18 donation). 
  • Registering Multiple Vehicles: Bringing more than 1 Electric/Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle? Please register each (Note: Each registration will have to have its own email address, otherwise it will overwrite your 1st registration )
Why Register Now? 
  • You will be notified of any changes, additions, headliners and of any related EV events,
  • Registration helps us plan the event and to arrange for the correct number of T-Shirts and give-a-ways (Free to Registered Vehicle Owners/Dealerships). Note, our t-shirt order went in on 8/23/17. We have limited sizes/quantities available. First come, first served, while supplies last.
  • 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).
  • Showing early interest helps media and sponsors to gauge and encourage their participation. 
  • Click the blue register button at the top of this page and you'll be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.


We are a non-profit and really need your help (note: donations are not required to participate). We are looking for sponsors (as little as $20 dollars on up). A fairly standard donation with the most of the benefits starts at $200. Early donations of $200 or more will get your logo added to our event T-Shirts. The sooner you sponsor, the more your logos will show up on our web 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 used in drawings and raffles to our drivers and to our guest at the event. Contact me directly (click the blue contact button at top of this page) 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 (click the blue contact button at top of this page). 


Contact me directly (click the blue contact button at top of this page) for info or to make special arrangements. Register here to get the latest updates. We can plan a "media day" prior to the event day, make arrangements. 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 the top, under the Registration and Volunteer buttons.

2017 Event Sponsors:


Become a Sponsor or Donor for our 2017 event at http://Poolesville.Green/support-us/ (and/or click on "Contact" the organizers for this event near the top of this page).

Registered Attendees

There are currently 303 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 23
Chevrolet Volt 21
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 20
Chevrolet Bolt 15
Tesla Model X 11
BMW i3 REx 5
Ford Fusion Energi 4
Chevy Spark EV 3
Tesla Roadster 3
BMW i3 2
Fiat 500e 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Fisker Karma 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Think City 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
27 Models 129

Registered attendees report 2,669,202 electric miles driven.

In the News…

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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