Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
EVs at the Montgomery County GreenFest
Wheaton, MD
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
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Event Report

The 2022 Montgomery County GreenFest DEED event coordinated by Poolesville Green, Inc. and held at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton MD was a resounding success. A large number of the estimated 5000 GreenFest visitors saw and/or interacted with the EV owning volunteers staffing the DEED. This was the largest crowd Brookside has ever hosted.

Volunteers did a fantastic job setting up, breaking down and EVeducating all day. DEED organizer, Poolesville Green, Inc. is so very thankful for the support of the volunteers, many of whom are members of the Electric Vehicle Assoc of Greater Washington DC and/or the Maryland Tesla Owners Club. Key to our success were EV owners attending without their vehicles who acted as EV ambassadors to help answer questions from the throngs of visitors. Many of the owners and ambassadors wore Poolesville Green NDEW shirts from years past and we provided bright green hats with “Drive EVs, Ask Me” which helped identify the EVeducators. We would also like to thank the Montgomery County GreenFest Planning coalition, made up of staff from various county government departments, Montgomery Parks, Brookside Gardens, WSSC Water, the University of Maryland Extension and local environmental nonprofits, Bethesda Green and One Montgomery Green, along with Poolesville Green for supporting our part of the overall event.

While the venue did not lend itself to a ride & drive or a large number of EVs, we were fortunate to have a display of unique and popular EVs including Chevy Bolt, Ford Mach-E, PHEV Prius Prime, Tesla models, a Pickman Truck and Zero Motorcycle. JD Taylor’s brand-new Rivian R1T was a big hit and was featured in some of the County’s GreenFest social media outreach. The little orange Pickman was an interesting juxtaposition sitting next to the Rivian. Pre-event GreenFest announcements including the Rivian were received by the public with enthusiasm. My Green Montgomery, an outreach arm of the County's Department of Environmental Protection posted this tweet featuring the EV showcase:  https://twitter.com/MyGreenMC/status/1517890398668177408?s=20&t=j8JCpTkDBm3vy6PH7ZZv7Q


photo by: Peter Falabella
Our Green Hat EV Owner/Ambassadors included: L-R June Eakin, Frank Noe, Jeffery Steinhorn, and Robert Borkowski along with Matthew Kierce, Scott Wilson, JD Taylor, Matthew McCutchen and numerous others not shown. Featured EVs included (front to back): Tesla Model Y, Ford Mach-E First Edition, Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius Prime, Pickman Truck, Rivian R1T. Not shown: Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3.

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Event Description

 


UPDATE 4/15/2022:  We NEED YOU but not necessarily your EV as display space is limited. Please use this link if you can attend GreenFest without your EV to act as an EV ambassador to answer EV questions about your ownership experience. 2 hour time frames available.  https://montgomerycountymd.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=676026                                                                                                Based on the number of visitors expected, EV ambassadors are very much needed to help answer the questions from the EVcurious.

Poolesville.Green will be hosting the Electric Vehicle Show part of the Montgomery County GreenFest 2022 event with a number of vehicles on display and owners and sellers there to help answer your questions. If you own an Electric Vehicle and are interested in showing it, sign up stating so. We are looking for a limited number of personally owned vehicles and will select a variety, notifying you if space allows. You can also sign up to just come out and talk to the public about your EV experience (we'll try to provide some close parking). Everyone (EV owner or not) is welcome to come out, so ....

Grab the family and explore the beautiful gardens, while discovering new, fun ways to do your part–locally, nationally, and globally–to protect our environment. FREE admission!

GreenFest has activities for all ages:

– Live performances, including dancers and musicians
– Kids’ tree climbing activities with Montgomery Parks
– Arts and crafts demos
– The Electric vehicle and car show
– Workshops or DIY demo
– Many exhibitors and vendors
– Food trucks
– And MUCH MORE!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Electric Vehicle Show, please state so in the comments or reach out at Email: [email protected]




Registered Attendees

There are currently 69 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 5
Tesla Model X 4
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
12 Models 20

Registered attendees report 788,791 electric miles driven.

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Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All DEED 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Day.

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