Drive Electric Earth Month
Montgomery County GreenFest in the City
Apr 23, 2023
|Sunday, April 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|12:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
|2425 Reedie Drive
Wheaton, MD 20902
The Montgomery County GreenFest took on a different look and feel this year as the event was split in two, at two different locations on two different days. The DEED EV Showcase was made part of day 2 titled “GreenFest in the City”. Our display space restricted DEED event was made up primarily of 8 passenger vehicles: two EV trucks (Electric utility branded F150 Lightning & Rivian R1T), the top two EVs in terms of EVs registered in the county (Tesla Model 3 and Model Y), two of the most affordable EVs currently available (Bolt and Gen 2 LEAF), and two additional EVs (a Maryland Tesla Owners Club/Space X outfitted Tesla Model X and a County branded Bolt). The other Bolt was owned by an EV charger installation specialist with over a decade of experience installing residential and commercial EVSE across a multi-state region who also displayed a mockup L2 home charger. Also, included was a County EV Transit Bus AND notably our very own local Wheaton High School’s Society of Women Engineers Team showing their international winning entry in the March 2023 Future Mobility Challenge, EV Grand Prix for High School Students category.
Our EV show partners included the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, PEPCO Electric Utility, Tesla (providing Ride & Drives), the Maryland Tesla Owners Club, Ryan Electrical Services, Montgomery County General Services, Fleet Division, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Wheaton High School’s Society of Women Engineers Team and dedicated members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC and Maryland Tesla Owners Club. The GreenFest in the City event hosted over 60 vendors focused on greening residents’ lifestyles through various ideas and offerings.
Joyce Breiner, Executive Director of Poolesville Green, Inc. and the DEED City Captain, conducted brief EV101 and EV Charging talks during the afternoon.
News features of the event included a radio and online report by station WTOP with the
title "An EV future on full display at Montgomery Co.’s GreenFest in the
City” featuring JD Taylor, President of the Maryland Tesla Owners Club and Board
member of Poolesville Green, Inc. See & hear at
https://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2023/04/montgomery-county-hosts-greenfest-in-the-city-to-cap-off-earth-week/ Also, local channel Fox5 news reported on the event (video in photo gallery).
photo by: Jeffrey Cadman, Maryland Tesla Owners Club & Poolesville Green volunteer
Overhead shot of the DEED EV Showcase portion of the overall Montgomery County MD "GreenFest in the City" event held April 23, 2023 in and around the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Wheaton, MD. DEED display vehicles included: Ford F150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Blue Chevy Bolt, County branded White Bolt, Black Nissan Gen 2 LEAF, Montgomery County Transit Proterra EV Bus, & near the Model X is the 2023 winning EV of the International Future Mobility Challenge EV Grand Prix.
8 EVs total (all currently qualified for $7500 Federal New Clean Vehicle Tax Credit):
- 2 most popular in county: Model 3 & Model Y (Tesla)
- 2 Least expensive available in county: Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF
- 2 EV Trucks: Ford F150 Lightning, Rivian
- 2 EVs - other: Model X , VW ID4
- Ride/Drives provided by Tesla.
• No need to bring your EV (we've got that covered).
• Join us for just a hour or the whole afternoon.
• Event is Rain or Shine.
GreenFest is expanding this year by taking place at two different locations over one weekend. Additional general info about GreenFest 2023 at www.montgomerycountygreenfest.org
There are currently 2 attendees registered.
Registered attendees report 19,500 electric miles driven.