Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Montgomery County GreenFest in the City
Wheaton, MD
Apr 23, 2023

Day: Sunday, April 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
Location: 2425 Reedie Drive
Wheaton, MD 20902
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

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     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.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


This event will address how residents can “green” their home and daily commute. Topics covered at this event will include energy consumption, home and appliance efficiency, recycling, transportation, electric vehicles, and green business initiatives.
EV owners of many makes/models will be available to answer EVCurious questions.

Our privately owned EVs displayed will be small due to space restrictions.
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.
Poolesville Green's EV Showcase at the Montgomery County GreenFest in the City is at a new venue!  Marian Fryer Town Plaza (2425 Reedie Drive in Wheaton) (We outgrew the garden location!)

We invite EV owners to join us to meet & greet the EVcurious.
•    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.
•    Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]

The Montgomery County GreenFest is the largest annual environmental festival in Montgomery County, MD. GreenFest is organized by a coalition of public, non-profit, and university partners.
GreenFest is expanding this year by taking place at two different locations over one weekend. Additional general info about GreenFest 2023 at

Registered Attendees

There are currently 2 attendees registered.

Registered attendees report 19,500 electric miles driven.

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