Did you drive electric in 2022, or is 2023 your year?

Zero-Emission Vehicle News

Covering the latest on Electric Vehicles in Montgomery County, MD


Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | Department of Environmental Protection

Thank you

Did you drive electric in 2022, or is 2023 your year?

Hello, and Happy 2023 to you! Thank you for subscribing to the EV Purchasing Co-op newsletter and helping to make this program successful. 

In 2022, over 1,100 members pledged to make their next vehicle electric. And no doubt some of you did because over 5,000 new plug-in vehicles were registered in the County last year, bringing total EVs in the County to 19,338 as of November. 

Did you go electric last year? Do you plan to this year? What would help you make the decision, or make EV ownership easier?

Please let us know by completing this quick form where you can make the Pledge the go electric - or confirm your commitment!

New EV Purchasing Co-op Dealership Incentives

Last month, Montgomery County introduced the next phase of the EV Purchasing Co-op with the launch of a new Dealership Incentives web page. Some of the original deals expired at the end of the year, but new deals are available. 

How do Dealership Incentives work?

Each month, local dealerships are invited to list the deals and incentives that they'd like to promote, and DEP shares those incentives on our website, this newsletter, and social media. This program will help consumers find the best deals available when they're ready to purchase or lease a vehicle. Deals will be available for a limited time only and there may not be deals available each month. You don't need to be an EVPC member to get a deal, but the pledges help to attract interested dealers.

Montgomery County Energy Summit - Innovation Alley

Energy Summit

Now in its tenth year, the annual Montgomery County Energy Summit (March 28-29, 2023) has offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related commercial, multifamily, and residential topics in Montgomery County. 

This year, DEP is seeking exhibitors to display innovative products and services available to the commercial and multifamily building sector to aid in building energy efficiency, renewable energy, electrification, building decarbonization, healthy buildings, and zero-emission vehicles.

Interested exhibitors must submit an Expression of Interest before February 1, 2023.

Join the Board of the Montgomery County Green Bank

Montgomery County Green Bank Logo

The Green Bank is recruiting new members for its Board of Directors. Candidates interested in applying must submit an expression of interest form by 5 pm January 31, 2023.

Click for more information.

Rockville EV Readiness Plan Survey Closes January 15

City of Rockville logo

The city is developing Rockville's first Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan to identify where chargers are needed and recommend actions to support equitable charging access. You don't need to be a Rockville resident to participate - visitors and commercial property managers are also invited. Visit the EV Readiness Plan page to take a survey and identify locations for EV charging. The survey will be open until January 15, 2023

Green Jobs Board

Job Opportunities

There are lots of exciting opportunities available for job seekers. Check out DEP’s Green Job Portal for climate and sustainability jobs - including two positions on DEP's Energy and Climate Team that close on February 3, 2023!

EV News Round-Up


Frequently Asked Questions about the Clean Vehicle Tax Credit (IRS.gov)

AAA Expanding Service, Now Offers Mobile EV Charging (CleanTechnica)

Check Out Winter and Cold Weather EV Range Loss Data from 7,000 Cars (InsideEVs)

How a School’s “Bike Bus” Won Over Students and Charmed the Internet (Route50)

Dear Electric Vehicle Owners: You Don’t Need that Giant Battery (Wired)

Be wary of fire risk when charging escooters, hoverboards, ebikes, fire official warns (ABC7 WJLA)

Upcoming Events

Seneca Village EV Experience
January 28, 2023, 10a-12p
Montgomery County Green Bank is helping to install EV charging stations at the Seneca Village Apartments thanks to a grant from GM. This event is an opportunity for residents to see where the chargers will be located and learn about electric vehicles.

Washington Auto Show
January 20-29, 2023
Visit the Washington Auto Show to see - and test drive - new EV models.

EV 101: How to Get Started with Electric Vehicles
January 11, 2023, 2pm-3pm
Join Interfaith Power and Light for a consumer-oriented webinar featuring Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti of Plug In America that will explain how to get started with electric vehicles! Topics will include: battery technologycharging infrastructure, and government incentives.

Montgomery County Energy Summit
March 28-29, 2023
The annual Montgomery County Energy Summit offers cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related commercial, multifamily, and residential topics in Montgomery County. Our target audience includes building owners, property managers, developers, energy contractors, and other sustainability professionals working in Montgomery County and the larger DMV area. This event typically attracts 300+ attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.