Experience EVs at GreenFest in the City

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | Department of Environmental Protection

Greenfest 2023

Experience EVs at GreenFest in the City

Come experience electric vehicles at the 2023 GreenFest in the City on Sunday, April 23 at Marian Fryer Town Plaza, 2425 Reedie Drive in Wheaton.  

This event will display a range of EV models, including the most popular models and the most affordable models. A ride-and-drive event featuring Tesla is also planned. Plus: a bike rodeo, electric cargo bikes, and a fully-electric Ride-on Bus. 

This year's GreenFest takes place over 2 days. The first day - GreenFest in the Garden - will focus on land use, food consumption and composting, clean water, biodiversity, sustainable gardening, and environmental justice. In addition to zero-emissions transportation, GreenFest in the City will cover energy consumption, home and appliance efficiency, recycling, and green business initiatives.

March EVPC Dealership Incentives


March incentives from local Electrified Dealers are posted on Dealership Incentives web page

Check out incentives from these dealers:

Euro Motorcars Bethesda

Euro Motorcars Germantown

Ourisman Chevrolet of Rockville

Sport Cadillac

Sport Chevrolet

Help Us Plan Community EV Charging!

County EV at Poolesville Day

This week, the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation announced a new $700 million grant opportunity for community and corridor EV charging.  

DEP is developing a plan for how to best take advantage of this funding opportunity to expand EV charging throughout the County. We need your help! Please take the Montgomery County Community EV Charging Survey by May 15, 2023 to provide input on where and how charging infrastructure should be developed. 

Charge Montgomery Kick-Off Webinars will be held April 13 at 7pm and April 14 at 12pm. These meetings are to introduce the planning process, review initial progress and survey results, and provide an opportunity for Q&A. Two dates are provided for scheduling convenience and will include identical content. 

To learn more, check out the Charge Montgomery Story Map - an interactive tool to explore different factors that can drive new charging infrastructure, including EV ownership trends, state and federal programs, racial equity, and social justice.

Read more about the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program.

Learn about Commercial EV Charging at the Montgomery Energy Summit

Montgomery Energy Summit

Attention commercial property owners and managers! If you want to take advantage of upcoming EV funding opportunities, the 2023 Montgomery Energy Summit will feature 2 days of education and hands-on demonstrations to help with building energy upgrades.

On Day 1, experts will give a series of rotating presentations on energy benchmarking, utility incentives, Green Bank financing & technical support, electric vehicle charging, and the County permitting process.

Day 2 includes a panel on EV charging at commercial properties, featuring EV charger installers and operators sharing case studies of recent projects.

Register today for the Summit on March 28 and 29

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.

EV News Round-Up


EV Batteries 101: The Basics (RMI)

Opinion: Ensuring reliable EV infrastructure for Maryland’s sustainable future (Maryland Matters)

Multi-unit EV Charging Hits a Roadblock (MyEVA.org)

Just How Good for the Planet is that Big Electric Pick-up Truck (New York Times)

Managing Electric Vehicle Charging in Extreme Weather Conditions (EV Charging Magazine)

How do I benchmark my EV charging station (ENERGY STAR)

Upcoming Events

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. Featuring sessions on EV charging including reviews of local case studies. 

Charge Montgomery Kick-Off Webinars
April 13, 2023 (7pm) and April 14, 2023 (12pm) 
This webinar will introduce DEP's "Charge Montgomery" Community EV Charging planning effort, review initial progress and survey results, and provide an opportunity for Q&A. Two dates are provided for scheduling convenience and will includeidentical content. 

GreenFest in the City
April 23, 2023, 12-5pm 
Experience zero-emissions transportation options and learn about energy consumption, home and appliance efficiency, recycling, and green business initiatives.