It's a great time to get an EV

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Friday, July 14, 2023 | Department of Environmental Protection

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It's a great time to get an EV

With incentive programs launching from the State of Maryland, grant funding helping to expand EV charging infrastructure, and plenty of new and used EVs in stock at local dealerships, it is a great time to Electrify Your Ride. 

Beginning July 1, two statewide incentive programs received new funding:

At the same time, many dealers and automakers report that EV sales are slowing while inventory levels are increasing (Source: Axios). This could mean that EV buyers can get a deal while also taking advantage of generous state and federal tax credits. 

Why are EV sales slowing? The market may be entering something called "The Chasm" in the EV adoption curve - the point in time before mass market adoption takes off (Source: The Drive). Many consumers may be waiting for industry and policymakers to address uncertainty around charging infrastructure, or for automakers to bring new models to market (Source: Consumer Reports). 

Regardless of what is happening at the national level, EVs are selling fast in Montgomery County, with an average of 617 new registrations per month in 2023.

Do you have questions about buying an EV or installing charging? Ask DEP!

Want a free curbside EV charger?


A company called Kerb-E has received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to pilot their unique curbside charging solution. They are looking for EV drivers that rely on residential overnight street parking or live in multi-family buildings or common-ownership-communities.

Fill out the form on Kerb-E's website to provide information about your site and be considered for this limited pilot opportunity. 

New EVPC Dealership Incentives Available in July


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

Check out incentives from these dealers:

Euro Motorcars Bethesda

Jim Coleman Toyota

Sport Cadillac

Sport Chevrolet

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


Used EV prices are collapsing – and Tesla is the reason why (Yahoo! Finance)

How Much Range Do You Lose with Air Conditioning in An Electric Car? (YouTube: Out of Spec Reviews)

COG Highlights Electric Vehicle Deployment Clearinghouse (MWCOG)

How Americans view electric vehicles (Pew Research Center)

Upcoming Events

Electrify Expo - Washington DC

July 22-23, Fedex Field, Landover, MD

The #1 EV Festival is here! Come experience & demo your favorite electric car, electric truck, e-motorcycle, e-bike, e-scooter, e-skateboard, e-surfboard, e-foil and other electric brands. Visit their fun interactive displays, learn about all things electric, and best of all, take a test drive on one of our thrilling demo courses. Kids can check out our huge Kids Zone filled with electric go-carts, e-bikes + more!

With over 1,000,000 square feet of exhibit and festival space, Electrify Expo is a full day of electrified fun mixed with great food, drinks, music and more. Yes, this is an e-mobility party and everyone is invited!