Find Your New Ride at the Poolesville Day EV Showcase

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Covering the latest on Electric Vehicles in Montgomery County, MD

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | Department of Environmental Protection

Poolesville Day EV Showcase on Saturday, September 23

Poolesville Day EV

Are You Ready to Electrify Your Ride?

The 11th annual Poolesville Day National Drive Electric Showcase is part of a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Event highlights include:

  • Electric Vehicles on parade
  • Short presentations on EV topics like road-tripping and charging access.
  • See many makes & models on display and engage with EV owners
  • Demonstrations and Ride-and-Drive events from EV manufacturers 

NEW THIS YEAR: Did you know the largest lithium and cobalt mines are in America’s junk drawers?

Bring your old cellphone and laptop batteries and drop them in official Redwood Materials collection boxes to be recycled to make new Electric Vehicle batteries.  

For more information about the event, to volunteer (no EV experience necessary/SSL hrs available) or register your EV (to show or not), go to Poolesville.Green/NDEW.

Results of Community EV Charging Survey

EV Parking sign

Earlier this year, DEP surveyed the public about community EV charging. Nearly 600 respondents provided input on how Montgomery County should expand publicly-accessible EV charging, including what locations, charging experiences, and help is most valuable.  Learn more about survey results on My Green Montgomery.

The specific locations that were recommended are plotted on this Interactive Map. Select "Community EV charging Site Suggestions" from the layer list in the upper right corner. 

New EVPC Dealership Incentives Available in September


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

Check out incentives from these dealers:

Euro Motorcars Bethesda

Euro Motorcars Germantown

Fitzgerald Hyundai of Rockville

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


County Executive Marc Elrich: "Welcome to My Eco-friendly Home" (YouTube)

Fact of the Week: Electric Vehicle Charging Consumed Less Energy than Water Heating in a Typical U.S. Household in 2020 (DOE)

DOE offers $15.5 billion to retool existing auto plants for EVs (Canary Media)

Upcoming Events


Car Free Day
Friday, September 22, 2023

Car Free Day is a free international event celebrated every September 22nd in which people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. For those that have the ability to work from home, telework also counts. Car Free Day is open to all people in the Washington metropolitan area. To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, just fill out the pledge form, then go car free or car-lite (carpool, vanpool) on Friday, September 22, 2023

Poolesville Day National Drive Electric Showcase
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10a - 4p

Experience electric vehicles for yourself at the largest National Drive Electric Week event on the East Coast.