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'Drive Electric Week' Kicks Off Sept. 26 With
Electric Vehicle Showcase at Annapolis City Dock
ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 17, 2021) – Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley will join other officials to open Annapolis Green’s seventh annual National Drive Electric Week EV Showcase at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 26 at City Dock. The showcase will kick off “National Drive Electric Week” in Annapolis and is the culmination of six months of Electric Vehicle (EV) information supplied to the public by nonprofit Annapolis Green.
More than 50 vehicles, including cars, motorcycles and e-bikes (and, this being Annapolis e-boats!) will be featured in the showcase at the Annapolis harbor. The event will highlight the climate, clean air, and cost savings benefits provided by driving electric. Most of the vehicles are owned by individuals who will be on site to answer questions and present seminars on topics including:
installation of home chargers, including in apartment and condo situations;
how EV charging affects your electric bill;
Driving on Sunshine;
Government financial incentives; and
how driving electric can help mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
“We all have a role to play in migrating our society away from fossil fuels,” said Mayor Buckley. “In Annapolis, we are building the infrastructure necessary to make driving electric easy. Government has an important role to play in helping residents move to greener technologies, including electric vehicles.”
The Annapolis Green event is part of the 11th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), a coast-to-coast celebration of electric vehicles held September 25 to October 3. For a list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: DriveElectricWeek.org
Details of the Annapoils event are available at: https://annapolisgreen.com/drive-electric/
Event sponsors include: BGE, Yacht Sales International, Fitzgerald Volkwagen of Annapolis, Annapolis Cars, Kristi Neidhardt Team of Northrup Realty, Porsche Annapolis, Rommel Harley-Davidson, K&B True Value, and Solar Energy Services. Partners include the City of Annapolis, Eye on Annapolis, and the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater DC (the local drivers’ advocacy group).
Annapolis Green is a local nonprofit whose mission is to connect, inform and inspire Annapolis area residents, organizations, and businesses to care for the environment, live more responsibly and create a more beautiful and thriving community. Its program areas are geared around informing the public about issues related to the Climate Crisis including plastic reduction, getting closer to Nature, and driving electric.
There are now more than 1.5 million EVs on the road in the United States, and a recent survey by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists showed that more than 60 percent of prospective car buyers in the U.S. are interested in electric vehicles. There are now more than 40 models available in the U.S., with many newer models having a range of 200 to 300 miles or more.
NDEW is presented by national organizers Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, the Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire. Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of NDEW 2021 and Wells Fargo is the exclusive banking sponsor of NDEW 2021. ClipperCreek and Electrify America are silver level sponsors. Edison International and Enel X are bronze level sponsors. IBEW 11 is a green level sponsor.
About Plug In America: Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org
About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association is North America’s leading volunteer organization that accelerates the adoption of EVs. More than 100 chapters and thousands of members talk neighbor-to-neighbor at community events about the benefits of driving electric. For more information, visit electricauto.org.
About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.8 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.
About EVHybridNoire: EVHybridNoire is the nation's largest network of diverse EV drivers and enthusiasts, the voice of multicultural EV drivers, and the first national diverse organization focused on e-mobility, environmental sustainability, clean energy, and transportation equity — providing access for all to next-generation vehicles and transportation options. For more information, visit evhybridnoire.com.
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