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**** Press Release **** NDEW Followup – Poolesville #1 in DC area

It was a successful National Drive Electric Week – Poolesville event last Saturday (Sept 19, 2015).  We were the #1 National Drive Electric Week event in the Washington DC area (by unofficial count of registered Electric Vehicles). We are already working to make 2016 even bigger.

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Photo Credit: Poolesville Green

This was our 2nd Annual National Drive Electric Week event in the Town of Poolesville.  We had 42 vehicles, (15 models) registered, plus a few more showed up that were not registered. By our unofficial count, this makes us the largest NDEW event in the DC area, 5th on the east coast, and better than 17th out of the 195 (2 events cancelled) worldwide. We combined our event with Poolesville Day, a great family fun community event that draws people from the surrounding Maryland/DC/Virginia area. Between the two events, we had more than 10,000 people (still waiting on official counts). The NDEW event ran between 11:30 am – 4:00. Poolesville Day started off with a parade at 10 am which included 7 NDEW electric vehicles..

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Photo Credit: Poolesville Green

See our event post: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=369 (and sign up for the 2016’s event!).

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We provided test drives and rides on a closed road course. Many took advantage of this opportunity and we give free prizes (via random drawings) to those who did.

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Get even more information on this event and more (and sign up for the 2016’s event!).:

More photos from the event (Photo Credit: Poolesville Green and are free for reuse/publication):


Check out these and even more photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/keejkuVJiRrnv4RJ8

2015 National Drive Electric Week – Poolesville #1 in DC area Press Release

**** Press Release ****

Coming up tomorrow (Sept 19, 2015) !!!!

Poolesville Day (#PoolesvilleDay) is a day of family fun, food, music and more. Runs from 10 am – 4 pm.

National Drive Electric Week (#NDEW2015) – Poolesville (runs from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm) is the largest NDEW Electric car show in the DC area and ranks 26th of 197 world wide NDEW events (base on cars registered as of morning of 9/18). Between the 2 events, we expect more than 10,000 people. Currently there at 35 EVs registered and 12 different models, including the latest Tesla S P85D. Cars include Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, BMW i3, EV Conversions, Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, BMW i3 REx, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Volkswagen e-Golf, and Other Plug-In Electric Vehicles. Many of the car owners and dealers will offer rides and/or test drives on our closed track.

Here is a great YouTube video from last year from one of our sponsors (EGO) made last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNboAM275rA

Other helpful links:

To Media: We hope you all get a chance to cover it. Let me know if I can make any special arrangements (Test Drives, Interviews, etc.) If you need more information, photos of video clips, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. 1-240-812-9881 or

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2015 National Drive Electric Week – Poolesville

Come join us for this year’s 2015 National Drive Electric Week – Poolesville event. If you own an Electric Vehicle (EV) or Plug-In Electric Hybrid (PHEV), join the show, register! We will be located in the Poolesville Elementary School parking lot and on part of Fisher Ave. There will be dealerships there to give you the latest information, prices, and availability, plus many vehicle owners who can give you the true stories on the cars they drive. Many of them will be offering rides and test drives. We have setup a closed tracks so you can get a true feel of how the car operates.

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MD Volt ‪‎EV‬ Meetup at Beacon Place Kentlands Apartments

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Beacon Place at the Kentlands Apartments ‪#‎EV‬ Meetup. Beacon Place provide breakfast and coffee (or water). The residence there are very lucky. And now they have two Semaconnect EV Charging Stations for those with Plug-In Electric Vehicles (‪#‎PHEV‬). Afterward, we all went to Kentlands Day, which was also a blast with lots of activities and things to see. We’ll have to talk with them to see about adding an EV car show for next year.

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2014 National Drive Electric Week Parade and Car Show

As part of Poolesville Day, Poolesville Green has coordinated with the town to host the 2014 National Drive Electric Week Car Show. We also had 14 of the cars in the Poolesville Day Parade and 35 Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PHEV) in the show.

On of our sponsors, EGO made a great video of the event:

Visitors got to Test Drive/Ride many of the EVs on a closed test track:.

 
 

Getting up and close to the vehicles, their owners, and some dealerships.


 

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It’s official the more then a Megawatt Solar Array is on line. Monday June 2nd, the Official Ribbon Cutting for the Town of Poolesville Solar Array was held.

Several high level town, county and state executives spoke and our very own Poolesville Green Executive Director Joyce Breiner spoke. Representatives of UGI Performance Solution and Standard Solar also spoke at the event. Speakers included Jim Brown (Town of Poolesville President), Tony Clifford (from Standard Solar, Inc ), Charles Miller (General Manager UGI) Ike Leggett (Montgomery County Executive), Brian Feldman (Maryland State Senator), Roger Berliner (Montgomery County Council Member).

Poolesville leads the way with the first such city/town facility in county. Tony Clifford says that in 12 months of operations the Array will save Poolesville about $30k in electric cost and reduce the carbon footprint by about 2.4 million pounds of CO2 per year or about 1.2 million pounds of coal.