NDEW – What to do.

The Who, When, Where, What and Hows of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Poolesville Day Event

Who is attending:

  • Volunteers: anyone who wants to help: Setup, During the Event, Shutting Down
  • Vendors: Dealerships, Manufactures, and Product Vendors
  • Parade Vehicles: Those Vehicles that will be in the parade (you will be or have been notified by email)
  • Walkers: The 501st Oldline, the Mandalorian Mercs, Rebel Alliance Terrapin Base, Other Cosplayers.
  • Vehicles: EV/PHEVs. You are what our show is all about!

When: September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Schedule:

  • Vehicles may arrive between 7 am and 10:15 am and then after the parade at 11:30 am until the end of the day. If you arrive between 10:15 am and 11:30 am, you will have to park at the High School parking lot until the parade has finished.  You may come in (or leave) from across the field from W Willard Rd anytime.
  • 7:00 – 8:00 am  – Setup Volunteers should show up at the parking lot behind Basset’s (Volunteers always needed)
  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Helper Volunteers should show up and check in.
  • 9:00 – 9:15 am   – Parade Vehicles line up on Elgin Rd. Walkers should start walking (or see if you can ride /w parade car) to  Cattail Rd to line up for the parade
  •  Shortly after 9:15 am – Parade Vehicles will follow Dr. Duggirala’s Tesla to Cattail Rd to line up for the parade
  • 7:00 – 10:15 am – Any Vendor Vehicles that will be giving Test Drive or Rides should park in the 1st lot right behind Bassets (no other vehicles should use this lot).  Once the parade ends (about 11:15 am, they can move onto Elgin Rd, where Test Drives/Rides will start and end on.
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – The NDEW show will occur. You encourage you to be there for the whole event, but fully understand if you need to flex your arrival and departure.
  • 4:00 pm – Close up and shut down.

Where:

Check-In:

  • Checkin at the table in front of the RV.  We would like to get your email so I can notify you about next year’s event (your email is not provided to any third party and only used to notify you about the NDEW event).  When you check in, you will get your free T-Shirt (while supplies last) and provided any last minute instructions.

Vendors:

  • Setting up Tents? If you are setting up 10X10 or 12X12 popup tents and tables (not supplied by us). Please check in at the RV as to where you can setup. Preference is giving to those how sponsored our event (provided donations), then first come first serve. (Donations of $200 or more or equal value items for free raffle drawings) can still be donated. Send JD Taylor a note for instructions.
  • Parking: You may park in the 2 lots behind Anytime Fitness. Please confirm where you parked when you check in at the RV.

Walkers (cosplayers):

  • You may arrive as you like, but if you want to be in the parade, you must be ready by 9:15 am so you have time to get to Cattail Rd by 9:30 am.  The RV will be available as early as 7:30 am to use as a changing room.  There will be coffee (K-Cups) there and other drinks (donuts if I can get them).  Food will be available at the food trucks and the near by restaurants, You may leave your gear in the Bedroom
    (changing Room) or in the bins/space in the underside RV compartments. Someone will be with the RV at all times.
  • Parking: You may park in the 2 lots behind Anytime Fitness. Please confirm where you parked when you check in at the RV.
  • Thank you again for coming and have a great time. There is a lot of family fun activities, so bring your friends and family.

Free Raffles:

  • 3:30 pm Registered Driver Drawing. This is for all registered drivers (must be registered as bringing a vehicle). This will include the Level II home wall charger, donated by Bosch through MD Volt.
  • Visitor Drawings: Details coming.

Charging: Charging is not available during the show (if that changes, I’ll let you know). There are two Level II chargers in town that will be available before 7am and after 4pm. Joyce has a Level II charger at her house and I have a 30 amp RV plug, 110 plugs and a 72 amp Tesla Charger. Both of us are close to town and can work with you to get you charged.

All:

Everyone, please remember to share your knowledge and joy of being an EV owner (or dealership/manufacturer). Be friendly and honest with the public, avoid arguments. There are many out here that believe that a diesel pickup truck is the only way to go, and that is fine. Don’t argue. Please be kind to our Classic Car Show friends. We share the space and want them to be well represented. Please thank our cosplay friends (the Star Wars local 501st and Rebel units and others). There are here supporting our host non-profit Poolesville.Green. Like you, they are all volunteer and here on their own time. They love to pose in photos for you but give them credit and donations are nice too (they are non-profit too and support good causes).  I’ll list their web pages below. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks (there are several local bars in town if you like). No firearms please (except local law enforcement or feds).

Map available:  Pvl NDEW Map 2017 Rev1

Walkers (cosplayers) Web addresses: