Electric Vehicles are here! Learn how they work, what they cost, and more!
Annapolis Green is bringing information about the environmental and energy benefits of electric vehicles to the public in the Annapolis area through Electric Vehicle Days.
You have questions and we have answers from the experts. How do EVs drive? How much do they cost? How far can you go on a charge? We'll have information on this and more in a series of events starting on Saturday, Sept. 15, and ending on Sunday, Sept. 23, which is National Plug-In Day.
Thursday, Oct. 11- Driving America Green (NEW DATE & TIME)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Front Steps of the Statehouse
This is not our event, but we are joining this project that will bring VIP speakers, EV displays and rides to the Statehouse. This is a unique press event highlighting electric vehicle and renewable energy legislation, status, and issues. It is one stop on the Driving Government Green campaign. Come out to hear your government representatives and technology execs voice their positions on EVs, and experience the technology hands-on through ride & drives with the latest electric cars. The Renew America Roadtrip is bringing these technologies to the capitals of many states so legislators can get the facts from direct exposure. Details
- Michael Craner, Deputy Chair, Energy & Transportation, Smart States
- Josh Cohen, Mayor of Annapolis
- A. Shane Robinson, Delegate & member of the House Environmental Matters Committee
- Richard Newell, Director of Transportation, City of Annapolis
- Iain Banks, Personal Transportation and Parking Specialist, City of Annapolis
- Russell Rankin, eCruisers LLC
- Bob Bruninga, Naval Academy Professor, IEEE National Committee on Transportation and Aerospace
- Jill Sorensen, Executive Director, Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI)
- Mahi Reddy, Founder/CEO of SemaConnect
- Chris Byers, Advanaced Solar Industries
- Elvia Thompson, Co-Founder, Annapolis Green
An electric vehicle showcase is Annapolis' celebration of National Plug-In Day. This is the first time our capital city will be part of this national celebration! Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association are teaming up across the country to organize this effort that will include plug-in parades, tailpipe-free tailgate parties, test-drives and other grassroots activities. Click here for Information about the National event and nearby celebrations in Washington DC, Baltimore, White Marsh, and Northern Virginia and Philadelphia. In Annapolis, join us on City Dock for an Electric Vehicle Showcase. See the vehicles, talk to the owners, and get to know this technology. Free. | Scroll down for images of last week's Showcase on City Dock.
Lined up to exhibit so far: Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Fisker Karma, Nissan Lief, plug-in Porsche, plug-in Toyota Prius, plug-in solar Toyota Prius, Think City, eletric bicycles and scooters, info on the ATR Solar Tracker car charger.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Green Drinks
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau/Gott's Court Garage, Annapolis
Theme: Driven to Green! Annapolis' Garages are Going Green and Electric Vehicles
Hosted by Towne Park and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau. Join us for our monthly Green Drinks networking event, this one to showcase the Greening of Annapolis' city garages by the Towne Park company, to include EV charging stations. Free. Cash bar. No RSVP. | Details
Monday, Sept. 17 - Movie Night
7 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Join us for a screening of "What is the Electric Car," a documentary film (75 min.), some short reviews of several electric cars by PBS' John Davis of MotorWeek, and a Q&A session with owners. Admission: $5
Meet with EV owners (of cars, bicycles, and electric shuttles) and see their
vehicles on display. The event is in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Free.
Vehicles scheduled to display include: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Toyota Plug-In Prius, Solar-Powered Prius, Fisker Karma, iThink City, Gem shuttle, electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric skateboards, and more.
Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Living Green in Annapolis Radio Show
1430AM & 99.9FM
Living Green in Annapolis Radio Show: "Electric Vehicles and Alternative Transportation," with guests Charlie Barlow and Dave Goldstein, President andPresident Emeritus of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC, respectively; Jill A. Sorensen, Director, Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI); Brian Arnold, Account Manager, Towne Park; Russell Rankin, President of eCruisers, LLC.