Electrify Your Ride – Week of October 3 – 9, 2022

October 1, 2022
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What does it mean to electrify your ride?  

Most of us use some form of transportation to get around each day, whether it’s riding a bike, taking the bus, or driving a car. This week, we’re highlighting the importance of electrifying you ride by making the switch from a combustion, gas-powered car to an electric vehicle (EV). EVs are the future of transportation, providing drivers with an emissions-free form of transportation and the ability to charge at home or a public-charging station, instead of worrying about fluctuating prices at the gas pump. 

Check out the handouts below or download them in English and Spanish.

Electric Vehicle Factsheet ENGLISH

Electric Vehicle Factsheet SPANISH

How can residents/consumers take action? 

Before purchasing an EV, we recommend that consumers first do their homework. Consider how far you drive on average during the week, and think about the range per charge and where public charging stations are located near you. Local community groups like EVADC can help answer questions from EV-curious residents at community events or Ask an EV Owner webinar series 

You can also visit your local car dealership to see what EV models are available in stock that meet your needs and ask the dealer for a free test drive. 

Learn more about EVs and take the pledge 

Visit our webpages on EVs and charging stations to learn more and determine if an EV is right for you.  

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to take Montgomery County’s EV Pledge to show your support for the Montgomery County EV Purchasing Cooperative and commit to making your next vehicle electric! 

Find out more at one of these events: 

💡 Monday, October 3, 2022, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton
Active Aging Week Pop Up Event with Lightbulb Exchange and EV Charging Station

💡 Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Rd, Rockville
Active Aging Week Pop Up Event with Lightbulb Exchange and EV Charging Station

💡 Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Maggie Nightingale Library, 19633 Fisher Ave, Poolesville
Active Aging Week Pop Up Event with Lightbulb Exchange and EV Charging Station

💡 Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring
Active Aging Week Pop Up Event with Lightbulb Exchange and EV Charging Station

Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Electrify Everything Webinar

💡 Friday, October 7, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Benjamin Gaither Center, 80-A Bureau Dr, Gaithersburg
Active Aging Week Pop Up Event with Lightbulb Exchange and EV Charging Station

💡 Friday, October 7, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Griffith Park/City Hall, 29 S Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg
Mujer Fuerza y Coraje Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Lightbulb Exchange

💡 Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lawton Center, 4301 Willow Lane Chevy Chase
Town of Chevy Chase Trash and Treasure Event with Lightbulb Exchange

💡 Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Kentlands Market Square, 40 Market St, Gaithersburg
Oktoberfest with Lightbulb Exchange



One comment on "Electrify Your Ride – Week of October 3 – 9, 2022"

  1. Alemayehu Jemaneh says:

    Its really a good start that have great impact on climate change mitigation efforts and for the effectiveness of the strategic plan of the department. Appreciated your effort!!

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