NIH Earth Day


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Fifth annual EV presence at NIH Earth Day.¬† Come see and learn about electric vehicles at NIH’s annual Earth Day, Thursday, April 27 in the parking lot of Building 1 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, from 10 AM – 2 PM. ¬†Contact Doron Shalvi, 301.437.5014.

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  1. Hello,
    I work for the Army at Ft. Meade, MD. In the past year we have opened a charging station (10 charging ports) and I have been instrumental in bringing this to fruition. Personally I own a Nissan Leaf, and for a while I was the only person using the station. Now there are about 6 different vehicles using the station.
    I would like to have a ‘ribbon cutting’ of sorts and I thought Earth Day (April 22) . Have you done anything like this and do you have an suggestions on how to make it successful?

    • Hello Michael !
      I am a member of EVADC and support many EV events for individual companies as well as national events like National Drive Electric Week.
      Doron and the EVADC team know me and all of my efforts to support EV growth through supporting many events in the area.
      I work for Nissan as their EV Strategy and Business Development Manager, based out of Annapolis, MD.
      We do EV industry education and outreach about the vehicles and the EV infrastructure as well as provide the LEAF for Ride and Drives.
      I would be delighted to assist and support any EV event you would like to hold at Ft. Meade.
      Please feel free to contact me on 615-906-0197.
      Thank you,
      Jean

  2. Hello Michael!

    Glad to hear that there are now charging stations at Fort Meade. Earth Day sounds like a great day for a ribbon-cutting for these stations! I recommend the following:
    – Add the “charging station ribbon cutting ceremony” as a formal event for your organization. An hour or so, perhaps over lunch, often works well. Indicate that the event will include a variety of EVs for display.
    – Hold the event in a very visible place with a lot of foot traffic. It is also good to have the event at the actual charging stations themselves, if possible, but it is better to have the foot traffic.
    – Recruit a variety of EVs for display for the event. Ask their owners to be on hand for the hour, to answer questions from interested people.
    – Have a small table with some literature to hand out, regarding the benefits of EVs. Some literature is available from EVA/DC and from http://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/ev-everywhere-workplace-charging-challenge.

    EVA/DC has supported numerous ribbon-cuttings and Earth Days and may be able to provide assistance. I will be in contact.

    Good luck!

    Doron

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