Driving the Future

Electric Vehicle Event

June 7, 2023

Date: June 7, 2023
Location: Vehicles will be displayed along the North curb of Maryland SW, just before 3rd Street
Address: Third and Maryland SW, Washington, DC 
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET) 

Members of Congress will host an event on the Capital Grounds highlighting the availability of a diverse display of electric vehicles (EVs).  The event will showcase not only the current availability of these vehicles, but also the range of vehiclesan electric semi-truck, agriculture equipment, delivery van, and an ice cream truck.


Event Details

Members of the House and Senate Electrification Caucus and the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), as well as participants will address the audience and answer questions from media during the event.

Members of Congress, policy makers, and other federal officials will be able to visit, tour, and potentially drive the vehicles and discuss their use and adoption with representatives from CALSTART, vehicle manufacturers, and our partners.  We also plan to have some of the drivers who use these vehicles daily in attendance to discuss their personal experiences, with a special focus on improved health and occupational safety.

Participating OEMS:  

  • Monarch Ag Tractor
  • Nikola Class 8 BEV
  • EV Ice Cream Truck – with ice cream
  • Workhorse class 6 vehicle


Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Hawk ‘n’ Dove 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Please join us for a reception to reflect on the day’s successes and celebrate this historic event. Members of Congress, policy makers, and other federal officials will be invited to attend the reception and deliver short remarks. An additional opportunity for a vehicle display is also possible, pending permitting requirements. 


Want to learn more about the state of zero-emission freight vehicles in the U.S.? Access Zero-Emission Trucks: The Facts for a concise overview of industry demand, supply, and benefits.