Montgomery County Purchases Mustang Mach-E Electric Vehicles for Use by County Departments

A recent WUSA9 report shows that Montgomery County has purchased nine Mustang Mach-Es for use by county employees, each one coasting roughly $47,000.  WUSA9 did an investigation on the purchase and use of the electric vehicles after one of its viewers spotted a 2021 model Ford Mustang Mach-E being driven by a county employee inspecting a sidewalk.

When asked why the Mustang was chosen over other less expensive electric cars, Montgomery County General Services Director David Dice, who purchased the vehicles, told WUSA 9 it was because of the all-wheel-drive safety option. It is also estimated that vehicles will save the county $7,000 each, over the next six years.  Dice added, “this particular unit is intended for a highway inspector, a transit inspector, we also have field inspectors with environmental protection and other departments.”

In September, Montgomery County Police unveiled their new Mach-H electric police cruisers.

The Montgomery County Deptment of Environmental Protection will hold a “Go Electric” event on Saturday, March 19 from 10am-4pm at Montgomery County Rockville. The event will showcase the “future of electric power—from electric vehicles to power equipment and solar power”.

The free outdoor event will display, and have experts explaining, the benefits of electric cars, battery-powered yard equipment, solar power, small appliance recycling and energy incentives.

The Mustang Mach-E can go 0-60 in 5.2 seconds.

Additional information on the 2021 Mustang Mach E Select from Ford’s website:

5.2Seconds
0-60
SR eAWD

266
Horsepower
SR eAWD and RWD

428lb.-ft.
Torque
SR eAWD

230
EPA-est. Miles of Range
RWD

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

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2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

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