MPT's Electric Road Trip Journeys from Oakland to OC Without a Drop of Gas

Filmmaker Jonathan Slade and his wife embark on a fully electric trip across MD
Filmmaker Jonathan Slade and his wife embark on a fully electric trip across MD

Electric Road Trip airs on Wed. April 23 at 8 pm- one of several great new shows in Maryland Public Television’s 10th annual Chesapeake Bay Week, April 20 - 27.  Electric car owner and filmmaker Jonathan Slade and his wife depart from historic Oakland Train Station in Western Maryland and head east to Ocean City, driving an electric 2012 Nissan Leaf more than 500 miles.  

Are there enough electric charging stations on the way? And what lessons does their trip provide for Marylanders who want to protect the environment and the Chesapeake Bay? 

Along the way, they have lots of adventures, from exploring Easton and Ocean City to talking to winemaker Anthony Aellen at Linganore Winecellars about their solar-powered electric car charging stations and William Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, about how electric vehicles can help preserve the Bay. Their trip is shot entirely using four tiny GoPro cameras.

Other new programs airing that week include:     

  1. Downee Ocean, Hon, an affectionate look at Marylanders' favorite vacation spot - Ocean City - April 21 and 26 at 9 pm
  2.  Spat! Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay - April 22, 7:30 pm
  3.  Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition that details the challenges that these watermen face making a living from the Chesapeake Bay on April 25, 9:30 pm

Visit bayweek.mpt.org for more information on all programs airing that week and a complete schedule.  

 Major funding for Electric Road Trip is provided by BGE; Additional funding provided by Maryland Energy Administration


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