On July 27, DriveElectricTN participated in the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) sustainability fair at Circle Park on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus.
The Order of the Arrow is an honors society of the Boy Scouts of America. Every two years, scouts convene at a university around the nation to share ideas, meet other scouts and inspire one another during the national gathering of Arrowmen.
This year’s conference was held at the University of Tennessee with over 6,000 registrants from around the country. DET participated in this event by arranging and managing a sustainable transportation booth focused on electric vehicle education and awareness.
We answered questions related to EV basics and safety and provided insight into the current EV efforts in Tennessee. Thanks to this being a national event, our team also spoke with individuals about their state’s current success with EVs and promoted other Drive Electric initiatives.
DET wants to thank Jack Goodwin and Eric Cardwell for bringing their electric and hybrid vehicles to display for attendees to learn about. Goodwin brought his Tesla Model 3, and Cardwell brought his Chevrolet Volt.
Because of their generosity, registrants were able to ask questions directly to EV owners and see the vehicles firsthand. Cardwell also brought his home ClipperCreek charger to the event so the scouts could learn more about the charging process of an EV.
Additionally, The University of Tennessee allowed DET to borrow a Nissan Leaf to display during the event so the scouts could get a feel for multiple styles of electric vehicles.
Having these vehicles on display allowed for deeper conversation and worked as an effective learning tool for this outreach event. Thank you to everyone who participated and attended this fantastic event!