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2022 Knoxville Drive Electric Week Festival

September 24 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm EDT

2021 Knoxville Drive Electric Festival – Getting Started!

It’s EV Time in Tennessee!  The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) are working to make the 2022 Knoxville Drive Electric Week Festival even better than it was in 2021.  All activities — vehicles on display, ride and drives, vendors, etc. — will be held on the PSCC Hardin Valley (Main) Campus.

The Festival will feature all vehicles that can be plugged in, and that a person can ride in or on.  Cars, motorcycles, eBikes, three wheeler FUVs (Fun Utility Vehicles), electric scooters, etc.  

This is an opportunity to talk directly with electric vehicle (EV) owners about their real world experiences with electric vehicles. Want to know what it’s like to take a long road trip in an electric car? Our members have thousands of miles of road trip experiences. Curious about how to find a charger on the road and how long it takes to charge? The answers are here. (So are a couple of chargers – PSCC has two.)  What about maintenance?  There’s very little maintenance needed, and owners can tell you why.  Curious about converting an internal combustion engine or hybrid vehicle to fully battery electric?  Mark knows how.  He’s done it more than once.

You can see and compare a wide range of EV models in one place.  Owners and auto dealers will have numerous vehicles for show and ride and drives throughout the day. Expected owner vehicles include Chevrolet Bolts and Volts, Energica Motorcycle, Evoke Urban Classic Motorcycle, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia Niro and EV6, Nissan LEAF, Rivian R1T, Smart for Two, Tesla Models 3, Y, S, and X, Toyota Prius Prime, Volkswagen ID4, Zero motorcycle, and more.  We are adding more EVs every day. Local dealers will bring models available in the Knoxville area.  Knowledgeable KEVA members will be available to answer your questions throughout the day. There will be an information station, utility representatives, vendors (solar and other), and additional exciting electric alternatives. 

photo by: Matt Lawson 
The (socially distanced) faces of EV diversity – Stacy Davis, Susan Goodwin, Billy Williams, Vanessa Mills, and Patricia Mesa with Billy’s 2021 Tesla Model S.

We owe a great debt of thanks to Plug-In America and to Electrify America for their continued support of those of us in the field.

If you would like to attend, exhibit an EV, or volunteer at the Drive Electric Festival, please RSVP at the link below!

COVID-19 safety restrictions will be followed for this event.

These restrictions will be updated as needed to be consistent with PSCC, Tennessee, and CDC guidance.

  • Most of the vehicles at the festival are privately owned.  It is important that the wishes and safety of the owners be respected.
  • Masks are to be worn when within 6 feet of other people, and when in any vehicles.  Masks will be available for everyone who does not have their own.
  • Wristbands will be issued to all attendees whose forehead temperatures are normal. Wristbands are required to enter any vehicle, whether on display or for a test ride or drive.
  • During test rides and drives, only the dealer representative, the test driver, and other members of the driver’s immediate household will be in the vehicle.  Masks must be worn, and windows must be down.

Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association

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Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990 United States
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