KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2023–Drive Electric Tennessee is excited to announce the release of its uniquely designed Tennessee specialty license plate created to promote electric vehicles across the state. Our team, in collaboration with our stakeholders, has created a new specialty license plate that allows its registrants to show their support for EVs.
As of April 15, these specialty plates are currently available to the public. You can purchase one by visiting your local county clerk’s office or by going to TN’s Department of Revenue website.
These specialty plates are available to Tennesseans for a $35 fee, which is in addition to your normal vehicle registration cost. The $35 fee goes towards the Tennessee Arts Commission, Drive Electric Tennessee, and the Highway Fund. DET is slotted to receive 50% of the funds, with the Tennessee Arts Commission receiving 40% and the Highway Fund receiving 10%.
Don’t drive an electric vehicle? Not a problem! Any Tennessean who supports electric vehicles can obtain a specialty plate. Buying a specialty plate is an excellent way to support our work at Drive Electric Tennessee. And if you do drive an electric vehicle, deck out your vehicle with this sleek, stylish license plate!
The proceeds from these specialty plates will be used to fund future DET projects and programs that lead to strengthening Tennessee’s future. To ensure that the DET specialty plate remains a license plate option, state law requires that at least 1,000 registered drivers have the license plate in use annually.
DET would also like to recognize those who have made this project possible. Specifically, we’d like to thank Tennessee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey for her support of this project as it has been vital to our success.
Drive Electric Tennessee is committed to transportation electrification and promoting renewable energy, encouraging statewide economic growth and protecting public health throughout the state.
To order your license plate, visit the TN’s Department of Revenue.
To read more about Drive Electric Tennessee and the work we do, visit https://driveelectrictn.org.