Drive Electric Upper Cumberland

County map of Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee
UCC photo Crossville NDEW
DE Upper Cumberland Ride& Drive in Fall 2021
Photo of UC meeting on charging locations

DE Upper Cumberland Info

Area: The upper-middle section of Tennessee that abuts Kentucky and is centered in Cookeville.

Counties covered: Macon, Smith, DeKalb, Cannon, Warren, Van Buren, White, Putnam, Jackson, Clay, Pickett, Overton, Fentress, Cumberland 

Story: In 2019, a DOE-funded project was begun that Tennessee Technological University (TNTech) created and won called “Developing an EV Demonstration Testbed in the Upper Cumberland (UC) Region of Tennessee.” Dr. Pingen Chen started that project, and it led into the kickoff of the Upper Cumberland Chapter. In 2022, Silas Stoddart of the Rural Planning Organization located in the Upper Cumberland Development District decided to join and help as a communications and event leader, and we are thankful for it!

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DE Upper Cumberland Members

    Mike Allen – Mini Cooper SE
    Dr. Pingen Chen – Mustang Mach-E
    Evan Dake – Tesla Model 3
    Gerald Gannon – Tesla Model 3
    Mike Gotcher – Nissan Leaf
    Will Hoffert – BMW i3
    Linda Lee – Tesla Model 3
    DeLayne Miller – Nissan Leaf
    Joey Other – Nissan Leaf
    Tara Wohlgemuth – Nissan Leaf

    Tara Wohlgemuth, TDEC