National Drive Electric Week Event - Knoxville
|Day:||Friday, September 18, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
Turkey Creek Shopping area (behind Starbucks)
11036 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
Good event overall w/great newspaper press (print + online) beforehand to help drive traffic to us. Great weather! Total visibility was expected since we were NOT dropping ourselves in a crowd. Great turnout for us in terms of EVs, but will shoot for ~30-40 EVs next year for this event. No politicians or VIPs were invited. EV owners were great as usual showing off their vehicles and discussing facets of EV sales, recharging sites, etc. We provided info to take, but should have been sticking main EV info sheets in everyone's hands. Good--not great--variety of EVs. First time we had Tesla Superchargers in area to highlight, show; that was a great bonus to the event. Had a EV owner dinner afterwards that about 8 attended; was good chance to get to know some owners better. Was the largest EV gathering for Knoxville to date.
All photos link (http://bit.ly/ndew2015pixtc).
*Event budget 98% our coalition staff time; we don't have paid time to do. Volunteer hours don't include our time.
photo by: Jonathan Overly, Director, East TN Clean Fuels Coalition
Group shot of almost all of the EVs and driver/owners or dealership reps that were with us that day (9/18/15) in Turkey Creek.
- The timing is 4-8pm, and this is on a Friday. We understand folks have different schedule but know that we want to plan on taking a group photo of everyone that attends and their PHEVs at 6:30pm that night!
- While there are not any chargers at this site besides the Tesla Superchargers, about 2 blocks away at the Turkey Creek Calhoun's there are two Level 2 chargers. Additionally, there is a DCFC'er and one Level 2 at the Cracker Barrel that is just at the interstate exit/entrance into the west end of Turkey Creek as well (Campbell Station Rd exit).
- For those that would like, you can stay afterwards and go to a group dinner afterwards.
There are currently 29 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||3|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
Registered attendees report 260,481 electric miles driven.
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