National Drive Electric Week Event - Knoxville
|Day:||Friday, September 16, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||3pm - 7pm|
Turkey Creek shopping area (behind O'Charley's)
11036 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
We got permission to use the parking lot of an extremely busy mile long shopping district. We setup adjacent to the Tesla Superchargers that are located there. We had about 21 plug-in and hybrid vehicles show up. Including the local power company brought out their plug-in bucket trucks and they were a big hit. Along with a brand new Tesla Model X that stole a lot of the attention. We also had a locally designed 3 wheel roadster called the Defiant and the owner/designer on hand to show it off. We had random groupings of the public show up through out the day to look over the EV's and to get test drives. Local dealers from Nissan and BMW were offering test drives as well as owners of their EV's giving out test drives. I believe we can do a better job of promoting this event next year in print and radio media to drive a bigger public turn out. That being said I believe everyone had a great time!
photo by: Jonathan Overly
Via Bucket truck another Bucket Truck Tesla Model X several Tesla Model S Tesla Roadster Chevy Volts Defiant Nissan Leafs Ford Fusion Cmax Porsche Panamera Audi A3 Etron BMW x3 e-drive BMW i3 Blakely Bernardi conversion
- The event will be from 3-7 pm, on Friday 9/16/16. We understand folks have different schedule, feel free to arrive at anytime, 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 Level 2 or other DCFC chargers in this specific part of Turkey Creek, about 2 blocks west 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 at the west end of Turkey Creek as well (Campbell Station Rd exit). There is also a new NRG EVGO dual DCFC at the Exxon on the Walker Springs exit which is a couple exits north of our Turkey Creek event location.
- For those that would like, you can stay afterwards and join members of KEVA and ETCleanFuels for a group dinner!
- Water and Snacks will be provided.
There are currently 20 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
Registered attendees report 253,050 electric miles driven.