National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Knoxville, TN
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11AM - 3PM
Location: SEEED - Knox
1617 Dandridge Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

We had 12 people rsvp to show their cars, but a few more came on the spur of the moment.  One family from East Knoxville saw the event while the father and daughter were practicing basketball at an adjacent park and came by.  They gave roughly 10 rides in their Tesla S.  Our event pushed back against the prevailing narrative that electric cars are only for wealthier people in mostly white neighborhoods.  Here in a low income community of color we had EV owners from all over eastern Tennessee and right down the block come together and check out cars, find out about rebates from the local utility and share information about how to green up their family's transportation.           

photo by: John Todd Waterman
Families meet, talk, and check out a Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, and test drive a new Smart.

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Event Description


Registered Attendees

There are currently 24 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Fiat 500e 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
8 Models 12

Registered attendees report 339,900 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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