National Drive Electric Week
Sep 21, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
Event ReportWe 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.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.