National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Knoxville, TN
Sep 20, 2014

Day: Saturday, September 20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am - 2 pm
Location: Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Event Report

photo by: Jonathan Overly
Eric Cardwell (far right) explains how he charges his Chevrolet Volt to event attendees. The group is in front of the Tennessee-made Shockwave Defiant Roadster, an all-electric, three-wheeler.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Join East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition for an electric vehicle extravaganza at beautiful Ijams Nature Center in shady South Knoxville.

Bring your most burning questions to ask experts and electric vehicle owners!

"Do electric vehicles really work?"
"Are they really better for the environment?"
"How much does it cost to own one?"
"Where would I charge the vehicle?"

Arrive early to have breakfast at Ijams! Peg's Kitchen serves a hot and hearty breakfast from 9:30 - 11 am. Get breakfast, and then head outside to see the electric vehicles.

We are also lucky to have Finny B's Food Truck joining us from 11 am - 2 pm! 

Event includes:
  • Electric vehicle showcase (at least 6 different models!)
  • Vehicle owners & experts on hand to answer questions
  • Giveaways & SWAG
  • Hands-on experiences with vehicles; look at the interiors, too!
  • Presentations every hour under the Ijams pavilion (see Shop Talk schedule below)
  • Tons of information on vehicle availability, pricing, charging, and more
  • Opportunities to ride in an electric vehicle (Nissan Leaf or Chevrolet Volt; after event concludes at 2 pm)

Shop Talk Schedule:
  • 10:30 am: Environmental Benefits of Electric Vehicles
  • 11:30 am: Charging: Availability & Costs
  • 12:30 pm: EcoCAR Overview
  • 1:30 pm: The Defiant Roadster

Registered Attendees

There are currently 27 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 8
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Tesla Model S 1
6 Models 16

Registered attendees report 181,849 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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