National Drive Electric Week
Oct 03, 2020
|Day:||Saturday, October 3, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10am - 2pm CT|
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Homestead Harvest
24 Office Dr
Crossville, TN 38555
Event ReportWe had a great day! This was a first ever NDEW event in this fairly small community over just over 10,000 (Crossville, TN) that is part of a region in Tennessee called the "Upper Cumberland" that encompasses 14 mostly rural counties in the upper central part of the state. Tennessee Technological University received funding last year to help drive EV education in this region and part of the genesis for this event was that project, and that day we actually signed up about 5-6 people that will be receiving either a Nissan Leaf or a plug-in hybrid F-250 to drive for *2 weeks* at no cost to them as part of the project! Other big helpers include the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association, or KEVA, who brought 6 of the total 9 EVs, and the TN Dept. of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) who helped setup our ability to use this wonderful yet easily accessible state park as our space. DriveElectricTN also provided assistance through staff that helped setup and manage the event.
- A variety of different kinds of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be on hand;
- we will educate you on how you charge an EV whether at home, at work, or en route to a destination;
- show you where charging infrastructure for EVs currently exists in the area and what plans for additional infrastructure are coming; and
- highlight a significant project called "Developing an EV Demonstration Testbed in the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee" which is working to bring EV awareness and test drives to citizens throughout the 14-county Upper Cumberland region.
We will be using COVID-19 safe practices - we request that attendees wear masks when approaching vehicles and people, and we will have hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes on-hand for use.
There are currently 29 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||2|
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 500,237 electric miles driven.