National Drive Electric Week
Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive
Oct 02, 2021
|Day:||Saturday, October 2, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT|
|Location:||Tennessee Tech Campus
320 University Drive
Cookeville, TN 38501
Event ReportThis event went even better than we expected! Cookeville is not that large a community (population of about 30k) but the outreach to get folks to come went well. Not only was there internal TNTech promotion and Facebook advertising to help drive awareness that the event was coming, there were some nearby engineering and related events going on that day, and TNTech research/teaching staff as well as students who helped people know to come over and join us to learn.
photo by: Dr. Pingen Chen, Tennessee Tech. University
Jonathan Overly of Drive Electric TN and Tennessee Clean Fuels discusses aspects of his Tesla Model 3 with attendees.
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 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
Tennessee Tech is leading a project to develop a rural EV testbed to demonstrate and evaluate the applications of EVs over a diverse range of activities serving a rural and largely economically depressed UC region in TN, to help fleet owners make right decision in EV adoption in rural areas before making significant financial investment. This project will serve as a proof-of-concept implementation to support knowledge gaining, transfer, outreach and education on EVs for rural applications, and to compliment DOE Vehicle Technology Office’s existing EV data set with detailed EV operation and use data dedicated specifically to the challenges and needs associated with rural communities.
This Ride-And-Drive event will give all participants a chance to test drive an EV first hand. Participants will also gain current information on charging, maintaining, and future use of EV’s. Finally, participants will have the chance to use an EV for two weeks free of charge.
When: 10 am – 3 pm CT, Saturday, Oct. 02, 2021
Where: Tennessee Tech Campus, 320 University Drive, Cookeville TN, 38501
Who: Anyone interested in learning more about EV’s
What: Test drive multiple brands of Electric Vehicles. Learn state of the art information about EVs!
Why: EVs are easier, cleaner and cheaper to fuel.
EVs are much cheaper to maintain over the life of the vehicle.
EVs are fun to drive! You can’t understand that until you drive one.
COVID-19 Friendly: All EVs will be appropriately spaced so that you can stay socially distanced while attending and learning, and hand sanitizer will be available. Masks are required to be worn when attendees are not able to stay socially distanced.
There are currently 113 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||3|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Tesla Model 3||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 101,200 electric miles driven.