National Drive Electric Week
2022 Knoxville Drive Electric Week Festival
Sep 24, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, September 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT|
|Location:||Pellissippi State Community College
Hardin Valley Campus (Main Campus)
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
It's A Drive Electric Festival!
It's EV Time in Tennessee! The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) are working to make the 2022 Knoxville Drive Electric Week Festival even better than it was in 2021. All activities -- vehicles on display, ride and drives, vendors, etc. -- will be held on the PSCC Hardin Valley (Main) Campus.
The Festival will feature all vehicles that can be plugged in, and that a person can ride in or on. Cars, motorcycles, eBikes, electric scooters, MOKEs, etc.
This is an opportunity to talk directly with electric vehicle (EV) owners about their real world experiences with electric vehicles. Want to know what it's like to take a long road trip in an electric car? Our members have thousands of miles of road trip experiences. Curious about how to find a charger on the road and how long it takes to charge? The answers are here. (So are a couple of chargers - PSCC has two.) What about maintenance? There's very little maintenance needed, and owners can tell you why. Curious about converting an internal combustion engine or hybrid vehicle to fully battery electric? Mark and others know how.
You can see and compare a wide range of EV models in one place. Owners and auto dealers will have numerous vehicles for show and ride and drives throughout the day. Expected owner vehicles include Audi e-tron, BMW i3REx, Chevrolet Bolts and Volts, Energica Motorcycle, Evoke Urban Classic Motorcycle, Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, Genesis GV60, Honda Clarity, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Jaguar iPace, Kia Niro and Kia EV6, Nissan LEAF, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Rivian R1T, Smart for Two, Tesla Models 3, Y, S, and X, Toyota Prius Prime, Volkswagen ID4, Zero motorcycle, and more. We are adding more EVs every day. Local dealers like Harper Auto Square, Lance Cunningham Ford, Lee-Smith of Chattanooga, Mercedes of Knoxville, and Reeder Chevrolet will bring models available in the Knoxville area. Knowledgeable KEVA members will be available to answer your questions throughout the day. There will be an information station, utility representatives, and Electric Avenue featuring sustainability organizations (solar and other).
For extra fun, visit the Personal EV riding area and try out e-bikes from LeMond Bikes, e-scooters from Superpedestrian, and the electric MOKE from MOKE America Tennessee.
We're really excited that DreamEV of Nashville is bringing a 1982 VW Vanagon conversion and Kincer Chassis is bringing a 1966 Ford Bronco conversion. We'll have a 2006 Mazda RX8 converted to a fully electric race car.
Plus food and music:
We have these great organizations providing information about their sustainability products and programs. Stop to talk with them on Electric Avenue and throughout the Festival grounds.
DC-America (Skid-mounted DC Fast Chargers)
DreamEV (VW Vanagon Conversion)
Drive Electric Tennessee (DET)
Electric Vehicle Rentals (Turo Car Rental)
Food & Company Mobile Catering (In the food court. Pulled Pork, Subs, Coffee, Pastries, Snow Cones)
Harper Auto Square (In the Ride & Drive area)
Kincer Chassis (1966 Ford Bronco Conversion)
Knox Details Auto Salon (PPF, Wraps, and Tinting)
Knoxville Area Transit (KAT)
Lance Cunningham Ford (in the Ride & Drive area)
Lee-Smith, Inc. (Commercial Truck Sales)
LeMond Bicycles (e-Bikes) (In the Personal EV riding area)
Mercedes of Knoxville (In the Ride & Drive area.)
MOKE America Tennessee (In the Personal EV riding area)
Reeder Chevrolet (In the Ride & Drive area)
Solar Alliance (Solar energy and charging solutions)
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE). (In the Ride & Drive area)
Superpedestrian (E-Scooter rental) (In the Personal EV riding area)
photo by: Matt Lawson
The faces of EV diversity - Stacy Davis, Susan Goodwin, Billy Williams, Vanessa Mills, and Patricia Mesa with Billy's 2021 Tesla Model S.
We owe a great debt of thanks to Plug-In America and to Electrify America for their continued support.
COVID-19 safety restrictions will be followed for this event.
These restrictions will be updated as needed to be consistent with PSCC, Tennessee, and CDC guidance.
- Most of the vehicles at the festival are privately owned. It is important that the wishes and safety of the owners be respected.
- This event will follow all safety precautions required by the State of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knox County, Pellissippi State Community College, Plug In America, and our insurance providers.
- We will post up-to-date COVID-19 safety precautions about two weeks before the event.
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There are currently 638 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||31|
|Tesla Model Y||18|
|Tesla Model S||9|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||7|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||7|
|Tesla Model X||7|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||6|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||5|
|BMW i3 REx||4|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||4|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||3|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||3|
|Kia Niro Electric||2|
|Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 Plus||2|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||2|
|Audi Q4 e-tron quattro||1|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Ford Transit Connect Electric||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD||1|
Registered attendees report 3,486,161 electric miles driven.