National Drive Electric Week
Chattanooga Drive Electric Festival
Oct 01, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, October 1, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT|
1067 Riverfront Pkwy
Chattanooga, TN 37402
photo by: Drive Electric Tennessee
Taken at Drive Electric Scenic City's recent Drive Electric Festival. Photo provided by Drive Electric Tennessee.
Drive Electric Scenic City (DESC), THE BEND, Sierra Club, and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) have come together to host Chattanooga's Drive Electric Festival. All activities, vehicles on display, local dealerships, vendors, local businesses, etc. will be held at THE BEND. Our event is FREE and open to the public.
1067 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402
On October 1st, 11 AM - 3 PM EST
This Festival will feature all vehicles and modes of transport that can be plugged in, and that a person can ride in or on. Cars, motorcycles, eBikes, electric scooters, off-road, Commercial - cargo vans, dump trucks, day cabs, CARTA buses, garbage trucks, fleet vehicles, etc. There are also a wide variety of vendors listed below:
You can see and compare a wide range of EV models in
one place. Owners and auto dealers will have numerous vehicles for show throughout the day. Expected owner vehicles include
RIVIAN R1T, Ford F-150 Lighting and Mustang
Mach-E, Ford E-Transit, Energica & Zero Motorcycles, Porsche Taycan, Tesla Models 3, Y, S, and X, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia
EV6, Chevrolet Bolts and Volts, Nissan LEAF, Polestar 2, Toyota Prius Prime, Volkswagen ID.4, EV Conversions, and more.
We are adding more EVs every day.
Local dealers such as Lee-Smith of Chattanooga, Adventure Sports Innovation, Chatt eBikes, and many more, will bring models available in the Greater Chattanooga area. Knowledgeable Drive Electric Scenic City members will be available to answer your questions throughout the day. There will be an information station, utility representatives (EPB and TVA), and exhibitors featuring sustainability organizations (solar and otherwise).
Since 2007, through our advocacy and incentive campaigns, education and training classes, design competitions, and other programs, green|spaces have advanced the sustainability of living, working, and building in Chattanooga.
We continue to develop new programming that advances our shared mission of meeting our responsibility to be stewards of the environment and raising the quality of life for residents and visitors.
Pedego Chattanooga is a locally-owned dealer in electric bikes. As the region’s foremost electric bike experts, they put our hearts into helping you find the perfect electric bike and get the most out of it for many years to come.
Local EV Conversions
Meet interesting people creating their own EVs
Locally converted 97 Geo Metro by David Stephenson
Sponsored Locally by Blink, Green | Spaces, EPB, Sierra Club, The Bend, Lee Smith, TVA, MTN View Chevrolet, and Polestar.
Time Line of Arrival
Since we are near or at full capacity, we ask participants to arrive in stages. Exhibitors should plan on arriving after 9:30 before car show participants to set up their displays and position any EVs nearby. If exhibitors arrive in a non-electric vehicle, we ask that once unloaded, you move your vehicle to a separate public parking area that is available to you at no cost. We ask that car show participants arrive after 10 AM. There will be two tent/canopies set up for sign-in; exhibitors/car participants and the public. Our goal is to have everyone situated before the event opens to the public at 11 AM.
DESC staff will direct you to your designated space. LET ME KNOW, if you’re coming late or have any special requirements to stage your presence! Be aware that we have 50 EVs registered, plus 17 exhibitors, some with large commercial vehicles. If car show participants and/or exhibitors cannot remain for the entire four hours, let us know upon check-in for adequate placement. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event, so be prepared as such. I know the weather forecast seems sketchy, but we hope for the best. You are welcome to bring folding chairs to sit near your EVs. Speaking as an optimist, remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses & hats! DESC will provide water free of charge.
See you on Saturday!
Dave Graham & Tyler Farmertyler@driveelectricsceniccity.org
Drive Electric Scenic City
There are currently 257 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||7|
|Tesla Model Y||6|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||4|
|BMW i3 REx||3|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||3|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||2|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||2|
|Toyota Prius Prime||2|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||1|
|Ford Transit Connect Electric||1|
|Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4matic||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD||1|
Registered attendees report 1,515,987 electric miles driven.