National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
2023 Chattanooga Drive Electric Festival
Chattanooga, TN
Sep 30, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Chattanooga State Community College, McCormick Center
4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
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Drive Electric Scenic City (DESC), Chattanooga State, 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 Chattanooga State McCormick Center. Our event is FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored locally by Adventure Sports Innovation, Capital Toyota, CARTA, Chattanooga State Community College, CO.LAB, EPB, Green | Spaces, Integrity Auto Group, Lexus of Chattanooga, Scenic City Solar, the Sierra Club, & TVA

Chattanooga State McCormick Center, 4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406
September 30th - 11 AM - 3 PM

Join us on Saturday, September 30th, for the second annual "Chattanooga Drive Electric Festival" at Chattanooga State Community College! 

 Explore the fun and experience of owning an electric vehicle (EV) firsthand.  Come and see the latest in plug-in hybrid and all-electric EVs; cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bikes, scooters, and more .....  

Never rode in an EV?  Now is your chance!  Test rides will be available to event participants, free and open to the public from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Exhibitor Cars
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, R1S, Ford F-150 Lighting and Mustang Mach-E, Energica, Porsche Taycan,  Tesla Models 3, Y, S, and X, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Chevrolet Bolts and Volts, Volkswagen ID.4, and more.

Involved in electric Longboards, eBikes, balancing boards, eScooters, unicycles, swing cars, and much more.
If you can dream it Adventure Sports Innovation has it.

Looking for more info on local installers of solar. Scenic City Solar will be attending as well!

EPB leads the charge toward electrification with their Energy Pros and the local deployment of charging stations. They have once again pushed Chattanooga Forward.

CARTA has been a local leader in sustainable transport for many decades. CARTA’s involvement in electric vehicles started in 1990 when it decided to use electric (battery-operated) buses for Chattanooga’s downtown shuttle. The Downtown Electric Shuttle is the easiest way to get around Downtown Chattanooga. It’s a FREE ride! Electric buses run daily from the Chattanooga Choo Choo to the Tennessee Aquarium with stops at every block in between. Convenient access to the attractions, convention center, shopping, hotels & employment sites in the Downtown area. All Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. Since its initiation in 1992, CARTA’s Downtown Shuttle has carried millions of passengers. CARTA is now expanding boundaries with their BYD electric bus soon to go into operation on UTC's campus.

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." - Green | Spaces

Time Line of Arrival

The EVent is open to the public from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, September 30th.   

Since we are near or at full capacity, we ask participants to arrive in stages.  Exhibitors should plan on arriving after 10:00 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 10:15 AM.  There will be two tent/canopies set up for sign-in: exhibitors/car participants and the public.  We aim 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 many EVs and exhibitors registered, 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. You are welcome to bring folding chairs to sit near your EVs.  Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses & hats! 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 105 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
BMW i3 REx 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Porsche Taycan 2
Rivian R1S 2
Tesla Model S 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
Cadillac LYRIQ 1
Energica Ego 1
Energica Eva 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia EV6 1
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4matic 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 1
Rivian R1T 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
22 Models 32

Registered attendees report 1,179,084 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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