National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Pigeon Forge, TN
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Event Report

The first-ever NDEW event in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was hosted by The Island in Pigeon Forge, a new tourism development on an island in the Little Pigeon River, located in the heart of the main tourist area in this Smoky Mountain National Park gateway community. The compact size and very heavy pedestrian traffic limited the space we were given for EV display to five cars: 3 Tesla Model S, 1 BMW i3, and 1 Nissan LEAF. Since there was constant foot traffic through the space, we were unable to offer ride and drive at our event, and the cars had to remain in place from 9am to 6pm. Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear was there to launch the event, which was located directly in front of where the tram from the main off-island parking unloaded its passengers, providing a steady stream of new visitors all day. The LEAF on display was the first-ever BEV to cross the National Park. We will be installing Tesla Destination charging at The Island's Margaritavile Hotel as a result of the event.

photo by: Bob Harris of Black Bear Solar Institute
3 Tesla Model S. Intentionally shot from behind so that there are no readily identifiable people in this photograph, as we did not collect names or get photo releases from individuals.

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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