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.
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: The Island in Pigeon Forge
131 Island Dr
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

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.

Event Description


EVs on The Island

Come out into the Heart of the Action in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Saturday September 12th from 10am to 6pm

Pigeon Forge is world-renowned for Car Shows.  Be part of the first-ever All-Electric Car Show in the City!
Hosted by The Island in Pigeon Forge and organized by East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

Get up close and personal with the Tesla Model S

See the Black Bear Solar Institute LEAF
The first-ever battery electric vehicle to cross the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

We recommend that you park in the City of Pigeon Forge / LeConte Center free parking lot and ride the tram or walk across the bridge onto The Island.

If riding the tram, at the stop on The Island, exit the tram and the National Drive Electric Event will be directly in front of you, to the right of The Island Show Fountains

If waking across the bridge from the City parking lot, stay to the right, in front of Margaritaville Hotel and look for the cars to the right of The Island Show Fountains

Directions and other things you can plan to do while you're on The Island -  


Registered Attendees

There are currently 5 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 2
Cadillac ELR 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
4 Models 5

Registered attendees report 62,241 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 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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