National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Knoxville Drive Electric Festival
Knoxville, TN
Sep 28, 2024

Day: Saturday, September 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Register to attend.
Share your experience and/or show your EV.
Help organizers plan the event.
Contact the event organizers.


National Drive Electric Week
2024 Knoxville Drive Electric Festival
Knoxville, TN
Sep 28, 2024

                                                                                                                      Photo by East Tennessee Clean Fuels

The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) are working to make the 2024 Knoxville Drive Electric Festival bigger and better.  All activities -- vehicles on display, ride and drives, vendors, etc. -- will be held on the PSCC Hardin Valley (Main) Campus at 10915 Hardin Valley Rd, Knoxville. The 2022 and 2023 Festivals were among the largest National Drive Electric Week events in North America (out of about 300 each year), with over 120 EVs representing 40 different models. LET'S DO IT AGAIN IN 2024!  Here are quick tours of the 2022 Festival and the 2023 Festival.

Why You Should Come

  • Check out many different EVs in ONE LOCATION.
  • DRIVE a lot of EVs in ONE LOCATION.
  • TALK to many owners of EVs in ONE LOCATION.

Attend As A Guest

  • WE WANT YOU! (to sign up) to check out the latest EVs!
  • Enjoy the largest EV show in the Southeast and beyond.  Talk with EV owners and check our their cool rides in the huge Show section.  Our ever-growing registration list of EV models is at the bottom of this page.  Scroll down and check it out!
  • Head to our Ride & Drive section to test drive (or ride) a variety of EVs.
  • Check out the EV conversions and business-wrapped EVs section.
  • Find other fun things to see!
  • Listen to some great live music!  
  • Eat yummy foods.
  • Stroll down Electric Avenue and visit with local businesses and non-profits who share your interest in sustainability.
  • Register here to ATTEND.

                                                                                                Photo by East Tennessee Clean Fuels

Come Show Your Car

  • WE WANT YOU! (to sign up), if you have a plug-in hybrid or fully electric EV.  Have more than one EV?  Bring them all (just register each one with a different e-mail).  ICE to EV conversions and other variations are welcome to sign up too.
  • Bring your e-bikes, e-scooters, and one-wheels.  Zip around our huge ZOOM Zone.
  • While displaying your ride, take time to wander around and enjoy everything that's going on.
  • Register here to PARTICIPATE.

The Photo Zone

Lots of vehicles that plug-in! 

                                                                                                                                                Photo by East Tennessee Clean Fuels
                                  Guests at the 2023 Knoxville Drive Electric Festival talking with the owner of this Rivian R1S.

Photos from the 2023 Knoxville Drive Electric Festival

How Can All This Be Possible?

KEVA would like to thank our wonderful supporters for helping with the cost and logistics for the 2023 and 2024 Knoxville Drive Electric Festivals & beyond:

EVolution REVolution

  • Drive Electric Tennessee. Promoting adoption of Electric Vehicles in Tennessee through locally tailored outreach programs.

  • Grayson BMW.  Grayson BMW has been serving the greater Knoxville area since 1978.  Our motto is "A Name You Can Trust," and we meet customers' expectations by offering a friendly and knowledgeable experience.

Driving Force

  • UT Institute for a Secure & Sustainable EnvironmentThe University of Tennessee’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) seeks to promote the development of policies, technologies, and educational programs that cut across multiple disciplines, engage the university’s research faculty and staff, and grow in response to pressing environmental and security issues facing the state, the nation, and the globe.

Instant Torque

Fast Charging

  • Mercedes Benz of Knoxville.  Mercedes has multiple models of their EQ (EV) series.  Look for them in the show and the Ride & Drive areas.

  • Dennis Gabriel Green CPA (Email:

  • Stinnett Collision is a third-generation family-owned and operated collision center serving the greater Knoxville area since 1965. Our goal is to provide a safe and proper repair with integrity and 100% customer satisfaction. As one of the few Tesla-certified and Rivian-certified collision centers in the area, we are excited to be focusing on EV’s and certified by the following manufacturers: Tesla, Rivian, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Subaru, Kia, Infiniti, Hyundai, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors.

  • TVA EnergyRight.  90 years ago, TVA electrified our seven-state service territory, making the Valley a better place to live.  Today, TVA EnergyRight is electrifying transportation because driving an EV can improve air quality by lowering emissions.  They can also help you save on fuel costs!

Plugging In

Pedego Knoxville. By always putting our customers first, Pedego Electric Bikes aims to offer the highest quality, and best service, to our growing community of bike lovers. With a network of more than 220 locally-owned stores, this country-wide presence is the means to make ebikes easy to use and fun to ride for all.

Pedego Knoxville is a locally-owned store where you’ll be treated like family. We put our hearts into helping you find the perfect electric bike and get the most out of it for many years to come.

  • KnoxBots.  We provide autonomous electric mowing on commercial properties.  Looking for a robotic mower that can handle any terrain?  Look no further than our wide selection of machines!  From small gardens to large commercial properties of all sizes, we have the perfect one for you.

  • eMoto Powersports.  At eMoto Powersports, we are excited to offer you the chance to rent the highest performance electric motorcycles at the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, one of the most scenic and thrilling motorcycle destinations in the world.  In our opinion, there's no better way to experience the area scenery than on an electric motorcycle.

For information on KEVA's sponsorship program, email\

Registered Attendees

There are currently 13 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Rivian R1S 1
Rivian R1T 1
5 Models 6

Registered attendees report 133,700 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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