National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Knoxville - Neyland Stadium
Knoxville - Neyland Stadium, TN
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Neyland Stadium (Gate 21)
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville - Neyland Stadium, TN 37916
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

This event was jointly managed by the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (Jonathan Overly) and the Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville EcoCAR 3 program that is part of the Tickle College of Engineering. We obtain approval for and end up having some very valuable space right in front of one of the largest entrances to Neyland Stadium where the UT Vols plan football and which holds over 100,000 people. We cannot do test drives because of the large flow of traffic walking by us around and into the stadium during the event. We had 4 vehicles: UTK's EcoCAR 3 hybridized Chevy Camaro, a UTK Nissan Leaf, a Chevy Bolt, and last but not least a converted 1989 Blakely Bernardi that is a pure EV. The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association assisted in bringing the Bernardi and staffing the booth for the day. In addition to me, our intern Coral Thayer helped out that day as did about 10 students from the UTK EcoCAR 3 Program. We started five hours before kickoff, so we meet many people throughout the time we re there.

photo by: Jonathan Overly & Victoria Ogier took the photos
This is a photo collage from the event showing the variety of people and discussions that took place, all of the vehicles we had there (4) and the volume of people that walk by as the event builds towards kickoff. Jonathan Overly of ETCleanFuels & Victoria Ogier of the UTK EcoCAR 3 Program took the photos.

More photos from this event.

Event Description



National Drive Electric Week is is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. This year's events will fall between September 12-20 all across the country!

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and UTK's EcoCar3 Team will be hosting a National Drive Electric Week event at the UT vs.Indiana State game. Join us at Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium for hands-on access to electric vehicles and educational information!

Game time is 4pm, but we will be on-hand a few hours before that. Gate 21 is directly accessible from Philip Fulmer Way.

Please note that we encourage you to come to learn, visit, kick the wheels, or volunteer, but we will NOT have space for you to bring your EV. This is a closed space accessible by pedestrians only. We also cannot offer Ride & Drive's at this event, as there will be a few thousand people in the surrounding area! If you want to do a Ride & Drive, join us at our next event on September 16 at Whole Foods!  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 8 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
1 Model 3

Registered attendees report 48,000 electric miles driven.

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

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