Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association

National Drive Electric Week 2017

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and the Defiant EV3 electric roadster.

National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, 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. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

Started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day, by popular demand we have expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric. We expect National Drive Electric Week 2017 will again grow to include more events in more cities with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.

Knoxville Area NDEW Events:
· The Island in Pidgeon Forge on 9 September, until 5 PM.
· Neyland Stadium (Gate TBD) on 9 September from 1 PM until 3 PM.
· Whole Foods located at 6730 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, on 16 September from 10 AM to 4 PM

Electric Vehicles are on the Roads Today

Many people are not aware that Electric Vehicles are available today! They are more than just a future promise from automakers. Some EVs are production vehicles used as daily commuter cars while others are one-of-a-kind custom projects.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are practical, clean, quiet alternatives to noisy, pollution-spewing gasoline and diesel vehicles. Electric Vehicles keep our Earth cleaner and help preserve our natural resources. EVs are a smart and efficient choice for personal transportation.

Millions EVs on the road will not have a significant impact on the national electric grid since most of the charging will be done at night when the utility companies have excess capacity. Also, EVs don’t just shift pollution someplace else. Studies have shown that even when EVs are recharged from a typical power plant, they are still more efficient and far less polluting that a typical car power by an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). Finally, while there are high performance, high priced electric cars in the market, there are also many EVs that are affordable and can be used to meet about 90% of our driving needs.

To find out more:

  • Check out "EVs Here and Now!" for factsheets about electric cars.
  • Join the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association. This link will take you to the EVA main site, when you join, select the Knoxville Chapter.
  • Watch the video "Who Killed the Electric car?"

  • Local Resources

    Click here to visit our About p\Page for additional information about electric cars and local resources!

    The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association is a chaper of the national The Electric Auto Association (EAA). The EEA is a non-profit educational organization formed in 1967 in San Jose, California to promote the widespread adoption of Electric Vehicles.

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