Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association Purpose

Our basic goal is to promote a cleaner environment. We are accomplishing that mission by taking the following actions:

  • To act as a source of information for the membership, other organizations and the public, on the current state of electric vehicle technology worldwide.
  • To encourage experimentation in the building of electric vehicles, particularly to improve energy and resource efficiency, reduce emissions and improve vehicle safety.
  • To promote and organize public exhibits of electric vehicles built by members and others for the purpose of informing the public on the progress of electric vehicle technology and conducting public opinion polls.
  • To use all media, such as newsletters, web sites, information packages, and other paper and electronic media designed to inform the public and promote the cause of electric vehicles.

  • Meeting Schedule

    We meet at 11 A.M. on the second Saturday of the month at Smoky Mt. Brewery, in Turkey Creek shopping center in west Knox County. I-40, exit 374 (Lovell Road) 11308 Parkside Dr, Knoxville 37934. Our meetings are open to the public and we would like to invite you to attend.



    Local Resources

    At the recent Public Workshop, David Hrivnak presented the program, “Plug in Electrics The Future Is Now” click on the title to download a copy of the program.



    Recently, John McMillian facilitated a workshop on converting a conventional gas guzzler to battery power, allowing you to drive for just pennies a day!

    This hour long video not only has a little history of electric cars, but it’s packed full of information: motor choices, controllers, types of batteries available, battery charging, why regenerative braking is not as important as you’ve been lead to believe, and how to keep batteries warm in the winter.

    John explains theses details using non-technical language, making it very easy to understand! Watch ”EV Conversions 101”.