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Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association

We are Knoxville’s leading non-profit dedicated to educating the public on the benefits of driving electric. Functioning as a regional chapter of the Electric Auto Association since 2010. Our monthly meetings and events are great places to come talk to daily EV drivers and have your questions answered as well as a community for EV enthusiasts. If you have never driven an EV we would love the opportunity to put you in the drivers seat at any of our meetings or various EVents.

Would you like to join our email list? Click here to access the subscription page and add your email so that you can stay connected to all things EVs in central East TN! Be sure to acknowledge the verification email so that you don’t miss any of our emails!

Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association

We are Knoxville’s leading non-profit dedicated to educating the public on the benefits of driving electric. Functioning as a regional chapter of the Electric Auto Association since 2010. Our monthly meetings and events are great places to come talk to daily EV drivers and have your questions answered as well as a community for EV enthusiasts. If you have never driven an EV we would love the opportunity to put you in the drivers seat at any of our meetings or various EVents.

Would you like to join our email list? Click here to access the subscription page and add your email so that you can stay connected to all things EVs in central East TN! Be sure to acknowledge the verification email so that you don’t miss any of our emails!

Upcoming EVents

Here’s a quick snapshot of what we have going on in the next few months.

August Monthly Meeting

Saturday August 13th, 2022, 11am 

Hey everyone,

The weather looks nice for another meeting at our usual park. We will be mainly discussing our largest EV event coming up on September 24th, National Drive Electric Week. If you have not registered yet please do so, we need to pump up our numbers so that we can entice Nissan to bring the Ariya to the event! We met several key Nissan marketing execs over the weekend. I will also be going over the climate bill that congress just passed and what all it includes for EV tax credits.
Meeting Agenda
  • Member Introductions, meet new members, any member updates
  • Recap July events – EVs in the Smokies – Marty Young
  • Report on EV field trip to Kincer Chassis
  • Report on TennSMART Mobility Expo
  • National Drive Electric Week Sept 24th 10-3pm – Susan Goodwin
  • Inflation Reduction Bill Passes
    • What changes to ev tax credit?
    • Who does it help/hurt?
    • Possible Tax Credit explainer on our website?
  • Updating Communication methods
    • Are you receiving our emails?
  • Open Discussion on the latest EV news.
Meeting date and time: Saturday August 13th, 11:00am

Meeting location: Carl Cowan Park 10058 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922

Rain location: Doesn’t look likely but in case of a complete pour down, we will meet at the meeting room in Farragut Community Center 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934.

We will meet in the back area of the park past the kids splash pad area, where there is a large shaded area with some picnic benches. Bring your chairs to sit out. There is plenty of parking and bathrooms onsite. Sorry there is no charging at this location.

National Drive Electric Week Knoxville EV Festival 

Saturday September 24th, 2022, 10am-3pm Pellissippi State Community College Hardin valley campus

Calling all EVs! This is the largest EV event of the year! Don’t miss out.

https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3284

Bring your EV and come hang out while talking to the public about driving EVs. We will have a test drive area for those that want to experience various new EVs on the market. Music, Food, Fun Games for the whole family. We will have the largest EV showcase of the year with a wide diversity of models, come see the Rivian, F-150 Lightening, EV6, Ioniq 5, and More! Register today to help us reach a 100 EV goal! We have a huge Space so lets fill it up! https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3284

90% of all EV charging is done at home

Every EV sold today comes with a 110 volt charger. We recommend people install a 240 volt charger in their garage since the latest EVs have larger battery packs this will minimize the time it takes to charge your EV. Most people already have access to 240v in their garage as this is the typical voltage for clothes dryers.

3 cents a mile

The typical efficiency of electric vehicles is 3 miles a KWH. The average cost of a KWH of electricity in Tennessee is about 10 cents.  Simple math means you only pay 3.3 cents per mile. Even better news is that EV makers are pushing the efficiency to 4 miles or more per KWH thus making the cost even cheaper!

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