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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 Vehicle 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.

We typically have a monthly meeting on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 11am.  We currently don’t have a perfect meeting place so be sure to check the upcoming events calendar below to see where we are planning on meeting next.

To stay in touch with us and know what’s going on with EVs in East TN, please enter your email address in the subscription box on the right and you will be put on our event announcement mailing list. We will only email you about upcoming monthly meetings or big events.

We also have a very active discussion email list where any of our members can send out interesting EV news and topics. This is also where we conduct a majority of our event planning. If you would like to join our discussion list please click here to add your email to our discussion list. Be sure to acknowledge the verification email that is sent to you first so that you don’t miss any of our emails! This discussion list is ran by Freelist and you can set it up to get every email or a daily/weekly digest if you would like.

Subscribe to our meeting and event announcements

e.g. 2022 Ioniq 5, or blank if new or interested

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 Vehicle 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.

We typically have a monthly meeting on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 11am.  We currently don’t have a perfect meeting place so be sure to check the upcoming events calendar below to see where we are planning on meeting next.

To stay in touch with us and know what’s going on with EVs in East TN, please enter your email address in the subscription box on the right and you will be put on our event announcement mailing list. We will only email you about upcoming monthly meetings or big events.

We also have a very active discussion email list where any of our members can send out interesting EV news and topics. This is also where we conduct a majority of our event planning. If you would like to join our discussion list please click here to add your email to our discussion list. Be sure to acknowledge the verification email that is sent to you first so that you don’t miss any of our emails! This discussion list is ran by Freelist and you can set it up to get every email or a daily/weekly digest if you would like.

Subscribe to our meeting and event announcements

e.g. 2022 Ioniq 5, or blank if new or interested

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Upcoming EVents

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

June Monthly Meeting at UT Cherokee Farms

June 8th, 2024 11am

Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (IAMM) Building located at 2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37920.

Hey everyone, 

This month we are going to try a new location and see how it works out. As some of you know we are running out of space at our normal location so we are using this month to try something new out. We found out we can use one of the big classrooms at the UT extension area called Cherokee Farms. There is also plenty of open space on the streets of that area to show off different EVs when the opportunity arises. So we will see how this goes. We will be in the 1st floor conference room #147 of the Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (IAMM) Building located at 2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37920. Just pay attention to the exit signs on Alcoa Hwy for UT Research Park. This is a beautiful area that you can take advantage of after the meeting and walk around the river greenway if you want. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Some of our members have new EVs to show off!

Meeting Agenda

  • Member introductions, meet new members, any get a new EV?
  • Report on previous month
    • Last month at Cadillac
    • Advanced Clean Transportation Expo – Jonathan
    • UT EV Workshop – Eric
  • New EVs releasing second half 2024 to discuss
    • Cadillac Optiq
    • Chevy Equinox
    • Volvo EX-30
    • Polestar 3 and 4
    • Volkswagen ID7 and Buzz
    • much more
  • Leasing vs Buying
    • Better leasing deals
    • Best time to lease?
  • Open Supercharger Network
    • Whose Non-Telsa has used it?
    • Experience with adapters?
    • Order of OEMs onboarding
  • 4th Annual EV’s in the Smokies
  • No July monthly meeting, please attend EV’s in the Smokies
  • More EV News
    • America has been #1 oil producer in the world
    • EVs currently account for 1.8 million barrels a day in “avoided” oil use
    • EV battery passport, where did it all come from, good idea?
    • Ioniq 5 to start production in Georgia soon

Meeting date and time: Saturday June 8th, 11:00am


Meeting location: Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (IAMM) Building located at 2641 Osprey Vista Way, Knoxville, TN 37920.  Room 147 on the 1st floor.

EV’s in the Smokies

July 13th, 2024 11am-6pm

Peaceful Side Social

7967 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882

Last year at PSS we had over 50 EVs sign up & just under 50 show up.  This is more laid back, bring your family & dog (bring a water bowl for Fido) & kinda hang out EVent.  We will be doing Ride & Drives, if anyone is interested.  If you just want to “show” your EV & visit that’s fine too!  PSS has food, a brewery & an ice creamery.  They will also have a large tent for us to eat at.  And bathrooms.  I am looking at more of an outdoorsy theme, maybe camping, so if your EV has a “camping mode” or if you have an after-market car mattress, etc, bring ’em on.  Or if you’ve done a camping conversion & would like to show it off, come on down.  Hammocks, frisbees, cornhole games, etc are welcome.  Even some 10×10 tents too, although expect to share as it gets hot!  I am working on a few things, just for this year, hence the outdoor/camping theme.

Register here to attend and learn more about EVs and get a test drive. Also register here if you already own an EV and want to participate by showing off your EV.  This helps us keep track of how many people and EVs we expect to be there.

85% of all EV charging is done at home

Most EV sold today comes with a 110 volt charger. Some EVs come with a 240 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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