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.

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Upcoming EVents

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

Tesla Service Center Meet & Greet Photo Opportunity

July 30th, 2021, 8am-10am

Knoxville’s new Tesla Service/Sales Center has announced its grand opening for next weekend, from Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st. The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) has been invited to coordinate a photo op on Friday July 30 from 8:00 to 10:00AM prior to the mall opening. We’d like to have as many Teslas as possible. If you can join us, you need to be there in place when photography begins at 8:45AM.

This is not only to show support for Tesla, but to let people know there are a lot of Teslas right here in East TN.

The day and time may be challenging for some, but the Service Center Manager thought Friday would be less crowded with the general public. Owners can be there for a meet and greet with Tesla employees and other Tesla owners.

Owners of other EVs are welcome to participate. Their EVs will be parked separately from the Teslas, but the entire event will be photographed and posted to the KEVA website ( We want everyone to meet our new EV neighbors.

Please email let Susan know if you can attend, and whether you will bring a Tesla or other EV. (The Manager has asked for an approximate head count, and we need to plan parking.)

August Monthly Meeting

August 14th, 2021, 11am

TBD, Stay Tuned!

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!