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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

Upcoming EVents

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

November Monthly Meeting

Guest Speaker

Saturday November 12th, 2022, 11am 

Hi everyone,

This month we are happy to invite Brian Blackmon who is Knoxville ‘s Sustainability Director to come be our guest speaker for the meeting. We are excited to have Brian give us an update on what the city has planned for EVs, where future chargers might be. He can talk about how the  city charging survey is going. There may also be other transportation and clean energy initiatives the city is working on. I look forward to hearing what all his office is working on. Also we get to give out two Aptera reservations from EVA to anyone that’s a current member by Nov 30th.
 
Meeting Agenda
  • Member Introductions, meet new members, any member updates?
  • Report on Cars and Coffee and Oak Ridge Car Show
  • Guest Speaker Brian Blackmon – Sustainability Director
    • New Charger locations?
    • Map initiative? Future Plans
    • Input from users/Q&A
  • EPA Clean School Bus Awards 2022
    • 2,000 applications were received
    • 11 surrounding counties have won
    • 49 EV school busses in total
    • Some counties having trouble finding diesel
  • EVA membership drive extended to Nov 30th
  • Dec 3rd (First Saturday)
    • Holiday party/meeting at Susan and Jack’s house
    • They provide main dish, bring a side
    • Possible prizes, more info to come
  • Open Discussion on the latest EV news

Meeting date and time: Saturday November 12th, 11:00am

Meeting location:  Farragut Community Center 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934.  We will be in the medium size meeting room to the left when you enter the building from the front door. There is a back door but we aren’t allowed to leave it open and it locks automatically. However, there is plenty of open parking on the back side.

December Monthly Meeting / Holiday Party

1st Saturday December 3rd, 2022, 11am 

This will be at Jack and Susan’s house. They will be providing a main dish, and everyone just bring a side. They haven’t figured out all the details yet. So stand by, more info to come. 

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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