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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.

May Monthly Meeting @ Carl Cowan Park

May 14th, 11am

Hey everyone,

Spring is here, let’s meet back at Carl Cowan park to enjoy the nice weather. The forecast looks good for Saturday in the 80s and our typical area is nice and shaded. In the future months I would like to try and host a meeting at the Farragut Senior Center and give it a try, I just haven’t had the time to secure it yet. We may also have an interesting location/speaker available for our June meeting so please stay tuned for that. Reminder for everyone to bring a chair for the park. Hopefully we see a lot of new faces from our Drive Electric Earth Day Events!
Meeting Agenda
  • Member introductions, meet new members, any updates
  • Recap of KEVA DEED events in April
  • Recap from other DEED events in area
  • Report from TDOT EV charging planning sessions around the state
  • 2nd Annual EV in the Smokies — Marty Young
    • July 9th, 10am – 4pm Townsend Visitor Center
    • Plenty of space for picnic, games, BBQ, come on out!
    • Invite all EV groups, tell your friends!
  • Update on our Appalachian Highlands neighbor group
    • How can we spread the word to help build that group?
  • Possible June Meeting Ideas
  • Summer EV group activity ideas?
    • The dragon/Tapoco resort lunch?
  • Open Discussion on the latest EV News.
    • Anyone planning on going to Fully Charged Live North America?
    • Ford to sell 8 million share of 102 million stake in Rivian.
    • Elon buying twitter good or bad for Tesla?
    • Toyota is about to reach the refund cap of 200,000 vehicles, probably by October.
    • And tons more!

Meeting date and time: Saturday May 14th, 11:00am

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

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.

June Monthly Meeting

June 11th, 11am

Possible new location and guess speaker so stay tuned, more details to come.

2nd Annual EV in the Smokies

July 9th, 10am-4pm Townsend Visitor Center

EVs In The Smokies 2022

The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) are excited to announce EVs In The Smokies on July 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Townsend Visitors Center in Townsend, Tennessee.

If you drive a gas vehicle, bring your questions and curiosity and enjoy checking out all the EVs that will be there! You will be able to talk with EV owners and learn about transitioning to clean, quiet, fast, and fun electric driving!

If you drive an EV, bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a fun day hanging out in the smokies to share your enthusiasm with current and future EV owners! If your EV is a motorcycle, we’ll have extra lawn chairs for you 🙂

If you have questions about the event, please contact KEVA at Knoxville.ev.club@gmail.com

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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