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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.

Knoxville Drive Electric Festival 2023

September 23rd, 2023  10am-3pm

The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) are working to make the 2023 Knoxville Drive Electric Festival bigger and better.  All activities — vehicles on display, ride and drives, vendors, etc. — will be held on the PSCC Hardin Valley (Main) Campus. The 2022 Festival was one of the largest National Drive Electric Week events in North America, with well over 100 EVs representing 40 different models. Let’s do it again in 2023!

This is a festival, we will have live music and food! Come catch music from Westwend, Y’uns, and the Royal Hounds!

Interested in EVs?

  • Come see our EV showcase with wide verity of models
  • Talk with the owners who drive these cars everyday
  • Learn how easy it is to own and use an EV
  • Take an EV for a no strings attached test drive
  • Win some goodies in our raffle.

Already Own and EV?

  • Please signup to show off your EV in the EV showcase
  • Help us break last years record of EVs in the showcase
  • Hangout and meet other interesting EV drivers and members of the public
  • Please share this event with your friends and family that own EVs are might be interested
  • E-bikes, One Wheels, any all electric transportation is welcome
  • Goodies for those registered in the EV showcase and raffles.
A few fun things with this EVent are:
  • Grand Prize raffle $250 gift card
  • We have an electric boat
  • We have a Ford Lightning powering the music stage
  • We have a Draco Sports Trike
  • We have e-motorcycles (rentals)
  • We have a robotic mower
  • We have a (new) e-bike company
  • We have a face painter for the kiddos
  • We have a animal balloon artist for the kiddos
  • We have three food trucks: Penne for your Thoughts, KONA ICE, Mexican Ice Cream
  • Hospitality Center for volunteers: donuts, croissants, coffee & later snacks & water

See more details and register here to attend or to show off your EV!

driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3584

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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