The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) is 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 driver’s seat at any of our meetings or various events.

KEVA monthly meetings are the second Saturday of every month, usually at 11:00 AM at Carl Cowan Park on Northshore Drive.  The meeting location may occasionally change due to weather or other issues.  Information is posted to the KEVA website and KEVA FB group. Bring a chair and join the discussions. 


The Electric Vehicle Association (EAA) is a network of EV enthusiasts and “North America’s leading nonprofit that accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles by supporting its 100 chapters and thousands of members as they talk neighbor-to-neighbor in their communities about the benefits of driving electric.” The EVA is our parent organization and we are one of two official chapters in Tennessee (along side the Chattanooga chapter). As KEVA – the Knoxville EV Association – we have been around since forming in 2005 and worked since inception to positively impact citizens in the greater Knoxville community to educate them about the benefits of driving electric.

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The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) is one of roughly 90 U.S. DOE “Clean Cities” Programs across the country and serves the eastern half of Tennessee. ETCleanFuels works in partnership with the other in-state program – the Middle-West TN Clean Fuels Coalition – to serve fleets, partners and other entities with services related to education, outreach and implementation of alternative fuels in vehicles. ETCleanFuels has been working with KEVA for over a decade to plan and hold EV “Ride & Drives” and work on EV outreach throughout the region.

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  • The Drive Electric TN (DET) initiative was born in 2014 by ETCleanFuels to build out educational work to Tennessee citizens on EVs, and work on the Tennessee Workplace Charging Program. In 2017, TVA made a commitment to massively boost the effort and funded several types of work that involved over 100 different people from across Tennessee and beyond to develop the Tennessee EV Roadmap and other outputs to help us have good data. Since then, three “Working Groups” were started and have developed over 10 task forces or committees to work on specific barrier-removing actions to assist Tennessee in growing the number of EVs in our roads from roughly 10,000 at the start of 2020 to 200,000 by the end of 2028.

Current Upcoming Events

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!

Our Staple Yearly Big Events

Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED) is a national campaign to share information about electric vehicles throughout the month of April. In addition to being better for the environment, electric vehicles are more fun to drive, more convenient to fuel and less expensive to operate than gasoline vehicles. Attend an online event to experience driving electric!

  • National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.  Hundreds of events are held each year, with many in-person events offering the opportunity to talk with EV owners, and to ride in or drive a variety of EVs.  NDEW usually takes place in late September, check the website for current dates.  Nationally, NDEW is sponsored by Plug In America, Nissan, and the Electric Auto Association.

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