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 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 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. 

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The Electric Auto 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 EAA 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.

August Monthly Meeting

Saturday August 13th, 2022, 11am 

Hey everyone,

The weather looks nice for another meeting at our usual park. We will be mainly discussing our largest EV event coming up on September 24th, National Drive Electric Week. If you have not registered yet please do so, we need to pump up our numbers so that we can entice Nissan to bring the Ariya to the event! We met several key Nissan marketing execs over the weekend. I will also be going over the climate bill that congress just passed and what all it includes for EV tax credits.
Meeting Agenda
  • Member Introductions, meet new members, any member updates
  • Recap July events – EVs in the Smokies – Marty Young
  • Report on EV field trip to Kincer Chassis
  • Report on TennSMART Mobility Expo
  • National Drive Electric Week Sept 24th 10-3pm – Susan Goodwin
  • Inflation Reduction Bill Passes
    • What changes to ev tax credit?
    • Who does it help/hurt?
    • Possible Tax Credit explainer on our website?
  • Updating Communication methods
    • Are you receiving our emails?
  • Open Discussion on the latest EV news.
Meeting date and time: Saturday August 13th, 11:00am

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

Rain location: Doesn’t look likely but in case of a complete pour down, we will meet at the meeting room in Farragut Community Center 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934.

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.

National Drive Electric Week Knoxville EV Festival 

Saturday September 24th, 2022, 10am-3pm Pellissippi State Community College Hardin valley campus

Calling all EVs! This is the largest EV event of the year! Don’t miss out.

https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3284

Bring your EV and come hang out while talking to the public about driving EVs. We will have a test drive area for those that want to experience various new EVs on the market. Music, Food, Fun Games for the whole family. We will have the largest EV showcase of the year with a wide diversity of models, come see the Rivian, F-150 Lightening, EV6, Ioniq 5, and More! Register today to help us reach a 100 EV goal! We have a huge Space so lets fill it up! https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3284

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 2021 takes place September 25th – October 3rd.  Nationally, NDEW is sponsored by Plug In America, Nissan, and the Electric Auto Association.

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