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 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.

December Holiday Party
at Shultz Brau Brewing

December 9th, 2023, at 11am

Hey everyone, 

  The results of the holiday party poll that was sent out on the discussion list, is that 64% of you all wanted to meet at our regular date and time of December 9th, at 11am and a big majority 82% wanted to meet at Shultz Brau brewing.  Shultz Brau has some long group tables that we can gather at in the main building. They open right at 11am so we shouldn’t have any trouble getting those tables. We will be taking advantage of their kitchen offerings, they offer traditional German food and also have some vegan/vegetarian options as well. See the menu here, Their Christmas market will also be going on at the same time so you might find something interesting while there. Check that out here   There is also a huge outdoor area, so depending on weather we may want to hang around outside as well, they also have some really nice fire pits. There will probably be some live music while we are there. Bring your whole family, kids really enjoy the place. Invite your friends too!


We will just be socializing with each other and talking about electric vehicles and random other stuff. I might go over a few of the events to look forward to in the new year but no structured meeting. New people are welcome to come out and join us and talk to us. Bring your EV questions. I will be wearing my EVA hat and jacket so our group should be easy to find.


Come on out and have some food and drinks and a good time!


When: Saturday December 9th, 11am to whenever
Where: Shultz Brau Brewery, 126 Bernard Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
Parking: Directly across from the brewery is parking, and the medical center next to that parking is available as overflow parking. Avoid parking in the Axel Logistics lot that is on Tyson st. 


Eric Cardwell
President Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association

January Monthly Meeting

January 13th, 2023, 11am

We are working on the meeting details, check back on the what when and where.

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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