Drive Electric Festival 2021 on Sept. 25th at Pellissippi State
Check out this amazing video of our Drive Electric Festival 2021! This video touches on all the great participants and exhibits we had on offer at Pellissippi State Community College. We had 28 different models of EV on show and over 60 EVs in the show. Be sure to attend next years event!
Tesla Opens a Service Center in Knoxville, TN
Check out our great aerial footage from the grand opening of the Knoxville Tesla Service and Sales Center located at West Town Mall. Thanks to everyone that showed up early on a rainy morning for us to have such great shots!
Here is even more footage from the grand opening of the Knoxville Tesla Service and Sales Center located at West Town Mall.
EV Testimonials From Our Members
Mark Bishop talks about his converted Honda Insight, from a hybrid to full electric vehicle.
Bill Williams answers questions about his daily driver, Tesla Model S.
David Mason tells us all about driving a BMW i3.
Check out Jeff Shoffner’s sky blue Chevy Bolt that gets plenty of attention.
Harper Auto goes over the 2020 Audi E-tron Sport Back
Electric Vehicles – EVolution REVolution
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) kicked off its participation in National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) with a full day of webinars. Over 60 people representing 17 states registered for the sessions through the NDEW website. Others learned of the webinars through other means.
The full program for the day, and the links to the YouTube videos are:
Introduction to Electric Vehicles – A 60-minute webinar covering EV101, the owners’ perspectives of EVs, and a virtual test drive of the Audi eTron Sportback.
EV Batteries and Charging – A 30-minute webinar covering battery basics; Level I, II, and DCFC Chargers, Charging Ports, Charging at Home, and Charging on the Road.
Tesla Model 3 Virtual Test Drive – In this webinar, participants were taken for a ride in a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor car driven by a person who had never even ridden in an EV before.
EV Customs and Conversions – This 45-minute webinar features two KEVA members who have hands-on experience in customs and conversions. Mark Bishop converted a Honda Insight hybrid to full battery electric operation, and Gary Bulmer converted a Bernardi kit car to an electric vehicle. The session includes a video from East Tennessee’s John McMillian about his EV manufacturing startup.
EV Road Trips – This 60-minute webinar starts with recognition of KEVA member Mark Bishop who received the 2019 EAA Trip Ambassador Award. Susan and Jack Goodwin then focus on the planning, travel, and lessons learned on an 18-day EV trip from East Tennessee to Yellowstone National Park and back.
The Future of Electric Trucks – In this 30-minute session, host Will Schleter covers the latest information available on electric trucks coming to market in the near future.
Electric Motorcycles/Motor Scooters, eBikes, and eScooters – There are already more electric ways to travel than just automobiles. This 30-minute session with Mark Bishop, Marty Young, and Stephen Mounger features information on electric motorcycles and motor scooters, electric bicycles (eBikes), and electric stand-up scooters (eScooters).
Your Guide to Adopting a Used EVs – Marty Young and Russell Kennedy treat participants to a 60-minute webinar covering used electric vehicles, why to buy one, what’s out there, which is right for you, where to look, and what about battery degradation.
Fun Facts and Testimonials – Between each webinar, there was a 15-minute intermission. Intermissions included fun facts, testimonials, and a virtual test drive of a Volvo XC60 compliments of Volvo of Knoxville. Key content has been collected into this video.
Thanks and Conclusions – This is a wrap-up of the day’s webinars with Susan Goodwin and Eric Cardwell.