KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Curious about electric cars but don’t know where to find more? National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is coming to Knoxville to help.
NDEW is an annual celebration and awareness involving hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) activities in cities from coast to coast and internationally. The objectives are to share the experiences of electric vehicles and electric vehicle owners and to bring information about the many reasons for adopting electric vehicles to consumers, policy makers, the media and the general public.
Discover the cost savings, comfort, power and quiet driving of electric vehicles without tailpipe emissions. All the major car manufacturers are developing their ranges of electric vehicles and many models of electric vehicles will be on display. Vehicles on display include rarities like the Fisker Karma and the regional premier of the Arcimoto SRK. Other exhibits include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt and all current Tesla models. The event will host electric and hybrid vehicles from many local dealerships. Some electric vehicles will be available to participants. This year’s goal is for 100 electric vehicle drivers in the Knoxville area to bring their cars and talk about their experiences and the benefits of going electric.
The Knoxville NDEW Drive Electric Festival will be held on the Hardin Valley campus of Pellissippi State Community College from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.e. More information is available on the National Drive Electric Week webpage at driveelectricweek.org
This event is organized by the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association, Drive Electric Tennessee and the Pellissippi State Community College. National Drive Electric Week is organized by Plug In America, Electric Auto Association, Sierra Club and EV Hybrid Noire.