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Spring Cars and Coffee West Town Mall Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Apr 23, 2023

Day: Sunday, April 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am EDT
Location: West Town Mall
7600 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

We had 21 EVs show up and took over and entire double sided row of parking in the main mall parking lot. We purchased $100 worth of donuts to give away to our participants and to entice the public to our exhibit. We also gave away $20 worth of hot wheel to kids that came by to check out the EVs. The hot wheels were all EV models. The parents loved that kind of engagement with their kids. The event was a massive success as the weather was perfect. We setup at 4:30am and crowds started to check out the exhibit around 6am before the official start time of 8am. The crowd was estimated to be 15,000 people!!! We had a local member show up with a converted RX8 that has a tesla motor and proprietary quick change battery system. The RX8 will be in the 24 hours of Lemons race this fall. It was a hit with all the gear heads that come out for this event. We know to bring more conversions if possible.  

photo by: Michael Lilly, unsure about release other than to Harpers Auto Square facebook page
West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains! Harper Auto Square's Cars and Coffee Spring 2023. If you look at the Dillard's entrance archway, you can spot the tall green "Drive Electric" feather flag in the middle of the row out from that entrance. That is our entire two rows of EVs, 21 in all , showing off among all these other gas cars! photo credit: Michael Lilly

Event Description


Harper Automotive group puts on a huge Cars and Coffee gathering every quarter. April is the first Cars and Coffee of 2023. There is usually 1000s of gas cars and just as many people attending. This is a great opportunity for us to show there is an alternative to gasoline vehicles. We welcome all EVs new and old to come show off, as there will be new and vintage gas cars at this show. If you are considering buying and EV and have questions, this is a great event to have your questions answered. NO Ride and Drives at this event. Purely an EV showcase.

Free Coffee and Donuts will be provided by Status Dough Donuts!

April 2022 Cars and Coffee

We will be located near the Dillard’s entrance. Us organizers will usually get there early at 4:30-5:00am to reserve our rows of parking. You are welcome to attend that early. However, we advise anyone that wants to join us in our EV section to get there at or before 6:00 am as it becomes a mad house traffic jam anytime later than 6:00am. They will not let you into our area after 8am. We suggest you enter the Montvue rd entrance as its easiest to get to our location. Just enter the Mall parking and turn left and follow it around to the Dillard’s entrance that faces Kingston Pike. Look for our green feather flag, we are usually in the parking out front of the Dillard's door.

If you register to show your vehicle, we will reserve a parking space for you. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected].

Registered Attendees

There are currently 28 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 3
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Fisker Karma 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Tesla Model X 1
11 Models 16

Registered attendees report 372,068 electric miles driven.

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