Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Blount County EV Experience
Alcoa, TN
Apr 14, 2024

Day: Sunday, April 14, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Food City Alcoa
1388 Tesla Blvd
Alcoa, TN 37701
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

We had great sunny weather and a good turnout for what was a first truly open invitation in Blount County for anyone to bring their EV and anyone to show up to learn about them! The new Food City in Alcoa was a gracious host and we had plenty of space with easy access to both local and higher‐speed roads. Many volunteers helped make this a success, and that almost always starts and ends in our region with the Knoxville EV Association volunteers, but several East TN Clean Fuels Coalition staff helped as well. Interestingly, the average age of the attendees was probably over 60 years old! Many test drives were provided, and we met several new EV lovers that live in the area that are now becoming part of KEVA and DET. Last but not least, our Cadillac of Knoxville rep (the our only full-size EV dealership that brought EVs) said he has two very solid leads on sales of Lyriqs!!

Food City was our event host, and we want to thank Cadillac of Knoxville, the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club, and Pedego Electric Bikes of Knoxville for their attendance and passion for EVs! Certainly last but not least, thank you Drive Electric TN and Knoxville EV Association for showing in force!! (and note there are several other good photos in the Flickr link)

photo by: Jonathan Overly, KEVA
Susan Goodwin of the Knoxville EV Association discusses her experiences driving electric with an attendee (while sitting in her Model Y) while Drive Electric TN staff sign up attendees for the Ride & Drive at the registration booth at the "Blount County EV Experience" DEEM event in Alcoa, TN.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


This event will be an opportunity for anyone in the Blount County, TN area (or beyond) to come see some EVs, ask questions of their owners, and ride in or drive an EV, and ask broader questions about where charging is or is coming, cost savings, batteries, getting repairs, etc. ... and just how fun EVs are to own and drive.

DON'T MISS this opportunity to come see some EVs and learn more about them!!
THANK YOU Food City for your support of DEEM and NDEW events over the years!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 82 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 5
Tesla Model X 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Kia EV6 2
Cadillac LYRIQ 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Fisker Karma 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Lucid Air 1
Rivian R1S 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
17 Models 25

Registered attendees report 1,005,228 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All DEEM 2025 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Month.

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