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August 17, 2022

Bidirectional charging, USPS electrification & the Apple Car

Future of EVs is bright for American families

To learn more about what it looks like to purchase an electric vehicle for a family, Karina Rovey of Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels sat down with Brandon Hood of Blountville, Tennessee. A father to two children aged one and six years old, Brandon is no stranger to the unique needs a family may have for a vehicle.

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Bidirectional charging at home

On hot summer days, the share of solar power in the energy mix reaches record levels. But what to do when the sun is not shining? With bidirectional charging, solar power from the photovoltaic system is stored in electric cars and home batteries and fed back into the home grid in the evening hours or when needed to operate household appliances.

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How to benefit from an EV without driving one

By Virg Bodyfelt & Matthew Livesay Electric vehicle sales are increasing across the country and many analysts believe this number is indicative of mass EV adoption in the near future. According to an early July report from Bloomberg, 5% of new cars purchased in the United States during the first half of the year were [...]

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2022 Knoxville Drive Electric Week Festival:

It's EV Time in Tennessee!  The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), Pellissippi State Community College, and Drive Electric Tennessee are working to make the 2022 Knoxville Drive Electric Week Festival even better than it was in 2021. All activities -- vehicles on display, ride and drives, vendors, etc. -- will be held on the PSCC Hardin Valley (Main) Campus.

This is an opportunity to talk directly with electric vehicle (EV) owners about their real-world experiences with electric vehicles. Register for this FREE event, participate, or volunteer with the link below!

Register: HERE

Date: September 24, 2022

DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit:

DET will host the first DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit at the University of Tennessee Student Union in Knoxville, TN. The Momentum Summit will focus exclusively on transportation electrification efforts including breakout groups focused on outreach, EV infrastructure, policies & programs and innovation.

Register: HERE

Date: November 7, 2022

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Senate funds USPS with $3 billion for electrification

The US Senate has allocated $3 billion in additional funding to the US Postal Service for electrification of the nation's delivery fleet, as part of yesterday's massive climate bill. It's the latest move in the long saga for postal service electrification and effectively "calls USPS's bluff" by supplying as much funding as the USPS claimed a 100% BEV fleet would cost.

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This electric car wants to save the planet

There's something undeniably cool about very small cars. From the chic Fiats of old Fellini films to the wacky Hungarian microcars of the Cold War, the sight of a tiny vehicle zipping around corners and squeezing into impossibly tight parking spots has a fun factor.

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Apple hires veteran Lamborghini executive to work on 'Apple Car' team

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple has hired a former Lamborghini executive to help lead the design of its rumored " Apple Car," signaling that the company is still moving ahead with the project.

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Drive Electric TN outreach to Order of the Arrow

On July 27, DriveElectricTN participated in the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) sustainability fair at Circle Park on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. The Order of the Arrow is an honors society of the Boy Scouts of America. Every two years, scouts convene at a university around...

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