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Outrunning and Outhandling: A Q&A with Dave Hrivnak, EV Pioneer

Dave Hrivnak is an EV Pioneer and a Subject Matter Expert, who enjoys sharing his knowledge with others, traveling cross country in his EV and proving that there are plenty of reasons to buy-in! Q: What was the year you started noticing…
TDEC Commissioner David Salyers kicks off the "Driving EV Leadership" event
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First of its kind “Driving EV Leadership” Event held in Johnson City, TN

The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels), in partnership with, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Field Offices (TDEC) and DriveElectricTN (DET), kicked off National Drive Electric Week in…

TDEC releases VW Funding for Class 4-8 Trucks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released its third solicitation for projects under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT). The purpose of the trust is to execute…

From a Pop Star, Song-Writer to an EV advocate – a Q&A with Libby Bittman, ChargePoint Sales Director

Q: Who is Libby Bittman? What are some interesting facts about you? A: 1. I used to be a pop star. Yes, really! I traveled the world singing and writing songs for other people, some that you may have even heard of! That’s also how I met…
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An “Emissions Swapper”: a Q&A with Eric Cardwell, KEVA president

Meet Eric Cardwell, an "Emissions Swapper" and a University of Tennessee alumnus with a master’s degree in electrical engineering who loves his personal electric vehicle - a Chevrolet Volt. He took the leap from owning an ICE to an EV because…

Car Conversion King: a Q&A with Gary Bulmer, Knoxville

(L:R): Wife Kathy, youngest daughter Laura, and Gary at UT graduation 2017