Drive Electric Tennessee
Throughout 2018, a core team of stakeholders—including State agencies (TDEC and TDOT), electric utilities, cities, universities, electric vehicle OEMs, businesses, and advocacy groups—worked together on the development of a shared vision for electric transportation in the state, which includes goals and guiding principles for increased electric vehicle adoption over the next 5-10 years. Together, these stakeholders comprise Drive Electric Tennessee (DET), a statewide electric vehicle consortium organized by Navigant Consulting on behalf of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Electric Vehicle Roadmap
On January 18, 2019, DET released the first edition of its Electric Vehicle Roadmap for the state. The Roadmap identifies projects and initiatives for local stakeholder implementation that will increase electric vehicle adoption across multiple Tennessee use cases and sectors.
Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Needs Assessment
On November 18, 2019, DET published the Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Needs Assessment to evaluate the condition of Tennessee’s current electric vehicle charging infrastructure as well as to identify where new chargers should be placed to promote electric vehicle adoption throughout the state.