Get Plugged In- EV Charging Stations
We get lots of questions about “plugging in.” In the years of yore, plugging in meant angler friendly hotels that offered plug-ins for boat battery charging. Today, EV car drivers don’t want to be limited in exploring all that this region has to offer.
No surprise is that Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Farragut have taken the lead (literally) installing EV charging stations to serve you. Even better is that the EV network continues to develop in rural areas and along major travel corridors. We agree that the future is in growing the EV fast charge stations to optimize your experience at the plug.
In early 2021, TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) announced a partnership with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to bring a statewide network of EV fast charge stations to the state. As a partner member of EHC, TVA has set an aggressive goal of increasing the number of EVs in the Tennessee Valley to 200,000 by 2028.
What is even more electrifying is that the EHC (Electric Highway Coalition) has created a network of partners serving twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia. This network will allow you to plan for long distance travel without worrying about finding the next station. In late December 2021, the network grew even larger when the National Electric Highway Coalition was announced.
While the net goal is to reduce carbon emission and to increase the use of locally produced electricity, your goal is simply to be able to confidently drive in the region and being able to charge.
You can drive confidently in the region. The current footprint of the network of charging stations serves visitors coming from the Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic. To find East Tennessee stations, on your route, click here.