UT Joins East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition for National Drive Electric Week

IMG_1782 (002)The University of Tennessee Knoxville’s EcoCAR 3 team joined the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition last Saturday, September 19, to celebrate the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week. The groups brought the UTK EcoCAR2 Chevrolet Malibu, a Tesla Model S, and BMW i3 were displayed outside Neyland Stadium to share with the thousands of fans who gathered before Saturday’s football game against Western Carolina University.

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition celebrated the week with three events, and the UTK EcoCAR 3 team was happy to wrap up the week’s festivities. A large crowd gathered to cheer on the UT Volunteers, which gave the EcoCAR 3 team and the East Tennessee Clean Fuels representatives the opportunity to display their vehicles and talk with many UT fans interested in learning about Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs). Not only were the fans able to see the victory of the UT Volunteers, but they had the opportunity to learn more about EcoCAR 3 and what this program brings to the university.

The University of Tennessee supports HEVs and alternative energy research with seven solar-assisted plug-in stations on campus, multiple opportunities for alternative energy research throughout the engineering departments and continued support for UT’s participation in the EcoCAR 3 program.