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September 05, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Drive electric? Tell the City of Knoxville where you want more EV chargers

By Shannon Smith, Teknovation Assistant Editor, PYA

More and more people are buying electric vehicles (EV), which means more and more places are putting in EV charging stations.

The City of Knoxville is no exception.

The city estimates there are about 50 private and public EV charging stations within the Knoxville city limits. That’s not a lot, considering groups like Drive Electric Tennessee aim to see 200,000 electric vehicles on Tennessee’s roads by 2028.

When it comes to where these EV charting stations should go, the city wants your input.

They’re asking drivers to take this survey (available here in Spanish) to share where they think the best locations would be to install new charging stations.

You can type in exact addresses or search a business or location by name and add it to the running list of suggestions.

Right now, the city’s Office of Sustainability is using data about population spread to find which areas of town need more EV charging stations and plan for future investment. But that data will evolve, as more people move to and around Knoxville and start buying EVs for the first time.

If you’re looking for a city-owned EV charger now, they’re located in the following places:

  • Burlington
    • Caswell Park
    • Civic Auditorium/Coliseum Parking Garage
    • Ijams Nature Center
    • Locust St. Parking Garage
    • Market Square Parking Garage
    • Public Works Service Center
    • Sequoyah Park
    • State Street Parking Garage
    • Victor Ashe Park
    • West Hills Park

You can learn more about the City of Knoxville’s EV efforts here.

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