Free workshop on electric vehicles

solarcars1_asb_14383.jpgAre you considering buying an electric car? If so, you may want to drop by the Ted Russell Nissan dealership in West Knoxville on Saturday for a free workshop to learn the latest about electric vehicles.

The workshop starts at 9 a.m. and is hosted by the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association. The dealership is at 8565 Kingston Pike

“Would you like to pay just 0.60¢ (sixty cents) for a gallon of gas? Well, most electric cars cost that equivalent in electricity to charge. And with gas prices continuing to increase, EV savings gets that much better,” according to a KEVA press release. “The average American drives 14 thousand miles a year and gets 20 miles per gallon. That equals $2,100 a year for gas. The EV equivalent is $420 in electricity to run your car.

Here’s an interesting MetroPulse story on EVs: Is Knoxville Ready for Electric Cars?

Photo: A Nissan LEAF sits charging as TVA and the Electric Power Research Institute dedicate the first of a planned network of solar-assisted electric vehicle charging stations on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The TVA-EPRI SMART station is among the first charging stations to have solar, battery storage and electric grid capabilities. (Knoxville News Sentinel/ Amy Smotherman Burgess