Oregon Electric Vehicle Association

UPDATE: We are meeting at the Boriken Restraurant in Beaerton this month! Details can be found via the OEVA Mailing List and the calendar.

About Us

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) is a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts. We promote electric vehicle education and encourage their safe construction and use. We are part of the Multnomah Hot Rod Council and a chapter of the Electric Auto Association.

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Inclusion Statement

As an organization, we advocate for a cleaner, healthier world for everyone. Inclusion is one of our enduring values. This means that racial equity is a pillar of who we are.

We reject racism, bigotry, and hate. The senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other members of the black community were reprehensible and have left us devastated and heartbroken. Their lives, and the lives of all black people taken by violence, matter!

Tolerance to any form of racism allows it to fester & leads to devastating events. We will not be silent on this issue, we will not ignore racism, and we want to do our part to actively rebut prejudices within our community. We want to use whatever influence we have to speak out.

We pledge to listen, to support, and to learn how we can best show up in order to improve our culture and our society for communities of color. We want to use our capacity to grow the kind of flourishing inclusive anti-racist world in which everybody deserves to live.

Our Meetings

Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.

For the September 8, 2022 meeting, we are meeting at the Boriken Restaurant in Beaverton (12800 SW Canyon Rd). Parking is available but not unlimited. The actual lot for the restaurant is on the small side, so if you see a street parking space nearby, please consider it.

  • 7:000 - 9pm, Meeting


OEVA membership is $20 per year. Additional donations are also accepted. To subscribe or renew, send a check payable to OEVA along with the Membership form.

E-Mail Announcements List

Sign up! Our meeting reminders and newsletter announcements are delivered on the OEVA e-mail list. Subscription is free. Sign up for the OEVA list. A online archive of this e-mail list also exists.

You may want to check out the fully searchable international EV Discussion List (EVDL) too.

Suggested Viewing

Oregon High Schools

Gladstone Electric Vehicle Organization S10 Conversion Project

Oregon Electric Vehicles

Oregonian, 1915: Driving Electric on the Columbia Highway

Driving Oregon's Future - a video from Portland General Electric.

EV Myths

THINK's Ten Myths About Electric Cars

Powerpoint and PDF Presentations

Gary Graunke wrote an Op-Ed for Ruralite magazine (PDF) dated Feb 2017.

OEVA member Gary Graunke gave an Electric Vehicle Update (PPT) (PDF) presentation at SolWest on July 28, 2013 (An Excel spreadsheet compares the ownership cost of a Leaf vs a Versa).

Jana Gastellum of Oregon Environmental Council gave a presentation on the Oregon Clean Fuels Program on January 10, 2013.

Rick Durst of PGE gave an update on EV Infrastructure in Oregon from January 12, 2012.

THINK presentation from March 11, 2010.

EV Update presentation from March 12, 2010.

Interview of OEVA members

OEVA member Gary Graunke is interviewed on King 5 television in Seattle about Oregons Gas Tax replacement plans. Watch online here or download the MP4 file (43Mb). Skip to 3:43 to catch the interview with Gary.

OEVA member Patrick Connor is interviewed on whatdrives.us episode 91 - Bad Karma in Jan 2012. Listen online or download the MP3 file (30Mb).

OEVA members Patrick Connor and Jeff Kim are interviewed on the Beyond 50 Radio Show in June 2010. Search their archive for episode 236 to listen online or download the MP3 file (8Mb).

The local radio station KBOO interviewed OEVA members in November, 2006. Learn more at PDX Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts.

Our Member's Vehicles

Listing of our members' projects with links for more details.

Clean Cars in Oregon

The OEVA supports the use and advancement of clean cars in Oregon. For more info see our specific comments.


Calendar of Events

Past Events

The 2019 Portland International Auto Show took place on Jan 24-27th, 2019.

NDEW 2018: The 2018 National Drive Electric Week Event was in Wilsonville, Oregon

Even if there are no recent events, you can check out our EVent Scrapbook which keeps memories alive of our events from past years.


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