UPDATE: We are meeting in person this month (Sept)! We are meeting at the World Trade Center Plaza (outdoors). Masks are required for attendance.
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.
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 are held on the second Thursday of each month.
For 2019 we are holding the Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, and Dec meetings at the World Trade Center, with the meeting location and catering generously provided by Forth. Member EVs can park in the covered outdoor plaza off of SW 1st Ave north of SW Salmon St., Portland, OR. The meeting will be held in one of the meeting rooms.
All other months our meetings will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. Closest parking is in the lot off 31st street. Enter the east hall (to the right). Room 30 is the first room on your right.
No charging is available at the Multnomah Arts Center.
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
You may want to check out the fully searchable international EV Discussion List (EVDL) too.
Oregon High Schools
Oregon Electric Vehicles
Powerpoint and PDF Presentations
Gary Graunke wrote an Op-Ed for Ruralite magazine (PDF) dated Feb 2017.
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.
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 EventsThe 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.