Oregon Electric Vehicle Association

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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Our Meetings

NOTE:  Stay tuned for future updates on our meeting schedule as we are moving our meeting location away from the World Trade Center.

Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month (except Dec.) in downtown Portland at The World Trade Center, on the corner of SW Salmon and 1st Street. See the Google Map. (A backup map is also available). For further questions, call Chris at .

  • 7pm - 7:30, Socializing, Car show and tell
  • 7:30 - 9pm, Meeting

PGE provides outlets for recharging your vehicle, so bring your EV if you have one.


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

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

Future Events

EV Fest 2016: The 2016 EV Fest will be held July 23rd, 2016 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Past Events

EV Fest 2015: The 2015 EV Fest was held August 15th, 2015 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Fest 2014: The 2014 EV Fest was held July 5th, 2014 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Celebration Day 2013: The 2013 EV Celebration Day was held July 13, 2013 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Celebration Day 2012: The 2012 EV Celebration Day was held July 14 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Celebration Day 2011: The 2011 EV Celebration Day was held July 9 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Awareness Day 2010: The 2010 EV Awareness Day was held July 10 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Awareness Day 2009: The 2009 EV Awareness Day was held July 11 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Awareness Day 2008: The 2008 EV Awareness Day was held July 5 at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

EV Awareness Day 2007 Cars, trucks, scooters and more were at the 2007 Awareness Day!

EV Awareness Day 2006 We had a great turnout at the 2006 Awareness Day!

EV Awareness Day 2005 Be sure to check out all the great pictures and the event recap in the 2005 EVent Scrapbook.

National Electric Drags, September 25, 2004: 98+ miles an hour in a quarter mile... and that was a slow run? By a postal truck?!?! Watch and see for yourself with the 2004 NEDRA Nationals Highlights Video!

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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