IMPORTANT: due to COVID-19, meetings in person are suspended until further notice. We are holding online meetings via zoom. See the mailing list for details.
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.
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.