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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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 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.

  • 6:30pm - 7pm, Board Meeting
  • 7pm - 7:30, Socializing, Car show and tell
  • 7:30 - 9pm, Meeting

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.

Annual Events

EV Awareness DayEV Awareness Day is a summer event that OEVA organizes to display our vehicles and educate the general public about EV benefits. OEVA is also involved with the NEDRA Nationals.

Our Event Archives collect the photos and videos of OEVA events in the club events scrapbook, online! Take a look at the wide variety of vehicles and projects that our members have built and displayed at our events.

Official Non-profit Status

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) became a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization on 6/25/2009, and donations are tax deductible in the United States and many other countries (IRS Letter).  See IRS Publication 4221-PC for a compliance guide.  Our EIN number is 20-1695025.  We are also registered with the State of Oregon as a non-profit organization (2009 letter, 2016 letter Page1 Page2).

Official Bylaws

Our Bylaws are available in PDF format: OEVA Bylaws (pdf) 80kb

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