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.
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Specializing in Electric Vehicle Sales
In Portland, Platt Auto specializes in selling used electric vehicles.
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EV Mailing List
The OEVA has a local EV mailing list. Subscription info can be found by Mail List Sign Up page.
The International EV Mailing list is a great resource for people wanting to learn more about electric vehicles. Many members of the list are very experienced with EVs, and are quick to offer answers to questions. You can also often get information about anything related to EVs before you hear about it in the local press. To subscribe, send the message "subscribe ev Your Name" to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Books and Videos
Looking to start an EV project? Check out these recommended books, tapes and other resources!
Some of our members have taken the bull by the horn and created or converted their own EVs! See the most recent list of OEVA Members' EVs!
The OEVA supports the use and advancement of clean cars in Oregon. For more specific comments, please see the text of our Chair's presentation on behalf of CleanCarsOregon. The comments were presented to the the Governor’s Vehicle Emissions Workgroup on September 13, 2005. Read Gary's comments.
The OEVA Quartermaster Mark Mongillo is putting together a tool lending library. E-mail him with your equipment requests and equipment offers.
The lending library includes tools that are 'owned' by the club and individuals can volunteer and list their own equipment. Contact Mark through the: Contact Us page.
The ever-changing Web has lots of resources. We have collected some of them in our Links to other EV websites.
If you have a link that should be on our list, contact the OEVA webmaster.
The IRS allows a 10% tax credit in you placed a qualified electric vehicle in service during the year. The credit is equal to 10% of the cost of the vehicle, up to a maximum of $4000. To claim the credit, complete IRS Form 8834 and attach it to your Form 1040.
The State of Oregon allows tax credits for alternative fueled vehicles. You can get a tax credit for up to $750, or 25% of the vehicle conversion cost, for vehicles put on the road since January 1998. There is a similar tax credit for charging equipment. See the Oregon Office of Energy web page for more information.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a listing of companies that actually do conversions?
A: Unfortunately, as of 2007, there is no one in the local area doing 'conversions for hire'. This is still a Do It Yourself kind of activity.
If you or someone you know is willing to do these conversions, please contact us so we can send you the 3 to 4 requests we get per month.
The cost of a full, safe, and convenient conversion is usually about $8,000 to $16,000 in parts. Labor charges would involve anywhere from 40 to 100 or more hours depending on many factors such as the complexity of the conversion, the experience of the person doing the conversion, the amount of metal fabrication, and more.
Q: What size of motor should I get for my conversion?
A: Jim Husted, the motor master in central Oregon had some great notes on motors and motor sizes in a post to the EV Discussion List (See above).