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.
- 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.
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.
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.
THINK’s Ten Myths About Electric Cars
Powerpoint and PDF Presentations
Gary Graunke wrote an Op-Ed for Ruralite magazine (PDF) dated Feb 2017.
OEVA member Gary Graunke gave an Electric Vehicle Update
(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.