2023 Electric Vehicle Test Drive and Information Expo

Sunday October 8th, 2023, 10 am to 4 pm
Held at 4330 S Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239.

An OEVA event, with site facilities generously provided by Tesla Macadam, with the participation of nearly every EV brand and EV dealer in the Portland area!

See complete details on our Events page!

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association is producing our most comprehensive electric vehicle event yet. This free event features test drives from an extremely broad range of Portland EV dealers, with 26 different EV models from 15 Brands covering the vast majority of US EV sales. Take a memorable ride in a 1914 Detroit Electric antique automobile. Dozens of privately owned EVs will be on display, with their owners on hand to answer questions about the ownership experience with their models. In the Presentation Lounge watch live prepared presentations by EV experts on topics ranging from EV Incentives that can save you thousands to surprising EV Myths and Realities of EV ownership (full list on the Events page). See the Daimler Freightliner eCascadia fully electric Class 8 semi truck. See five wildly different electric conversions of gas cars, including the amazing White Zombie, which does 0 to 60 in 1.3 seconds. In our Expo Room visit information booths, see displays and exhibits, and talk with EV experts.

Registered test drivers, display EV owners, and volunteers, will receive an $8 discount coupon toward food at the on-site Mad Greek Deli food cart!

Register to attend, to present your EV, or to volunteer to help put on the the event, at the National Drive Electric Week website, using the link https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3915.

Questions? Contact the event's organizer, OEVA Vice President Peter Hoeckel, at Ask@oeva.org.

See complete details on our Events page!

the Oregon electric vehicle association

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group of EV Enthusiasts, EV Evangelists, and EV Owners of all makes and models, and an independent chapter of the national Electric Vehicle Association. If you are intrigued by the EV revolution and want to find out more about us, check out our Membership page.

See what we're planning on our Events page. We help organize and staff the Electric Vehicle Showcase (Part of Electric Avenue) at the Portland International Auto Show each winter, and we host a Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED) event in the spring and National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event in the fall. At these events you can talk with experienced EV owners who can answer your questions from their personal experience. At NDEW and DEED we all have our personal EVs present. Some of us have basic, economy EVs. Many of us have technically advanced vehicles, computers on wheels,  and we can invite you inside and take the time to show you how this new technology has made driving safer, more reliable, and less stressful. It's like how the smartphone changed cellphones, but for cars. We also have meetings every month where we talk about EV's, learn about EV's, and generally have a pleasant time.

We are all about sharing our EV knowledge from our own experience. Check out the Stories pages, where our members tell their stories of living with an EV instead of a gas car.

You will be amazed at the number of fully electric vehicles available. Extensive information about them is compiled on the Cars page. 

Have questions about EV's? See our Ask page where you can submit questions for our EV experts to answer, and eventually browse a collection of the best questions and answers.

Would you like to talk with an owner of the type of EV you are thinking of buying? Our Mentor page connects you with an OEVA volunteer who can dialog with you to answer your questions from their actual experience.

The About page has information about the 2023 OEVA Board and members doing Special Projects for the association.

Want to find out about upcoming OEVA events and activities? Join the OEVA announcements email group at this link: Keep informed - Receive Announcements.

Consider joining our EVTalk Discussion Group. It's a great way to connect with knowledgeable EV owners, participate in interesting EV related discussions, get local service recommendations, and buy or sell EVs, parts, or accessories.

Giving up gas doesn't mean giving up fun, or practicality!