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.

We invite you to get involved and join us by adding your email to our OEVA announcements mailing list 


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