Welcome to the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

  • Washington State leads the nation in per-capita electric vehicle sales!


The Seattle Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA) is an all-volunteer group of Seattle-area folks who are passionate about  all things having to do with electric cars.  Our members run the gamut from brand new Tesla owners to folks who have been converting old gasoline cars   since the 1980’s.

We participate in car shows, educational events and political events having to  do with electric vehicle legislation. But we mostly get together to have some plain, old fun at our free monthly meetings and by simply driving around on our zero-emission wheels.

SEVA also serves as a gateway to the latest press and information on and about electric vehicles. Jump on in to see what’s happening in the world of electric cars!


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The Seattle Electric Vehicle Association actively participates in many car shows throughout the year.

Car Shows and “EVents” 2019

  • ONGOING:Tesla Owners Club of the PNW (TOCPNW) has an events calendar up: https://tocpnw.org/events/
     Some events are private, but some are open to the public, and in fact some are meant as outreach. Not all are local..
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    SEVA member Lee Colleton's Mitsubishi MIEV at Stephen's Pass

Winter Driving Tips for EVs

It’s that time of year again, when we start getting those panicky calls for help:

“What happened to my electric car — I’m sure in the middle of summer my range was much greater than this! My batteries must be dying*already* or my motor, or something!”

So, let’s go over again all the reasons — some controllable — why electric cars “lose range” in the fall and “lose range”:

1) Tire pressure.  Tires represent about 5X more of an electric cars “energy budget” than a gas car — […read more…]

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SEVA in the News:

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For TESLA only:

Federal Tax Credit For Vehicles Delivered
$7500 On or before December 31, 2018
$3750 January 1-June 30, 2019
$1,875 June 30, 2019-December 31, 2019


For ALL OTHER electric vehicle brands:


Federal Tax Credit For Vehicles Delivered
$7500 Until automakers of each separate, respective brand hit the 200,000 unit sales mark. See link below for more info.


Go to https://www.energy.gov/eere/electricvehicles/electric-vehicles-tax-credits-and-other-incentives for more info.

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Washington STATE Alternative fuel vehicle sales tax exemption ENDED May 31, 2018

The Department of Revenue has notified the Washington State Auto Dealers Association that the alternative fuel vehicle sales tax exemption will end on May 31. To have received this tax exemption, your vehicle must have been delivered on or before May 31, 2018.

If you are received your vehicle after May 31, 2018, you will be required to pay all applicable sales taxes.

Scroll down to Clean Alternative Fuel and Plug-In Hybrids, and then click on Qualifying Vehicle Count.

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EV News Headlines

  • In 20 Days Of March, Tesla Delivered Over 2,500 Model 3 In Norway (3/20/2019)- Tesla Model 3 sets new sales record for electric cars Tesla further increased it already fast pace of Model 3 deliveries in Norway, reaching a level of over 2,500 new registrations within the first 20 days of March! Together with the Model S/Model X, Tesla registrations exceed 2,800. The previous best for ...read more
  • Ford To Produce Its Electric Cars In Michigan And Mexico (3/20/2019)- With the new platform, most BEVs probably will be produced in Michigan According to the latest news, Ford tweaks its plans again to improve the business. In the case of electric cars, the new models will be produced in Mexico and Michigan. Cuautitlan, Mexico was selected for the upcoming all-electric long-range crossover ...read more
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Foreshadows Upcoming Plug Ins: Videos (3/20/2019)- Alfa Romeo concept heralds upcoming plug-in hybrids Alfa Romeo, after 109 years of history, is finally seriously working on electrification. One of the first signs is the new Tonale concept unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Tonale is a plug-in hybrid mid-size premium SUV described by Italian company as a ...read more
  • Kia Vies To Become Industry’s Mass-Market Maker of EVs (3/20/2019)- The Korean brand says that it's uniquely positioned to bring EVs to the masses. Nearly every carmaker showed off EVs at this month's Geneva Motor Show. But there was only one brand in Geneva – Tesla wasn't there – that can make all these claims: Multiple long-range EVs today on sale today ...read more
  • Ford Says Electric Mustang-Inspired SUV Will Challenge Tesla Model Y (3/20/2019)- According to Ford, the two vehicles could even arrive on the market at the same time. Ford says that its first dedicated electric car, which will be a Mustang-inspired plug-in crossover, will be positioned to compete with the recently revealed Tesla Model Y. If you recall, Ford posted a tweet in the ...read more