Welcome to the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

  • Image of Roger Swearingen and his Fiat 500E, and a Ford Ranger electric pickup truck.
    Many SEVA members, like Roger Swearingen, have more than one electric vehicle in their households. Roger is pictured here with two OEM electric vehicles; a Fiat 500E, and a Ford Ranger electric pickup truck.


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 carssince 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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SEVA at 21 Acres Farm in Woodinville, WA

Car Shows and “EVents”: Fall 2018

Thousands of electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts in Washington State  participated in a record number of free events presented by volunteers around the state to highlight the environmental benefits, high performance and cost-savings of electric cars during the week of Sept. 8-16, 2018. Click here to see what events happened and where!


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SEVA in the News:

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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

  • Rural Chevy Bolt EV Owners On Texas Ranch: This Car Has Got Guts (10/20/2018) - “I want to be a cowboy baby! Where my Chevy Bolt's charged by the sunshine shinin'.” Harry and Elizabeth Akers are proud new owners of the Chevy Bolt EV. The couple lives in rural Merkel, Texas about 20 miles from Abilene and 200 miles west of Dallas. They own 200 acres ...read more
  • BMW Discusses Range Of Future Electric Vehicles: Over 400 Miles (10/20/2018) - BMW aims to deliver a range to rival the likes of Tesla's Model S For BMW, the path to electrification has been slow. Even though the company stunned the world with its high-performance i8 and the city slick i3 models, both were just test beds for the Bavarian carmaker. Currently, there's ...read more
  • Throttle House Reviews Hyundai Kona Electric & Nexo Fuel Cell: Video (10/20/2018) - Are these green Hyundai's worthy of a driving enthusiast? Our friends over at Throttle House were present at the recent Hyundai Kona Electric / Nexo fuel cell press drive event along with InsideEVs Brad Berman and myself. Brad and I have already posted our thoughts on both vehicles here, but I ...read more
  • New Kia Soul EV Set To Debut At LA Auto Show (10/20/2018) - Sales of gas version scheduled to kick off in Q2 of 2019, EV shortly after. We've seen spy photos of the next-generation Kia Soul a couple of times in the last few months and it's only natural that a debut is imminent. Our friends from The Korean Cars Blog report the ...read more
  • Construction Already Underway At Tesla Gigafactory 3 In China: Video (10/20/2018) - Here's your first view of the Tesla Gigafactory 3's physical location in Shanghai. Tesla enthusiasts already came upon the trail of the Tesla Gigafactory 3 location, announced just a few days ago in the Shanghai Lingang Equipment Industrial Zone in China. Here is the first video from the site. According to the ...read more