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!
Upcoming Car Shows and “EVents”
We LOVE car shows and participate in many during any given year. We also display at other local festivals as well when invited!
Shows are great places to come out and learn about electric vehicles of all types. Our members are happy to talk about their vehicles, whether home-done conversions or product in vehicles. Come on by!
- August 26th: West Seattle Car Show (Seattle, WA) South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW in the NORTH Parking Lot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Also August 26th: Space Elevator Family Science Fest (Seattle, WA) The Museum of Flight 9404 East Marginal Way S. Seattle, WA 98108 10am-3pm
- September 9th : Sustainable Ballard Festival (Seattle, WA: Ballard Commons Park ) As in years past, SEVA will have some cars present at this neighborhood mini-Green festival!
- September 24th: 21 Acres Center For Local Food Harvest and”Get Squashed” Festival 13701 NE 171 St, Woodinville, WA 10am-4pm.
- September 30th Salmon Days (Issaquah, WA) Contact SEVA Secretary Kevin Boze to sign up.
SEVA in the News
On Sunday, June 18, 2017, The Seattle Times AUTO Section featured a lengthy article called “Batteries Included! Seattle Electric Vehicle Assocation Leads the Charge” (by Tom Voelk) about SEVA’s 37-year history promoting electric vehicles in the Puget Sound Region. Thank you, Tom, and Seattle Times! Click here to read article.
EV News Headlines
- Could The Tesla Semi Disrupt The Trucking Industry? (10/17/2017) - If Tesla can overcome some significant obstacles and successfully pull off the pure-electric Tesla Semi, it could be industry changing. The if is BOLD here for many good reasons. Where will Tesla manufacture these monstrosities, and at what pace? What happens if there are delays to production and companies are ...read more
- Panasonic Increases Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Production in Japan (10/16/2017) - Panasonic has announced it will start production of automotive lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, which so far had been producing only LCD panels. The reason for launching the new production site in Japan, and increasing overall capacity, is the growing demand the company is now seeing... ...read more
- Piquet Had “Too Many Doubts” To Stay With NextEV (10/16/2017) - Nelson Piquet Jr has revealed “too many doubts” over the NextEV/NIO team were the catalyst for his desire to switch to Jaguar in Formula E. The inaugural FE drivers' champion has joined Jaguar after three seasons with the thrice-rebranded Team China Racing/NextEV/NIO entry. Piquet had a contract to drive for... ...read more
- Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts, 80% Cost Reduction Possible (10/16/2017) - But is it really worth its salt? When it comes to electric vehicles, lithium ion batteries are the only game in town. But that doesn't mean other sorts of chemistries aren't vying for a piece of the action. Lithium air batteries, lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries, and the “asphalt” battery we ...read more
- Poland Will Become Home To Europe’s Largest Battery Factory Next Year – Courtesy Of LG Chem (10/16/2017) - Polish state agency ARP confirmed LG Chem will launch the largest electric vehicle battery factory for Europe in 2018. The factory will be scaled to produce enough cells for 100,000 battery packs (of undisclosed sizes), which means no less than several GWh annually. The factory will employ 2,500 people. Currently,... ...read more