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!
- 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..
- Tuesday, December 11th: ANNUAL SEVA WINTER HOLIDAY PARTY! This year the party will be at our usual meeting place at the Church of the Nazarene, 4401 2nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 (Wallingford- right behind Dick’s Burgers) Pot luck, last names A-M bring a main dish , N-Z bring a side dish or desert.
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…]
SEVA in the News:
On August 7, 2018, SEVA Members joined Governor Jay Inslee and local dignitaries to open the first DC Fast Charger that was funded with monies from the EV Registration fees paid by Washington State drivers. This money was leveraged 4:1 with private sector investment, and provides both needed additional capacity and some redundancy to bolster the small number of existing DC Fast chargers around Tacoma.
On March 28, 2018, SEVA President Emeritus Steve Lough was interviewed by King 5 about Washington State’s Pay-By-Mile Pilot Program and how that might negatively or positivELY affect the electric vehicles owners.
- On 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.
FEDERAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE TAX INCENTIVES For 2019
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.|
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.
EV News Headlines
- Alejandro Agag Is The Elon Musk Of Motorsports (12/14/2018) - Musk is revolutionizing road cars. Agag is electrifying motorsports. Alejandro Agag stands side-by-side next to Elon Musk as an EV visionary. The similarities between the two men are uncanny and it's only a matter of time before Agag, like Musk, becomes an international celebrity and household name. It's hard to remember ...read more
- Hyundai Kona Electric Gets Shockingly Low Price Tag In US (12/14/2018) - This should really juice demand! The Hyundai Kona Electric has been long awaited in the U.S. But, when it arrives here early next year, we now know how much it will cost: $36,450. If we subtract the $7,500 federal tax credit from that, we're looking at a mere $28,950. Then, there ...read more
- Watch Tesla Model S 75D Race Kia Stinger GT S (12/14/2018) - Which gets stung? The Kia Stinger GT, or GT S in the UK, is the hottest version of the brand's gran turismo. It has had tons of praise heaped upon it since it arrived on the scene earlier this year. Top Gear recently noticed that this 3.3-liter twin-turbo variant boasts performance ...read more
- Porsche Turns To MAN For Electric Heavy-Duty Delivery Trucks (12/14/2018) - Even Porsche sees the need for and all-electric, emissions-free truck. A recent press release from Porsche divulges that a “virtually silent” commercial-grade, 32-ton electric truck is on the way for early 2019. According to Porsche, it has commissioned the all-electric MAN eTGM for the initial purpose of logistics at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen ...read more
- Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today’s Car News (12/14/2018) - Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars ...read more