Welcome to the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

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    Past SEVA President Stephen Johnsen (2014-2018) is shown here with a rare GM EV1 which he helped a small team from Western Washington University revive in 2007.

Welcome!

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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SEVA at 21 Acres Farm in Woodinville, WA

Car Shows and “EVents”: Fall 2018

  • 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..
  • Nov 10thAuburn Veteran’s Day Parade   11:00   E Street SE Auburn.   SEVA Members: Contact Lee Zurligen for more infor leezurligen  at gmail doht com 

 

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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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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.

 

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

  • Envision Solar earns European patent for EV ARC portable solar charging station (11/15/2018) - San Diego-based Envision Solar has announced that the European Patent Office has approved a patent for the company's EV ARC product line. Envision recently announced the issuance of a Chinese patent for its EV ARC product and a US patent for its Transformer ARC product. The company's EV-Standard and UAV ARC ...read more
  • Tesla, GM and Nissan advocate for extending the federal EV tax credit (11/15/2018) - The federal EV tax credit is something of a blunt instrument, but there's little doubt that it has encouraged a substantial number of EV purchases. The future of the $7,500 tax credit is uncertain. Recently, one Republican senator introduced a bill to expand the credit, and another introduced a bill ...read more
  • Orion Engineered Carbons acquires French manufacturer of acetylene carbon black (11/15/2018) - Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC), a supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, has agreed to acquire the French firm Société du Noir d'Acétylène de l'Aubette (which we'll just call SN2A), a manufacturer of acetylene carbon black. Acetylene black is an ultra-pure specialty carbon black distinguished by its high electrical and ...read more
  • Audi Q2 E-Tron Spied (11/15/2018) - Probably not coming to U.S. The Audi e-tron SUV just made its official debut in September and the automaker will follow that shortly with the reveal of its e-tron GT sedan at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. With a pipeline product promising 12 all-electric vehicles by 2025, it's probably no ...read more
  • China’s New Rules Will Punish Automakers Who Don’t Meet Electric Quota (11/15/2018) - Manufacturers need to comply with quotas in 2019. China has skipped its 8% New Energy Vehicle (NEV) credits quotas, but in 2019 and 2020 it will require all manufacturers that produce and sell more than 30,000 cars annually to get respectively 10% and 12% in New Energy Vehicle credits. The new requirements ...read more