Welcome to the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

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    SEVA member and intrepid EV Road-tripper Lee Colleton snapped this photo while charging at Stevens Pass ski area after a long day of mountainous freeway driving in his electric Mitsubishi Miev.


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

  • We Visit Volkswagen’s Dresden Factory: Get Inside Scoop On EV Plans (9/23/2018) - A site so clean and unlike any we've ever seen before. Volkswagen's “Transparent Factory” located in the center of Dresden, Germany originally opened in 2002, and was responsible for manufacturing the Volkswagen Phaeton until March 2016. It then began a 13-month transformation that would see the Gläserne Manufaktur (Factory made of ...read more
  • Porsche Taycan Platform To Underpin Audi e-tron GT (9/23/2018) - Audi plans to reveal the previously announced electric Sport e-tron GT in 2020. Audi is on the move. After the already revealed Audi e-tron electric SUV, the Ingolstadt based carmaker is set to reveal the e-tron Sportsback and finally, the electric Sport e-tron GT sometime in 2020. While we previously knew ...read more
  • OP-ED: A Deep Dive Into Tesla’s Dominance in Electric Cars (9/23/2018) - Let's take a look at how Tesla leads the electric vehicle segment by leaps and bounds. I am a long-time follower of the progression of Tesla. I test drove the Tesla Model S several years ago and test drove the Tesla Model X over a year ago. I ordered the Tesla ...read more
  • Watch BMW i8 Race Porsche 996 Turbo, BMW M3 And Others (9/23/2018) - A rolling start race, giving us some rather interesting showdowns & results. In this video, we get to see an interesting set of races performed by a tuned BMW i8. While many races are done from a standing start, for this one, the organizers went with a bit more unusual rolling ...read more
  • Continental & MAN Present Concept Tire For Electric Trucks (9/23/2018) - EVs of the future will get proprietary tires The MAN CitE, unveiled at the 2018 IAA, was equipped with Conti e.MotionPro tires specifically designed for electric trucks under a joint project with Continental. According to Continental, temporarily electric vehicles can be fitted with conventional tires, but in the future, that will change. ...read more