Welcome to the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

  • Image of SEVA President Stephen Johnsen teaching an electric vehicle class at South Seattle Community College
    For many years SEVA members have taught electric vehicle technology courses at South Seattle Community College including a course where a gas car is converted to electric in just 6 days!


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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The Seattle Electric Vehicle Association actively participates in many car shows throughout the year.

Car Shows and “EVents” 2019!

  • 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.
  • Fri Apr 26: Bellevue Community College Earth Day 10Am-2PM.  Contact Jay Donnaway to sign up.
  • Sat May 5:  National Drive Electric Week Spring Car Show 9AM-3PM Triple XXX Burgers ~ 98 NE Gilman Blvd ~ Issaquah, WA 98207. Sign up  at National Drive Electric Week
  • Sun Jun 16: Burien Father’s Day  Car Show. 10AM-4PM.  Contact Grace Reamer to sign up.
  • Sat Jun 29: Greenwood Car Show 8 AM-4 PM (Contact Mark Schiller or sign up on-line at https://www.greenwoodcarshow.com/vehicle-registration
  • Sat Jul 27: Northwest Solar Festival at Shoreline Community College  10 AM-5PM. Contact Grace Reamer (gvreamer at gmail doht com) to sign up.
  • Sat Aug 31: Le May Merrimount Family Show  (Spanaway, WA.) Contact Lee Zurligen (leezurligan at gmail doht com) to sign up.
  • Sat September 14- Sun September 22: National Drive Electric Week. Venues TBD



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SEVA in the News:

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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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