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.

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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Car Shows and “EVents”: November-December 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..
  • Tuesday, December 11thANNUAL 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.

 

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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

  • IONITY Has 32 Fast-Charge Stations: Bjorn Checks Out First In Norway (12/10/2018) - IONITY will place 400 DC fast charging stations in Europe The IONITY ultra-fast charging network is expanding fast in Europe and as of December 8, there were already 32 stations ready, while another 48 are under construction or in the paperwork phase. In late September, just 10 stations were open. According to ...read more
  • Chevy Volt Was A Huge Success In Certain Areas Of U.S. (12/10/2018) - Volt was Chevrolet's ace in some ZIP codes, which are now dominated by Tesla. According to an interesting article about the Chevrolet Volt from the Los Angeles perspective, maybe the Volt is scheduled for its end because of its general sales result (as well low sales for its sibling the Chevrolet ...read more
  • Almost 5,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold In UK In November (12/10/2018) - Market share was maintained at 3% As expected, the plug-in electric car market in the UK was affected by lower incentives and withdrawal of some plug-in hybrids models (not certified to WLTP requirements). Overall, plug-in sales increased but by only 16.3% to 4,855 as the PHEVs barely noted an increase: 1,414 BEVs ...read more
  • Electric cars could spell end of front-wheel drive, VW exec says (12/10/2018) - First it was Tesla, now Volkswagen. Ever since British designer and engineer Alec Issigonis developed the original Mini Cooper for 1959, front-wheel-drive vehicles have been consolidating their hegemony on the car market. Volkswagen itself was one of the main champions of front-wheel drive when it switched from the rear-wheel-drive Beetle ...read more
  • Electric cars could spell end of front-wheel drive, VW exec says (12/10/2018) - First it was Tesla, now Volkswagen. Ever since British designer and engineer Alec Issigonis developed the original Mini Cooper for 1959, front-wheel-drive vehicles have been consolidating their hegemony on the car market. Volkswagen itself was one of the main champions of front-wheel drive when it switched from the rear-wheel-drive Beetle ...read more