• Image of a rare  GM EV 1 with SEVA President Stephen Johnsen
    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.

Who We Are

The Seattle Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA) is a non-profit organization serving the Puget Sound region in Washington State since 1979.

SEVA’s mission is to educate, demonstrate and proliferate the adoption of electric vehicles.  Membership is free and open to anyone interested in electric vehicles.  You do not have to own an electric vehicle to join.

SEVA is the second-largest chapter of the national Electric Auto Association, and SEVA encourages its members to join the EAA.



“Built it and they will come”. SEVA began in 1979 when the United States was in the throes of its third gas crises…[…read more…]


Each year, we award one of our members whose outstanding accomplishments have had significant and lasting contributions for electric vehicles above and beyond our community.  Read more about these outstanding individuals here.


Prior to 2014, SEVA maintained a Wiki Site. This site can be found here.


As a registered 501 (c) 3, the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association is required to have by laws that govern our organization.

Here are the SEVA By Laws governing SEVA.


SEVA’s Directory of Officers can be found here