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The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) is a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts. We promote electric vehicle education and encourage their safe construction and use.
We are part of the Multnomah Hot Rod Council and a chapter of the Electric Auto Association.


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Our Meetings


Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.


For 2019 we are holding the Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, and Dec meetings at the World Trade Center, with the meeting location and catering generously provided by Forth. Member EVs can park in the covered outdoor plaza off of SW 1st Ave north of SW Salmon St., Portland, OR. The meeting will be held in one of the meeting rooms.


All other months our meetings will be held at the Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. Closest parking is in the lot off 31st street. Enter the east hall (to the right). Room 30 is the first room on your right.


  • 6:30pm – 7pm, Board Meeting
  • 7pm – 7:30, Socializing, Car show and tell
  • 7:30 – 9pm, Meeting

No charging is available at the Multnomah Arts Center.




Membership

OEVA membership is $20 per year. Additional donations are also accepted. To subscribe or renew, send a check payable to OEVA along with the Membership form.


E-Mail Announcements List


Sign up! Our meeting reminders and newsletter announcements are
delivered on the OEVA e-mail list. Subscription is free.
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A online archive
of this e-mail list also exists.


You may want to check out the fully searchable international
EV Discussion List (EVDL) too.




Oregon High Schools

Gladstone Electric Vehicle Organization S10 Conversion Project

Oregon Electric Vehicles

Oregonian, 1915: Driving Electric on the Columbia Highway

Driving Oregon’s Future – a video from Portland General Electric.

EV Myths

THINK’s Ten Myths About Electric Cars


Powerpoint and PDF Presentations

Gary Graunke wrote an Op-Ed for Ruralite magazine (PDF) dated Feb 2017.

OEVA member Gary Graunke gave an Electric Vehicle Update
(PPT)
(PDF) presentation at
SolWest on July 28, 2013 (An Excel spreadsheet compares the ownership cost of a Leaf vs a Versa).

Jana Gastellum of Oregon Environmental Council gave a presentation on the Oregon Clean Fuels Program on January 10, 2013.

Rick Durst of PGE gave an update on EV Infrastructure in Oregon from January 12, 2012.

THINK presentation from March 11, 2010.

EV Update presentation from March 12, 2010.


Interview of OEVA members

OEVA member Gary Graunke is interviewed on King 5 television in Seattle about Oregons Gas Tax replacement plans. Watch online here or download the MP4 file (43Mb). Skip to 3:43

Apr
6

Oregon Bicycle Laws – BikePortland.org

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) Pertaining to Bicycles

814.400: Application of vehicle laws to bicycles
814.405: Status of electric assisted bicycle
814.410: Unsafe operation of bicycle on sidewalk; penalty
814.420: Failure to use bicycle lane or path; exceptions; penalty
814.430: Improper use of lanes; exceptions; penalty
814.440: Failure to signal turn; exceptions; penalty
814.450: Unlawful load on bicycle; penalty
814.460: Unlawful passengers on bicycle; penalty
814.470: Failure to use bicycle seat; penalty
814.480: Nonmotorized vehicle clinging to another vehicle; penalty
814.484: Meaning of “bicycle” and “operating or riding on a highway”
814.485: Failure to wear protective headgear; penalty
814.486: Endangering bicycle operator or passenger; penalty
814.487: Exemptions from protective headgear requirements
814.488: Citations; exemption from requirement to pay fine
814.489: Use of evidence of lack of protective headgear on bicyclist

814.400 Application of vehicle laws to bicycles.

(1) Every person riding a bicycle upon a public way is subject to the provisions applicable to and has the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle concerning operating on highways, vehicle equipment and abandoned vehicles, except:

    (a) Those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.
    (b) When otherwise specifically provided under the vehicle code.

(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section:

    (a) A bicycle is a vehicle for purposes of the vehicle code; and
    (b) When the term “vehicle” is used the term shall be deemed to be applicable to bicycles.

(3) The provisions of the vehicle code relating to the operation of bicycles do not relieve a bicyclist or motorist from the duty to exercise due care. [1983 c.338 §697; 1985 c.16 §335]

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814.405: Status of electric assisted bicycle.

An electric assisted bicycle shall be considered a bicycle, rather than a motor vehicle, for purposes of the Oregon Vehicle Code, except when otherwise specifically provided by statute. [1997 c.400 §4]

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814.410: Unsafe operation of bicycle on sidewalk; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of unsafe operation of a bicycle on a sidewalk if the person does any of the following

    (a) Operates the bicycle so as to suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and move into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
    (b) Operates a bicycle upon a sidewalk and does not give an audible warning before overtaking and passing a pedestrian and does not yield the right of way to all pedestrians on the sidewalk.
    (c) Operates a bicycle on a sidewalk in a careless manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property.
    (d) Operates the bicycle at a speed greater than an ordinary walk when approaching or entering a crosswalk, approaching or crossing a driveway or crossing a curb cut or pedestrian ramp and a motor vehicle is approaching the crosswalk, driveway, curb cut or pedestrian ramp. This paragraph does not require reduced speeds for bicycles at places on sidewalks or other pedestrian ways other
Apr
4

Bicycle Clothing At Its Best–and Our Bicycle Clothing Is MADE IN OREGON!

 


Bicycle Clothing is the Most Critical of All Bicycle Accessories!




Bicycle clothing is what makes or breaks the bicycling experience. It determines if you’re comfortable while riding, and therefore happy! Your bicycle clothing keeps you warm, dry, well padded, and safe.

We have cycling apparel that breathes, keeps you dry, has Velcro for convenience, and 3M-brand reflective elements for safety. We have bike shorts that have padding where it’s most critical, and bicycle jerseys and other garments that have extra room where it’s needed most. We designed our bicycle clothing thoughtfully; and we take bicycling, bicycle clothing and bicycle accessories very seriously. We make sure that the clothes are perfectly optimized for comfort and function, taking into consideration fit, padding, dryness, breathability, and safety. We make sure that our cycling apparel is perfect for ourselves, and only then will we sell it to you, our customer.

Oregon, with its four seasons, is the perfect testing environment for bicycle clothing of all types. And we not only make the best bicycle clothing around, we also do custom orders! Our site’s aim isn’t merely to wish you happy biking, but to help you make that wish come true! !

Click on any of the cycling apparel pictures you see to the right, or use the menus to access the product information pages.

If you’re looking for any of the following, this is the site for you: bicycle clothing closeouts, bicycle jerseys, bicycle patrol uniform, bicycle rain cape, bicycle rain gear, bicycle shorts, bike shorts, breathable rainsuit, Cordura jackets, cycling jackets, cycling shorts, discounted cycling clothes, helmet cover, Lycra shorts, mountain bike jerseys, mountain biking apparel, police apparel, police bicycle gear, police rainwear, rain gear, rain jackets, rain wear, rainwear, ranger jacket, road bicycle accessories, street bike accessories, waterproof jackets, waterproof leggings, waterproof pants, wholesale jerseys, wind jacket, wind pants, womens rain jackets. We have backpacking shorts, clothes made with breathable nylon or Lycra or Supplex or Taslan or Wickaway, our Coolmax jersey, fire patrol clothing, leg bands, Velcro features, park ranger jackets, unisex clothing, and even custom clothing and clothes for any type of patrol officer.

“Choose technical garb that can pass as street wear, such as Jackson & Gibbens Touring shorts.”

—National Geographic Adventure Magazine: “The Essentials, No. 4, Bike Touring” by Robert Earle Howells, September 2003, page 26.

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Apr
2

Portland Oregon bicycle news, events, culture, and opinion.

Joe Bike

By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 1st, 2020 at 4:52 pm

A machine operator at Chris King Precision Components, one of Portland’s many small bike businesses.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A three-part series written by Rebecca Small and Shawn Small

Uncertainty is hardly a new sensation for small business owners. Throw in a pandemic, a statewide lockdown, and implosion of the national economy and our local entrepreneurs find themselves facing previously unknown levels of apprehension and sleepless nights. Lately it may seem like there are a million possible wrong choices.

Every one of the nearly 100 different bike-related business in Portland, from the biggest bike shop in town to a self-employed bike fitter, falls into the category of a “small business” – by definition, a company with fewer than 500 people. Most are much smaller: 9 out of 10 businesses in Oregon have fewer than 20 employees. Despite their size, they employ 55% of the state’s workers. They are critical economic engines of our community.[Read more…]

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By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 1st, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Biketown station on North Williams Ave.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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By Sam Balto (Contributor) on March 31st, 2020 at 2:30 pm

A family leaves for a ride in Sellwood.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The coronavirus has changed our lives forever. From here on out, we will think of life before coronavirus, and after. While these are very scary times, we are seeing some positive things appear. With calmer streets and less people driving, there’s been a surge of children and families riding bikes together.

If you’re one of them, it might be a good time to do a practice run to school (if you don’t bike there already).

As a Physical Education teacher at a K-8 school in north Portland I see daily the impacts physical activity — or lack thereof — has on my students’ well-being. In PE class we work to give children the skills they need to be a physically literate person. We are building students’ competence and confidence so they can live a healthy life.

I tell my students that doctors have studied why being physically active is important for children. The closer children are to the 60 minutes of physical activity recommended by the Center for Disease Control, I tell them, the better health outcomes they’ll see. Children who are more active do better in school, get in less trouble, have better relationships with friends, get sick less and live longer lives.
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By Becky Jo (Columnist) on March 31st, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Adult and child’s bike on grass

Spring bike rides with Miata and the mini-me’s bike yet to be named (photos by Becky Jo)

When I started this car-free adventure at the beginning of winter, I thought for sure my bike was