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.
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.
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.
Sign up for the OEVA list.
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.
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
(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
It is with great excitement that we announce that KAIA, the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association is now a part of KAM. The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers represents ALL manufacturing sectors and leadership for KAM & KAIA are excited to be joined. In the coming year, you’ll have the opportunity to get engaged in some of the new things we’ve been working on.
KAM is GROWING. We’re adding new members, benefits, services, event dates, networking opportunities, educational opportunities, partnerships and more. We couldn’t be more proud to serve you.
Here in the Commonwealth, we employ 95,000 hardworking men and women in the automotive industry, 38% of all Kentucky manufacturing workers, and slightly better than 10% of total U.S. autoworkers. Approximately two-thirds of all our counties have an auto-related employer and we exported nearly $5.5 billion in motor vehicles and parts, accounting for nearly one-sixth of all Kentucky exports.
We LOVE our cars. We employ a LOT of great people to make them. The money we earn making and selling them provides a better life for a great many of our citizens. Cars bring us together. KAM is PROUD to officially represent the automotive manufacturing sector in Kentucky.
For more information about KAM and the benefits we offer, please visit www.kam.us.com. We look forward to representing the automotive industry in the years to come.
The 2020 AAMVA Region 1
Conference scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island, has been
cancelled due to health and safety concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and
travel bans being imposed by many entities that traditionally participate in
the event. Individuals do not need to take any action to cancel event
registration and AAMVA will automatically process a refund of any paid
registration fee. Attendees will need to cancel their own hotel and travel
reservations. You can call the Hilton Providence directly at 888.225.9664. For
questions, please contact Patrice Aasmo (571.435.2861), Samara Fetner (703.254.7020)
Visit our homepage to view all event cancellations and
Alert: TSA Grants Temporary Exemption for Security Threat Assessments for
The United States
Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) has granted a temporary exemption from requirements regarding the expiration of TSA security threat assessments for Hazardous
Material Endorsement (HME) holders (49 CFR 1572). For the duration of this exemption, a state may grant an extension of up to 180 days for an HME that
expired or would otherwise expire between March 1, 2020 and the end date of this exemption (currently through July 31, 2020), even if the individual was unable to initiate or complete the required security threat assessment before
the expiration date. If the state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her security threat
assessment for an HME no later than 60 days before the end of the stategranted
extension. Read more here.
NMVTIS Online Inquires and Batch Updates
AAMVA is very pleased to
announce California has completed their NMVTIS implementation and is now
conducting online inquiries and will continue to provide batch updates in
NMVTIS. California is now fully participating in NMVTIS. This is a significant
achievement. Congratulations, California! For more information about NMVTIS
requirements, please contact Tom Manuel, Senior Program Manager.
AAMVA is pleased to welcome the following
organizations to our Associate Membership Program. Follow the links below to
learn more about each organization:
Drivers Association (OOIDA) – https://www.ooida.com/
Click here to view consolidated information
and see how motor vehicle administrations are handling driver licensing and
vehicle registration. This document will be updated with the most current
information on our homepage.
Motor Vehicle Industry
Response on COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the
World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, a novel (new)
coronavirus, to be a global pandemic. This is a rapidly-evolving
pandemic, and though early data suggested people above the age of 60
and/or with underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease, or
lung disease) were considered to be most at risk, recent data has shown 40% of hospitalized
patients were between the ages of 20 and 54. By March 13, COVID-19 was
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Toyota’s paint-peeling problem to be covered under ‘unprecedented’ extended warranty for certain models
Yvonne Colbert – CBC News | February 13, 2020
Toyota has announced details of a plan to fix vehicles with peeling white paint, a problem that has plagued the automaker for years.Toyota… said its “warranty enhancement program” will cover several models of vehicles with blizzard pearl or super white paint manufactured as far back as 2008. Read More
APA at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show Press Day
Ron Corbett – APA | February 13, 2020
The Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto is the largest event in the Canadian car show season, with around 350,000 people expected to pass through the turnstiles by the time the show ends. Read More
Lorraine Explains: Are modern car shows irrelevant?
Lorraine Sommerfeld – Driving.ca | January 20, 2020
…As Ron Corbett with the Automobile Protection Association so succinctly puts it, “they are consumer shows first and while they can be useful PR venues, the consumer aspect of the shows is paramount and ignoring that many cheque-waving potential buyers seems foolhardy.” Read More
APA at the 2020 Salon de L’Auto de Montreal Press Day
Ron Corbett – APA | January 16, 2020
The 2020 Salon de l’Auto de Montreal is the 77th edition of the show, ran from January 17th to the 26th at the Palais de Congres in Montreal. Read More
Remembering Paul Babarik
January 21, 2020
Long-time APA member and retired Concordia University Professor Paul Babarik passed away this month, age 90. Read More
APA at the 2020 AJAC Test Fest
Ron Corbett – APA | November 14, 2019
The Auto Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) car of the year TestFest took place at Mosport Raceway, in Ontario, on October 29th and 30th, 2019. Read More
Your car-loan payment may be way too high. Here’s what’s happening
Erica Alini – Global News | October 26, 2019
Behind the gargantuan loans are ever longer auto loans, early trade-ins, and negative equity, an issue that’s been long known to insiders but remains poorly understood by many consumers, according to Iny… Read More
Are used parts OK in insurance claims?
Ross McLaughlin – CTV Vancouver | September 10, 2019
The engine… seized 15 minutes after getting an oil change at a Mr. Lube in Richmond.. Read More
If the car dealer starts calling you a VIP, be wary
Lorraine Sommerfeld – driving.ca | September 9, 2019
Dealerships offering “pull-ahead” schemes want your car for the same reasons you shouldn’t sell it to them… Read More
Consumer advocate wants Toyota to compensate owners hurt by parts shortage
Welcome to the Airport Ground Transportation Association!
We are a trade association for ground transportation operators, airport authorities, and industry suppliers dedicated to the
continuous improvement of airport ground transportation services for the traveling public.
Thank you Nashville!
The AGTA puts you on the path to success!
2020 Spring Conference: Funding Future Airport Development Evaluating the Financial Obligation of Airport Ground Transportation