What we're about

People excited about the development of electric cars and other vehicles powered by electrons in the Las Vegas Valley.

Electric cars are nothing new, they have been part of US transportation technologies for over 100 years. If you think in terms of "What if", if you care about Sustainability and Green Initiatives, if you want your driving experience to connect with your life, if you can create something great from nothing, then you need to be here !

Group activities focus on educational awareness about electric car technologies, recharging station infrastructure, test drive experiences through local dealerships, and lots of fun!

The international Electric Auto Association has been spreading the word about electric cars for 50 years, since 1967, but gained more interest after a 1973-1974 OPEC oil embargo that created long gasoline lines at local gas stations due to refinery shortages: http://www.electricauto.org

Since then, the organization has grown to over 60 international chapters across the country, including the local Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association, that spun out of meetings between scientists at the Desert Research Institute during 1992: http://lasvegaseva.org

Before there was a Tesla Gigafactory in northern Nevada or a proposed Faraday Future factory in North Las Vegas, there was Lectra Motors. The electric car company produced over 1000 electric cars and trucks based on Datsun converted vehicle chassis at a factory on Valley View Drive in Las Vegas. The cars were converted by hand on an assembly line that ramped up to 60 electric vehicles a month from 1979-1982.

Many early members of the LVEVA also converted existing classic gasoline-powered cars to electric, including a 1965 Mustang Fastback, DeLorean DMC, Fiat Spyder, Pontiac Fiero, Mitsubishi Mighty Max trucks, and other lightweight vehicles that could also accept a lot of lead-acid battery cells.

Some members of the local LVEVA raced their garage-builty electric hot rods alongside gasoline-powered race cars at "The Strip" dragstrip within the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They sponsored events at LVMS during the late 1990s and early 2000s, as part of the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) annual circuit, that was affiliated with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA): http://nedra.com

After 25 years of active innovation, the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association continues to explore new EV technologies, as well as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) infrastructure like the "Nevada Electric Highway", in order to encourage the use of electric cars and other vehicles throughout the state.

Come join us and be part of an electric car revolution. Its fun, adventurous and exciting!

Upcoming events (1)

Next LVEVA Meeting at GreenFest 2019 in Downtown Summerlin on April 20th

The April 2019 meeting of the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association will be staged in conjunction with GreenFest 2019 at Downtown Summerlin on April 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM, where the LVEVA will have an exhibit booth in the Clean Energy Drive Zone: https://www.greenfestlv.com The electric car part of the event will also be staged in conjunction with the national Drive Electric Earth Day campaign led by the Electric Auto Association, Sierra Club and Plug-in America: https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1642 An electric car rally will be staged prior to the GreenFest 2019 event at 9:30 AM in the parking lot of Las Vegas Cyclery at: 10575 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147 Just before 10 AM, the electric cars will form into a caravan to drive together to Downtown Summerlin to kickoff the GreenFest 2019 celebration in honor of Earth Day. The address for the Downtown Summerlin shopping district is at: 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135 GreenFest 2019 is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Las Vegas valley, with over 100 exhibit booths, a Beer Garten, Kids Zone, live music, entertainment, food, and lots of family-friendly experiences. Come join the fun on Saturday, April 20th!

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