Electric Vehicle Showcase – September 30, 2023 (Canceled)

In support of Barks for Beers

We’re happy to share Barks for Beers, a fundraiser for Divine Canines!

Please join us in supporting the organization.

It is a perfect opportunity to get out for some day trips in our EVs, visit our local breweries and support an organization that coordinates more than 140 active dog-handler teams who visit scores of partner sites and special events throughout Central Texas with free therapy dog services.

From now to May 31, you can visit 30 amazing craft breweries. Purchase the 2023 Divine Canines pint glass and Pawsport for $30+ tax at any participating brewery. The Pawsport entitles you to one pour at each brewery listed on their site. We ask you to please drink responsibly and tip the taproom staff! Our friends who pour the beers are a key part of the event, and we want to keep them happy!

Cara and I will be out visiting the breweries over the next few weeks. One of our dogs is a retired DC but he still loves his brew pub patios! If you see me with my AustinEV hat, stop and say ‘Hi’ or join us. I’ll have some AustinEV and EVA swag to share.

Full details on Barks for Beers: https://divinecanines.org/barksforbeers/

Follow Divine Canines on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/divinecaninestexas or Instagram https://instagram.com/barksforbeers to find out how to register your Pawsport for special prizes, including a fun Instagram Bingo contest. If you tag AustinEV as well, we’ll choose a few for some AustinEV prizes!

Thanks, have fun and I hope to see you!

Aaron Choate

SXSW | Revving up the Transition to Electric Vehicles

Elaine Borseth, EVA President, will participate in a discussion about how fast the automotive industry is moving to meet consumer demand for EVs. Joining her in this panel discussion is Chay English, Policy Strategist/Managing Counsel at Ford Motor Co. and Katherine Garcia, Dir. of the Clean Transportation for All Campaign at Sierra Club. The Fast Company Grill discussion takes place on Monday, March 13th at 2 pm Central. Make sure to register for the event or follow the discussion on social media: Twitter, TikTok, IG, LinkedIn. #FCGrill and @FastCompany.

AustinEV welcomes Elaine Borseth

Elaine Borseth, the Electric Vehicle Association’s President, and EV road trip enthusiast will be in town to participate in SXSW | Revving up the Transition to Electric Vehicles and we’re having a meetup to greet her to Austin on Sunday the 12th at 6pm.

We have a table for 20 reserved so we’ll be limiting RSVPs for this meetup.

If you would like to join us, please RSVP here:


AustinEV and EV Live

GM is starting an effort to highlight its EV Live EV education initiative to the public and to its dealers and a few of us from AustinEV were able to attend their inaugural presentation. This online platform, which was launched in the summer of 2022, lets you connect over the internet to a live specialist in a real studio in Michigan to learn more about the EV ecosystem and EV 101 topics in general. The studio has many examples of the vehicles and supporting equipment customers may be curious about such as the range of charging stations and a display of the battery pack that shows how it is incorporated into the structure of their vehicle. The space also allows GM can do remote training for dealers or specialized presentations to groups interested in implementing their emerging e-crate performance EV components.

If you want to explore, you can access the site here:


KVUE did a Boomtown segment on the event which you can access here:

EV Live answers questions consumers have about electric vehicles

AustinEV on the EV provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act

Aaron was interviewed by the Texas Standard about the Tax credits that were part of the Inflation Reduction Act.

You can listen to the segment here:

Since this segment was recorded, the IRS issued guidance that the new rules related to battery and materials sourcing will go into effect in March 2023 when they will issue additional guidance on how they will be collecting the data necessary to implement those requirements. The Electric Vehicle Association Policy Team is tracking this topic and you can read more from them in IRA incentives explained:


AustinEV at Pistons in the Park Feb 2023

Join us as we show off our EVs at this monthly car meet.

We usually arrive around 7am so we can park near each other. Look for the EVA flag and join us!

If you want to let us know you’re coming, you can RSVP here:


AustinEV at the 2022 Electrify Expo and EVA Membership Drive

Thanks to the organizers of the Electrify Expo, AustinEV will have a booth at the show this weekend!  Come visit us if you are attending!  We’ll have some AustinEV and EVA window clings and lapel pins you can grab if you want them.  We’d just love to get a chance to say hi – it has been a while since we’ve all seen each other in person.

Learn more about the show at their site – here:


Fri – Nov 11: Industry Day 8am-5pm

Sat- Nov 12 : 10am-5pm

Sun- Nov 13: 10am-5pm

Want to volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer to help staff the booth, please let me know ASAP.  We’re looking for 4-6 people who are willing to work a 3 hour shift.  Let me know whether you are available Saturday or Sunday and also morning or afternoon when you email me (achoate@gmail.com).  We should have exhibitor badges for these people so you should be able to spend the remainder of that day checking things out if you would like.

Membership Drive

The EVA is running a membership drive and I hope you will consider joining the EVA and supporting the Austin chapter when you do.  There are options for a basic membership, family memberships and business members.  Your membership helps the organization provide the things we rely on at the national level to run our chapter and now a portion of your dues will go into a fund to support our local efforts as well.

You can join the EVA at myeva.org/join and select Austin as your chapter to support us.

Need incentive?

We have two giveaways:

Electrify Expo has given us 6 general admission passes to the Expo this weekend.  If you are an EVA member registered to support the Austin chapter by 5pm Wednesday 11/9, we’ll automatically add you to the list that we use to do a drawing on the evening of the 9th for 3 pairs of codes to register for general admission tickets on either Saturday or Sunday.  If you are an EVA member that supports another chapter but are planning to be in town, feel free to reach out to me by 5pm Wednesday and I’ll add you to the drawing.

Aptera reservation codes:

Aptera is supporting the EVA by offering free reservation codes to our chapters to give away.  If you are interested in getting on the Aptera reservation list, we have two codes to offer to our members.  We’ll be doing a drawing for these codes at the conclusion of the membership drive at the end of November.  If you are a member of the EVA by Nov 30 and you support the Austin chapter, email me with your interest and I will add you to the drawing.  We have two codes to give away.  If you are an EVA member that supports another chapter, please reach out to your chapter leadership to inquire about the opportunity with them.  Each chapter has received two codes.

AustinEV at Pistons at the Park

We had fun at the car show on November 6, 2022!

Thanks to Chris and Theresa for sending out the invite! We had fun talking with Ben from Heart of Texas EVA, Ken and Heidi from our chapter, and James from Flash Drive Motors too!

Moment Motors Tour and Happy hour at Last Stand Brewery

August 3, 2022 (4-6)

Come join us to tour a local custom EV shop, Moment Motors, and then hang out and chat about EVs at the conveniently located Last Stand Brewery.

Arrive at 4:00 PM

4:15 – 5:30 – Marc Davis will give an introduction about what they do and stage a tour that takes everyone through the process – plenty of opportunities to ask questions along the way etc.

5:30 – head over to Last Stand Brewery
https://www.laststandbrewing.com/ for happy hour

RSVP here: [https://www.meetup.com/austinevs/events/287151970/]