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 (  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 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 for happy hour

RSVP here: []

Southpark Meadows Charger Gathering

The Tesla Owners group is organizing a Super Charger Ribbon Cutting at Southpark Meadows on Sunday, 6/19 from 11am to 1pm.

(gather at 11 and ribbon cutting and photo at noon)

This set of superchargers happens to be accompanied by a ChargePoint charger installation so we’re partnering to get the word out. Bring out ANY EV to the event. Please join with any EV you want to bring.

It’s a great opportunity to show all the options people have to drive electric!

You can share your plan to be there on our Meetup group.

They are also suggesting an optional donation collection event for Dell Children’s Hospital.

If you would like to donate please bring new/unopened 1:64 Scale Hot Wheels R/C Cybertruck(s) plus 4 AA batteries for each. 1:64 R/C Cybertruck available on Amazon, Target, etc. Donor’s acknowledgment form will be provided along with an internal good feeling!

AustinEV at the EV Expo

AustinEV will have a small presence at the Electrify Expo being held at COTA Nov 12-14 and they have offered our members a discount for the 13th and 14th.

The 12th is an industry day with panel discussions and the 13th and 14th are general admission demo days.

More information and the full agenda can be found here:

Please use discount code EE25 to receive a discount on general admission for Sat and Sunday show tickets.

Event Report – National Drive Electric Week 2021

It was hard to decide to go virtual with our event for a second year in a row, but the Austin community was incredibly supportive.  We programmed a series of one-hour virtual sessions on topics affecting Austin, TX local EV adoption.

We were joined by:

  • Joseph Barletta of Smart Charge America as he talked about what charging infrastructure we’ll need here in Texas to keep up with demand.
  • Kevin Karrafa from Austin EV Only as he shared his progress digging into the EV conversion scene here in Austin, TX.
  • Laura Morrison with TxETRA, who shared about the South Central Texas Electric Transportation Compact and the group’s work across sectors to reduce emissions in transportation through electrification.
  • Michelle Anselment from the San Antonio and Austin Tesla Owners clubs talking about Tesla Solar installations, how they fully power their cars and houses from the sun, and how they were able to rely on their solar power to get through the Texas Snowmageddon.
    -and finally-
  • Amy Atchley and Bobby Godsey with the Austin Energy EV Team to share about the latest news on electric vehicles in Austin and beyond.

We had a great year and we recorded it all!

Public EV Charging Infrastructure, how much will Texas need?
DIY perspectives on EV conversions
Partnering across sectors to clean south-central texas’ air
All in! Powering your electric car and house with Tesla Solar
Electric lunch with the Austin Energy EV team

Drive Electric Week 2021 – ATX Virtual Sessions

Join us virtually in Austin to celebrate Drive Electric Week from September 25 – October 3, 2021.   

We will schedule several sessions highlighting what Austinites are doing to support the transition to electric transportation.

Current Agenda:

9/28 @ noon — Public EV Charging Infrastructure, how much will Texas need?
[RSVP for this session here]

9/29 @ noon — DIY perspectives on EV conversions
[RSVP for this session here]

9/30 @ noon — Partnering across sectors to clean south-central texas’ air
[RSVP for this session here]

9/30 @ 7pm — All in! Powering your electric car and house with Tesla Solar
[RSVP for this session here]

10/1 @ noon — Electric lunch with the Austin Energy EV team
[RSVP for this session here]

These sessions are a part of AustinEV’s participation in Drive Electric Week.
Please register for the event here for a chance to win the $250 gift card and share what EV you drive!

All EVs and EV enthusiasts welcome!

AustinEV at the ALTNRGShow

AustinEV will be showing a selection of our vehicles at the ALT NRG show June 12-13 in the Palmer Event Center.

You can expect to see:

  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
  • Solar Panels and Batteries
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Energy Efficient Products
  • ECO-Friendly Companies


Palmer Event Center
900 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

Grab a ticket discount!

The show coordinators have provided us with a discount code for a limited number of one-day registrations at $4.20. To grab one, go to the ticket site:

and use the discount code ALTEV when you check out.

Drop by and chat if you come.

More about the show:

AustinEV count 2021

We hope we’ve come up with a fun way to celebrate Earth Day and the progress electric vehicles have made here in Austin together but apart.

A wild EV count.

From now to the end of April we’ll be grabbing photos of any electric vehicles we find, (getting permission from the owner), and sharing them. We hope you will too.

Get outside, enjoy your day, our amazing city and our green spaces. If you see an electric vehicle in the wild, snap a photo and share it with us on your favorite platform. We’re hoping you will share your scooters, your bikes, your onewheel, and your cars – anything that drives electric. Bonus if you’re out celebrating our environment, at a trailhead, getting set to bike a trail or taking the pups out for a hike.

We’ll be monitoring instagram, facebook and twitter for your publicly shared posts tagged with #AustinEVcount2021. It doesn’t have to be yours to participate, but if it is not, please try and get permission to share it.

Let’s see how many (not so)rare electric vehicles we can find in the Austin area!

This should be fun all on its own, but we’ll also be choosing a few of you to receive some of the EV swag we’ve been collecting as a thank you for sharing. We’ll be keeping track of who shares photos and choose a group randomly at the end of the month to receive some fun electric vehicle-focused merch.

AustinEV Open Garage March 2021

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, March 18 from 12-1 CST as we gather to hear about the electric transport-related projects that we’re all working on.

If you have a project you would like to share or get feedback on, be prepared to give a brief overview and give an update if this is something you have been working on for a while.

Please RSVP on our Meetup event to receive the connection details.