Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA)

Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA)

DEVA advocates for electric vehicle adoption and supports the development of EV infrastructure regionally. DEVA is a special kind of car club made up of electric vehicle owners, prospective owners, and enthusiasts from the Davis and Sacramento area. DEVA is a working group of Cool Davis and an affiliated sub-group of the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association (SacEV), a chapter of the national non-profit Electric Auto Association.

DEVA meets online the 2nd Wed every other month in Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.


For more information or to be added to the EV mailing list, send inquiries to deva@cooldavis.org.

DEVA held their very first meeting hosted by members of SacEv and Cool Davis, Sunday, August 27, 2017, where over 24 members gathered to share stories and enthusiasm for alternative fuel vehicles.

DEVA member Katrina Sutton shared her excitement for her 2011 Chevy Volt and DEVA membership. “I can do anything I need to do around town [in my Volt], and I don’t need gas … It’s just awesome!” said Sutton, who is also a Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center Program Analyst at UC Davis.

Sutton joined DEVA because she likes to talk to people “who are on the fence” about EVs, while encouraging EV adoption and sharing stories with fellow EV owners. She sees DEVA as an opportunity to “encourage people to reduce emissions and join the community in a fun way.”

With a name like DEVA and a mission of fun, who could resist this fabulous new way to make new friends, educate neighbors, and reduce the number of combustion engines on the road.

DEVA usually meets 2nd Wednesdays every other month in Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec online from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

DEVA meetings host guest speakers on various EV topics. The group’s first meeting featured Robert Haran’s presentation on Vehicle-to-Grid technology, a potential way for plug-in EVs to transfer energy back and forth to the grid.

Future meeting ideas include guest speakers from Tesla, EV market updates, Davis Community Choice Energy (CCE) and Yolo County Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA) programs, EV charging and battery care, PG&E EV charging station rollouts, and EV travel stories.

Our leadership group is looking for a few more members to help with meetings. If you have meeting ideas or would like to make a presentation contact Tim at ttutt@smud.org 

If you would like to sponsor one or more of our meetings contact Chris cgranger@cooldavis.org.




Conscious Racing_Jim W_8.12.2020

Buying a Used EV_Tutt_6.10.2020

Gig Car Share_Morgan_6.10.2020

Vehicle to Grid_Jim W_6.10.2020

Thoughts on the VW ID-3_Jim W_6.10.2020

New Vehicles Coming_Sutton_4.8.2020

Electrify America Update_Berry, Gonzalez_4.8.2020


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DEVA Meeting_4.8.2020

Sept 26 to Oct 4 2020: Driving on Sunshine for National Drive Electric Week

Sept 30 2020: Breathe Free with EVs webinar: EV 101 Presentation

Sept 21 2019: EVs @ the Market!

Sept 15 2018: EVs @ the Market!

Sept 16 2017: EVs @ the Market!

Aug 4 2017: Show & Tell at Varsity Theater

Visit the Cool Davis blog for info about the 2018 event.

National Drive Electric Week 2020: Driving on Sunshine 

National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide phenomenon each fall when local groups put on community-sponsored events supporting electric vehicle (EV) adoption.

The event promotes awareness of EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles, and allows attendees to chat with EV owners getting the inside scoop on their success stories before testing dealer vehicles. Attendees get to view and test drive a diverse collection of EVs all in one convenient stop.

Visit National Drive Electric Week for past event highlights and upcoming events nationwide.

DEVA members own these vehicles:

  • Chevy Bolt and Volt
  • Honda Clarity
  • BMW i3
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Cmax
  • Ford Fusion
  • Fiat 500e
  • Honda Clarity
  • Kia Soul
  • Tesla S and X
  • Chevy Bolt
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Rav 4
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