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April 19, 2010
Breakfast in Bayside Event a Huge Success!
This year's Electric Vehicle show at the Bayside Grange had a fantastic turn-out. Participants and attendees got to see a terrific variety of electric cars, including scooters, NEVs, an Electrak garden tractor, Roger's new Lithium-ion powered Morris Minor, and the exciting new Tesla Roadster. Check out the video below for some highlights!

April 6, 2010
Breakfast in Bayside April 18th
The Bayside Grange hosts it's quarterly pancake breakfast at 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Check out the Electric Vehicle show outisde, while breakfast and entertainment is served inside. Learn more about the Bayside Grange from their website.

September 7, 2009
September 11 & 12
Cruz’N’Eureka is a car show that is a benefit for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. This is the 16th annual event which will be held on the streets of Old Town between C and G Streets, from 1st to 3rd Streets. We hope to have at least one HEVA member Cruz’N through the streets of Old Town with the car parade, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Cruz’ starts under the bridge near the Adorni Center. For more info, visit

North Country Fair
September 19 & 20
The North Country Fair is an annual two-day festival held on the Arcata Plaza in Arcata, CA every September since 1974. The fair includes around 200 craft, food, and information booths, parades, live entertainment and bands. Bring your electric vehicle and join Roger at the HEVA display to show off today's electric cars. For more info about the fair, visit

Solar Neighbors Tour 2009
October 4, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Solar Neighbors Tour is a free event showcasing the potential of solar energy and green building. Six homes, three in Eureka and three in Arcata, will host 45 minute talks on PV Electric Systems, Space Heating, and Solar Water Heating. The tour also includes many open-houses with examples of these technologies in action. HEVA members will be showing off their vehicles on the Arcata Plaza, and discussing the use of solar power in transportation applications. For more info visit

August 7, 2009
Organic Planet Festival - August 30
Halvorsen Park in Eureka will host the Fifth Annual Organic Planet Festival on August 30. This festival is Humboldt County's Largest Green Event, emphasizing organic, sustainable and recyclable practices. Enjoy a great day of fun by the bay and learn more about how to live a healthier life. For more info, visit the website:

July 6, 2009
Bring the family!
The Bayside Grange invites the community to the quarterly Breakfast in Bayside, Sunday, July 19, from 8 am to noon at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd, at the intersection of Jacoby Creek and Old Arcata Roads in Bayside. For more information visit the Bayside Grange website.

May 8, 2009
Electric Vehicle Workshop June 10
HEVA member Roger will be presenting a workshop highlighting the history of electric cars and the practical and economic aspects of converting a used vehicle to electric power. The workshop will be held at the Redwood Coast Energy Resource Center at 517 Fifth Street in Eureka.

HEVA members at the Bayside Grange

April 21, 2009
HSU SLAMfest, April 25
The next event that HEVA will participate in is the Humboldt State University Sustainable Living, Arts and Music festival. It is held on Saturday April 25 from 3pm to 8pm in the Gist Hall parking lot. More information on the SLAMfest website.

April 8, 2009
Breakfast in Bayside April 19th
The Bayside Grange hosts it's quarterly pancake breakfast at 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Join HEVA for a hearty breakfast while we show off our vehicles at this community event.  Learn more about the Bayside Grange from their website.

February 22, 2009
Wheels of Change April 4th
Humboldt Plan It Green is hosting the 3rd annual Building Green Communities Conference & Expo at the Arcata Community Center. The theme this year is "Wheel of Change" and will feature workshops, discussions and exhibitors relating to sustainable communities and transportation. HEVA will be exhibiting vehicles, including a parade, and providing information about electric transportation. For more information visit the Plan It Green website here.

Breakfast in Bayside April 19th
The Bayside Grange hosts it's quarterly pancake breakfast at 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. Join HEVA for a hearty breakfast while we show off our vehicles at this community event.  Learn more about the Bayside Grange from their website.

January 27, 2009
Solar Powered Car Visits Arcata
Marcelo da Luz of The Power of One, solar car project, will be presenting his solar powered vehicle at Arcata Elementary School on Wednesday January 28 at 9am. Members of HEVA will be meeting with Marcelo to learn about his unique vehicle and share their experiences. Learn more at

September 28, 2008
HEVA Members featured in Times-Standard
HEVA member Roger and his electric Volkswagen were highlighted in a recent Times-Standard article.Read more here.

July 31, 2008
North Country Fair Sept. 20 - 21
The annual North Country Fair in Arcata will be held on the Plaza this September 20th and 21st. Come enjoy this event featuring arts, crafts and all kinds of other fun things to do and see. Also, be sure to look out for Electric Cars at this event - HEVA members are always ready and willing to show off their vehicles and talk about alternative transportation issues. See you there!

August 10, 2008
Organic Planet Festival in Eureka
Come check out Electric Vehicles on display at the fourth annual Organic Planet Festival. The Festival is held at Halvorsen Park (the foot of "L" street in Eureka) on Sunday August 24, 11am to 7pm. Learn more about this fun event on their website:

June 21, 2008
HEVA president featured in Eureka Reporter
Kevin Johnson and his electric car were featured in a Eureka Reporter article highlighting the advantages of solar power. Read more here.

June 8, 2008
EV Charging station draws a crowd
HEVA members were excited to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugerate the new Electric Vehicle charging station in Arcata on Saturday June 7. Years of hard work and diligence have finally paid off for the ever growing electric vehicle community in Humboldt County. To read more, visit the Times-Standard or the Eureka Reporter.

June 2, 2008
Arcata EV Charging Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saturday June 7 at 10am there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new charging station in the F street public parking lot near City Hall. After the ceremony, all users of alternative transportation are welcome to take part in a loop around the plaza to help raise awareness of our cause. Electric Vehicle owners are also invited to arrive early (between 9am and 9:30am) to line up their vehicles near the charging station. Let's let everyone know that Electric Vehicles are a viable alternative to fossil fuels!

June 1, 2008
Arcata EV charging station Grand Opening
The City of Arcata's new Electric Vehicle charging station will be officially opened this Saturday June 7 at noon. Come join HEVA as we celebrate the culmination of over four years of effort. The charging station is in the public parking lot behind the fire station at F and 8th streets.

May 17, 2008
EV charging station nears completion
After years of effort on the part of HEVA and the city of Arcata, the electric vehicle charging station is almost done. Located behind the fire station, in the public parking lot near F and 8th streets, the charging station includes both 220 volt and 110 volt charging with a variety of common electrical sockets. With only a few minor finishing touches to attend to, and "official" grand opening of the station should be only weeks away.

April 8, 2008
Pancake Breakfast at the Bayside Grange April 20
For $8 per meal ($5 for children and seniors), you can join your friends and meet new ones at this quarterly event. At the next breakfast, expect to see HEVA members showing off their electric vehicles (mostly four wheels, but there might be some others, too!). The breakfast strives to be a Zero Waste event by encouraging recycling and composting, and bring your own favorite coffee mug if you can. Bayside Grange, April 20, 8:00 AM to Noon at the corner of Old Arcata Road and Jacoby Creek Road, across from the Post Office.

2008 SLAMfest at HSU April 27
11 AM - 7PM on the Soccer Field (between Harpst Street and Rossow Street)
The HSU Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival includes entertainment, food, tech displays, vendors and more. HEVA members will be there to share their EV experience and, of course, show off their cars. Bring your own fork and cup to help reduce trash. The SLAMfest is a zero waste event.

College of the Redwoods aims for 1000 MPG
The CR team to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon is putting the finishing touches on their diesel powered "racer". Incorporating technology including ultra light weight materials, an aerodynamic fuselage and a small fuel-efficient diesel engine, the team is excited to be participating in the event and looks forward to learning from their experiences and their competitors.

March 4, 2008
Plan It Green’s 2nd Annual Building Green Communities Conference
Plan It Green announces the 2nd Annual “Building Green Communities Conference” at the Arcata Community Center on April 4-5, 2008. Saturday April 5th will be open and free to the public and will include a tradeshow featuring green building related products and services as well as workshops, displays, demonstrations and a benefit dinner. HEVA members will be there to display their vehicles and answer questions about sustainable transportation. Visit for more info.

February 18, 2008
College of the Redwoods to participate in Shell Eco-marathon
Students in the Industrial Technology program at College of the Redwoods are constructing a thousand mile-per-gallon vehicle. Powered by a five horsepower Hatz diesel engine, the aerodynamic, light weight vehicle and its builders will travel to  Southern California in April to compete against other super-efficient vehicles. Last year the vehicle from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo achieved 1,903 MPG. Read more about the CR team in the Times-Standard.

November 2, 2007
Electric Vehicle Conversions
Several newly converted and refurbished vehicles are in various stages of completion. Come to our next HEVA meeting to find out what our members are working on right now, what vehicles are currently available, and what our next projects will be.

September 14, 2007
North Country Fair 2007
The North Country Fair is taking place in the Arcata Plaza on September 22 and 23. This exciting event to celebrate the equinox will include vendors, food, infomation booths, entertainment - and of course the Humboldt Electric Vehicle Association. HEVA members will be present to show off our cars and tell you how to get involved in electric cars and sustainable transportation. Be there!

September 7, 2007
HEVA vehicles at the NEC
HEVA members will be showing off their vehicles and answering questions at the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) on September 14th around 5pm. Visit the NEC website at to learn more.

August 6, 2007
Organic Planet Festival 2007
The third annual Organic Planet Festival will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 11am to 7pm at Halvorsen Park in Eureka. HEVA members will be displaying their vehicles and answering questions about sustainable transportation and solar energy. Please join us at this fun and educational event. For more information about the Organic Planet Festival please visit their website.

June 6, 2007
Charging station in Arcata makes progress
The Electric Vehicle charging station in Arcata is nearing completion. So far city of Arcata has installed all the necessary equipment to provide Electric Vehicle charging in the public parking area on the corner of 8th and F streets. Currently HEVA is working with city officials to make the final preparations to activate the station.

April 29, 2007
HSU Sustainable Living, Arts and Music Festival 2007
On Saturday April 21, despite less than ideal weather conditions, the HSU sustainable Living, Arts and Music Festival took place with many students and community members enjoying the displays and events being held in the Gist hall parking lot. HEVA members were displaying their vehicles and answering questions about non-fossil-fueled transportation. Read more about the SLAMfest in the Eureka Times-Standard.

April 19, 2007
HSU Sustainable Living, Arts and Music Festival 2007
Saturday April 21, 10am - 8 pm at the Gist Hall parking lot
HEVA members will be displaying their vehicles and answering questions at this zero-waste event powered entirely by solar energy and bio-diesel. This event will also feature live music and art demonstrations. $5/discount with can of food. Free to HSU students. Free Kids Area. For more information click here.

January 31, 2007
HEVA members featured in Home Power magazine
Check out the Feb/Mar 2007 edition of Home Power magazine. HEVA member Kevin Johnson wrote the article "Solar Electricity at home" which gives a detailed description of how Kevin and his family use solar power for nearly all their transportation needs. Kevin has been driving electric since 2003 and doesn't miss gasoline. Click here to download a PDF version of Kevin's Article from the Home Power website.

January 26, 2007
EV Parking Permits Available
The Arcata Police Department is issuing Electric Vehicle parking permits to anyone with an EV in the area. The permits allow parking in any space that has a city operated parking meter. Most of these kinds of meters are on the streets at HSU. To obtain one of these permits call the Arcata Police at (707)822-2428. All you need is your current vehicle registration indicating that your car is electric. The permit is free, and valid for one year, after which it can be renewed.