Founded at the height of the COVID19 Pandemic, we are a group of dedicated EV owners who turned our passion for electric vehicles into a business built to serve the electric vehicle community.
Founder Bio: Kevin Karaffa is the founder of Austin EV Only. His interest in auto repair was born out of necessity beginning with his first fixer-upper vehicle purchased in high-school. Kevin has rebuilt 14 vehicles over 24 years with brands spanning Domestic, European, and Japanese make. He is also an electrical engineer who, in 2005, consulted for PG&E to maximize energy efficiency in industrial applications. Notably he analyzed electric powered forklifts as a viable alternative to those that used internal combustion engines. Kevin credits Thomas Friedman's book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded for focusing his interest on cleantech. Kevin also spent time with SolarCity (now Tesla Energy) promoting their residential solar panels. While EVs have been around for over a decade, Kevin's purchase of a Tesla Model S in 2016 solidified his commitment to the EV revolution. Kevin holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Cal Poly, SLO and an MBA from Georgetown University.