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About Court Nederveld

Court Nederveld Court is currently a columnist for a local newspaper. His EV history started 2009 when he found and restored a 1994 US Electricar Chevy S-10. He has owned a Nissan LEAF and currently a Tesla Model S.



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Charging + Range + Good Sales Process = Electric Car Sales

December 19th, 2017 | by Court Nederveld

I’ve been an advocate for EVs since restoring a 1994 USElecticar Chevy S-10 in 2009. I’ll admit my time horizon for wide adoption of EVs at that time was decades out. Little did I realize that two players would appear Nissan with the Leaf in 2011 and Tesla with the Model S in 2012. Hindsight provides the opportunity to see this as a one-two punch to the traditional auto business. Nissan targets the average car buyer in a traditional manufacturer/dealer environment. Tesla takes aim at the high-end luxury segment in a nontraditional manufacturer direct to consumer format


Dramatic Changes In EV Market In Past 5 Years, & What Will Drive Mainstream Adoption

October 1st, 2017 | by Court Nederveld

What would it take to get a person to buy an electric car? The debate rages about range, environmental issues, performance, size, looks, and repair issues. All important topics, but what's occurred in just 5 years? In 2011 practically zero EVs were available. Five years later, Nissan has sold a quarter million, Tesla has roughly 200,000 sold and 500,000 ordered, and the Chevy Bolt appears to be selling about 1,000 a month. The Fiat 500E sells in the tens of thousands despite CEO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Chief Executive, Sergio Marchionne, begging people not to purchase his car. Don't even mention the EV capital of the world, China



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