About Steve Bakker

Steve Bakker is a semi-retired teacher, writer, and technologist who is currently passing time by attempting to cure his ignorance as to how electric cars work.



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Life Is Like A Model 3 Reservation … You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get

August 12th, 2017 | by Steve Bakker

Tesla is still not talking much about the Model 3, but everybody else is. Have you noticed a wee bit of divisiveness in discussions of the Model 3 since the employee delivery party on July 28th? What I’ve been pondering since then is how the existing gap of split opinion regarding the most anticipated car in the known universe seems to have suddenly ripped open wider than the jaws of the car crusher at Monster Joe’s wrecking yard


I Drove A Bolt Today

January 31st, 2017 | by Steve Bakker

Earlier in the month I posted an essay entitled "A Guy walks into a Chevy Dealership" which annotated the experience of contacting a number of California dealers to get a read on how they were responding to the now-in-production Bolt EV. The surprising-to-some result was that, on balance, the second iteration of a pure electric car from GM is being well received


A Guy Walks Into A Chevy Dealer…

January 11th, 2017 | by Steve Bakker

A guy walks into a local Chevy dealer. Says, “Hey, you guys got any Bolts? That’s Bolt, with a B.” In return, the guy receives blank stares from the sales staff … replaced shortly by smiles, a negatory on the Bolt, and a verbal rundown of all the great models on the lot the guy would just love, such as the Cruze, the Sonic, the Malibu, and yes, the Volt. The Spark went unmentioned



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