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I need help with finding good resources for a talk on EVs.

I am just a Volt owner. My knowledge pales in comparison with many on this forum.

I will be delivering a ~45 min talk to non-EV owners/laypersons who are potentially interested in today's offerings. This is not a sales pitch, just an informational powerpoint presentation to get them to understand the differences, limitations and capabilities, and to consider an EV for their next purchase.

The intent is to cover the gamut, from hybrids, PHEV, EREV, EV with no bias toward any particular manufacturer.

I would like to also have a one-page handout/spreadsheet of the features/advantages of the models available.

Can anyone direct me to online resources I can use to develop this?
 

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I've started a mobile app for this, but it's not close to being ready to release. Working nights and weekends...
 

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Where in New Jersey are you? I am from the Paramus (Bergen County) Area. I am very familiar with EV's with an Electronics Engineering background and check many EV sites daily, which include this one and a few others. I have been driving a 2013 Volt since October 2012 (Thank You Rydell). I have $1,800 on my GM Rewards card but waiting for more details on the Model 3 before I bite on the Bolt. Really starting to like the look of the Model 3 over the smaller Bolt. Also feel more comfortable with the Tesla Supercharging network. Overall the more EV options available the the better for all and hopefully it leads to the end of fossil fuel use for our transportation needs.
 

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Where in New Jersey are you? I am from the Paramus (Bergen County) Area. I am very familiar with EV's with an Electronics Engineering background and check many EV sites daily, which include this one and a few others. I have been driving a 2013 Volt since October 2012 (Thank You Rydell). I have $1,800 on my GM Rewards card but waiting for more details on the Model 3 before I bite on the Bolt. Really starting to like the look of the Model 3 over the smaller Bolt. Also feel more comfortable with the Tesla Supercharging network. Overall the more EV options available the the better for all and hopefully it leads to the end of fossil fuel use for our transportation needs.
I am in Cranford. This will take place at the Chatham library in April.
 

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I am in Cranford. This will take place at the Chatham library in April.
These folks might have some helpful resources available. I recall an EV day at the Morristown library last April. There were presentations and they had several EVs on display with owners available to answer questions and to share experiences. Don't recall which of these groups sponsored it but I think it was the first.
https://njeaa.org/
http://www.eevc.info/about.html
You might also get some help from the nj dep.
http://www.drivegreen.nj.gov/programs.html

If you let us know the date and other details one or more members of the forum might be able to attend to offer support.

I have given EV presentations to similar audiences on several occasions. Its fun and really is a community service.

Good luck.

KNS
 

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Thanks everyone, good stuff you have pointed me toward.

This will be April 12 7 PM at the Chatham NJ library, downstairs. Anyone in the area is welcome to attend and to help me with any questions.
 

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I've only done this a few times, but I would recommend instead of getting all wrapped up in the technical details, be yourself. Talk about your experiences. Have the audience ask you questions. Use show and tell - bring in your charge cable, show photos on a projector, take people out to your car (if you can). Invite others with EVs (NJ has a great group on FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/njeaa/) Explain how long things take, how much money is spent on electricity, using simple terms that people can understand.
 

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I'm always amazed at the people who have absolutely NO understanding (in dollars and cents) of how much it costs to "fuel" an EV, nor do they have a clue about "cost per mile". Those might be good figures to have in comparison to a pure ICE vehicle.
 

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Thanks everyone, good stuff you have pointed me toward.

This will be April 12 7 PM at the Chatham NJ library, downstairs. Anyone in the area is welcome to attend and to help me with any questions.
Just looked at the events calendar on the library website and didn't see it. Has it been rescheduled?

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I just gave a presentation last Thursday at a retirement community to 30+ retired businessmen, engineers, etc. I have an entire PP presentation you are welcome to borrow. It walks through BEV, PHEVs, hyrbids, charging and current models and specs.
 
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