Welcome To AvtoWow!

me and my wife in a Tesla
Me on the left with wifey on the right.

Hey there, my name is Ivan Phillips and I am an American guy who has been fallen deeply in love with electric cars! My first ever experience was in mid-2016 when I had some money saved to rent a 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ with the latest autopilot system. 

To be completely honest, I have been a car nut since high school. My negative biased towards electric cars was so strong, that I was afraid to even like anything that is electric. 

“My theory was that if I drive one, I’ll be hooked for life and never go back to dirty, loud, fossil cars again”.

the Tesla Model S P85+ experience
that is the 2014 Model S P85+ that I rented, she's a beauty right?

That’s EXACTLY what happened, slowly but surely my desire to own a fossil powered car faded

For a few year up until the beginning of 2018, I didn’t think much of electric cars because of my travels I did across the world made me mostly forget all about it. My senses got a little numb towards anything electric until me and my wife visited Taipei, Taiwan that same year.

In Taipei, there were quite a few Tesla’s driving. I found the local Tesla Showroom and my passion reignited!

* you can see me getting in one below.

me at the Tesla showroom in Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan Flag

Over the course of a few months, I started to test drive MORE electric and plug-in hybrid cars. I began watching DOZENS of YouTube videos to learn more about the IN’s and OUT’s of electric vehicles (a big THANKS to Bjorn Nyland, a Norwegian YouTuber for inspiring me).

There would be HOURS I’d sit and watch people talking about doing various range tests, 0-60mph times, reviews, trunk storage tests, and more. 

Fast forward to the end of 2018, I realized it’s ENOUGH of watching others doing what I really like. It’s time to put some skin in the game and share my knowledge with others about this new and growing segment of automobiles. That’s when, I decided to create AvtoWow.com!

“My Mission On This Site Is To Give Everyone Who Is Looking For Information About Electric Cars, A RELIABLE Source To Visit.”

How is Content Created?

Chevrolet Volt CON's
I test not only electric, but also plug-in hybrid and standard hybrid vehicles.

Most of the pages written in AvtoWow are written by myself alone. Occasionally I’ll hire a freelance writer who has strong knowledge about electric automobiles. Even then, nothing gets through until I give it a green light (as the Chief Editor). 

In most cases, I’ll rent specific cars just to get a feel for them (this can sometimes cost more than 100 USD per day). This is done specifically so there’s ACCURATE information about these cars and you aren’t reading summaries of what OTHERS wrote about them.

What Will You Find on AvtoWow.com?

what you'll find on AvtoWow.com

Does the car use electricity at all to get moving? If so, you’ll find it here. Seriously, the mission is to make AvtoWow.com THE SOURCE to get your information when it comes to:

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Hybrid Vehicle’s 
  • How To’s
  • Questions & Answers
  • and even useful tools!

Whatever you see on the site right now, check back in a week or so… you’ll see more and more content published as time goes on. If you don’t see something you’d like to read, reach out to me directly (Ivan) here.

In Closing, What's In It For You?

AvtoWow... what's in it for YOU?
Stick around for an adventure! = )

First of all, I’d like to say THANK YOU for getting this far and learning more about me and what AvtoWow is all about. By now you may be wondering, what’s in it for YOU?

  • You’ll be able to find the most accurate range tests of electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
  • You’ll get detailed breakdown of what these cars used to cost brand new and what you can get them now for.
  • Get in touch with me directly by shooting a message  (found in the contact page).
  • In addition, there will be detailed HOW TO’s to help you with your electric car needs.
  • Last but not least, you’ll be able to see things in VIDEO form from my YouTube Channel (AvtoWowEV’s) where I make videos about many things written on this site.

If you are onboard with the things I just mentioned, go ahead and start browsing AvtoWow now. A great place to start would be the Good to Know section!

Ivan Phillips

Founder and Chief Editor at AvtoWow