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Building an EV Comparison website (feedback needed)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by IgorAntarov, Aug 23, 2018.

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  1. IgorAntarov

    IgorAntarov Member

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    Hi, everyone. We're building a website that is going to provide convenient tools for comparing different EV makes and models. The purpose of it is to help choose an electric vehicle according to your preferences.

    I'm looking for EV owners or someone who is planning on buying an EV soon. If you can give a 15 min skype interview sharing your experience in choosing an EV and give some feedback on the beta version of our website that would be super helpful.

    We're facing dozens of makes and models these years, so trying to find the perfect match or figure out the best in a class is some kind of challenge. We're trying to solve that.

    PS: I'm in GMT+3 \ PDT+10 timezone. Today I'm ready for calls at any time, to talk with fellow EV enthusiasts :) I'm going to share the beta-version of our website in the call. You can have an influence on where this project is heading.

    Please ping me with your skype account: here\ at [email protected] \ in skype: AntaresAntares
     
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    You could start with the search and compare features of GSMArena, something similar for EVs.
     
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    Thank you for the hint! Going to see what they have there.
    We've had cameradecision as one of our references.
    Need some quality feedback on that, to decide what features are the most important for [future] EV owners.


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    Some thoughts:
    • Allow for a large number of side-by-side comparisons like Dpreview.
    • Auto highlight (as an option) in the comparison when there is a car that is above or below average (red or green).
    • Each car gets it's own main page and set of sub pages related to reviews, specifications, news articles, message boards, and other site content.
    • Include site specific guides and comparisons.
     
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  5. IgorAntarov

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    Tada! It's the day. I can share the URL publicly, here it is:

    EVCompare.io

    It's not even partly done. But we've finished with the core database and basic features. Now we're working on the better ways to present data (charts) and gathering facts and timelines on the brands and models. What do you think about the website idea overall? :)

    Big thanks for all the valuable feedback that we got. I would super appreciate for more feedback on the current version.

    If someone here can answer these question that would be super helpful:
    1. What are the major issues people have when they are choosing an EV? (in general, not this website related)
    2. The biggest inconveniences in the User Interface that you see?
    3. What is the most useful feature that's missing?
     
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    Thank you for the input! Passed that to the team. I feel that we're heading in the right direction. Almost all proposed features are done in some way. More are coming :) Not sure about the news feeds and message boards though. Trying to maintain focus on the structured data about the EVs.
     
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    Congrats on your new page! Here is some quick feedback:

    1. How does a new car fit into their specific use case: Commuters (cost efficiency and min range req.), weekend cars, the fun car (top speed! and acceleration!), the family car (passenger and cargo capacity), the business car (taxi, hauling capacity, towing, deliverer). Key stats to help decide: Price, Range, Passenger and cargo capacity.

    2. Too many separate cars for different trims. On your website, Tesla has 29 cars listed. Consider a car main page, then broken up to the various trims. For instance:
    • Tesla Model S main page then the 15 trim options.
    • Tesla Model X main page then the 5 trim options.
    • Tesla Model 3 main page then the 5 trim options.
    Add price range: Base vs. Fully Loaded.

    3. In the future, consider adding PHEVs to the comparison list. InsideEVs include them as a comparison. Although not fully EV, There are come compelling PHEVs out there for consumers to start on their journey towards EV.

    I assume more stats are on the way, but to reiterate, add more details in comparison. Passenger Volume, Luggage Volume, EPA Fuel Economy (MPGe and kWh/100 miles. It is hard to piecemeal information/stats on various websites. Even add number of cup holders. =)

    Option to select cars by production status: future (concept), in production (new), not in production (used)

    For make selection (and other options) on the side add a "select all" and/or "clear all" option.
     
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    FYI: Noticed today you have a competitor EV Database
     

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