This Is InsideEVs' Story Number 10,000 - Don't Worry Number 10,001 Will Be Better
Over the past week, some of the staff at InsideEVs have pointed out to me that the site would soon be publishing article number 10,000 (it is in fact, this story) and that we/I should highlight the milestone.
My response, as it tends to be from time-to-time, was "how is this EV news?"
I was assured this achievement would of interest to some of our regular readers...so here we are.
As a point of interest, InsideEVs first went live just over 3 years ago on April 17, 2012 (yes, 10k is a lot of articles for just 3 years), and we have kept the same tagline in our "About" header today as was found in our first article back then.
"Inside EVs was created to not just publish the breaking news of the day, but to go behind it, to create it, and most importantly to examine the how, what and why of electric vehicles."
My Good Friend, And Co-Founder, Lyle Dennis (While Hosting The First Ever "Volt Nation")
InsideEVs started with just 4 people writing for her, with Lyle Dennis (of GM-Volt.com fame) and myself steering the boat. (Read my impromptu interview from 2009 at GM-Volt.com with Lyle here for more background on Mr. Dennis)
Despite man-power being spread a little too thin at the site, we still managed to put together just over 550 stories in our first year. We have just eclipsed 2,240 so far in 2015...but via ~two dozen contributors.
Our vision at the time was to form an independent news organization that was focused solely on electric vehicles. A news source that would allow anyone who had a voice (and wanted to use it) a place to be heard.
Eric Loveday joined as Senior Editor in 2013 - bringing order to the unseen chaos behind the scenes, and 68 different persons from 12 different countries have penned at least a couple articles over our history, with Alex Wai (based out of Hong Kong) being the most recent addition to the team.
My personal thanks to everyone that helped make InsideEVs what is today (far too many to mention here, but you know who you are), and for all the great community members; of whom quite often do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to finding that 'needle in a haystack' bit of information that leads to the next big breaking story of the day.
Just for pure entertainment value, here are some pre-launch moments from a conversation Lyle Dennis and myself had back in early 2012, when we were trying to figure out what name the site should have.
2 Geniuses At Work - Note How We Ultimately Stayed Away From "EVs" In The Site's Name
So Magical The Moment Of Conception
So there you have it.
InsideEVs - "It's not sexy, but it works".