Episode 295 with Neil Tjin - Pure Passion
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Episode 295 with Neil Tjin – Pure Passion

Image showcasing Electrify Podcast episode 295 with host Jarod DeAnda and guest Neil Tjin, the Director of Electrify Showoff
  • Neil Tjin, the Director of Electrify Showoff, emphasizes the growing customization opportunities in the EV world, particularly with automakers like Ford.
  • Neil encourages collaboration in the automotive world, emphasizing that a collective effort benefits everyone involved and contributes to the industry’s growth.
  • Neil reveals eight Electrify Expo/Showoff events for 2024 with exponential growth.

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In this episode of Electrify Podcast, hosted by the charismatic Jarod DeAnda, we have the distinct pleasure of sitting down with none other than Neil Tjin. As the Director of Electrify Showoff, Neil is at the forefront of the automotive world’s electrifying evolution. This exciting conversation with Neil shares his unfiltered insights into the dynamic shifts, electrifying innovations, and the infectious passion that define this innovative era in automotive history.


  • Image showcasing Kevin Kwok's 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range, winner of Best Wheel Tire Pack award at Electrify Showoff San Francisco
  • Photo of Keith Silva's 1983 Chevy S10 Tesla Swapped EV Truck at Electrify Showoff in San Francisco, CA
  • Photo of Perry Kwok's 2018 Tesla Model 3, Best Best Wrap / Graphics at Electrify Showoff San Francisco
  • Photo of modified Tesla Model 3 at Electrify Showoff in New York

Embracing the Electric Vehicle Revolution: Neil’s Words of Wisdom

Neil Tjin praised the efforts of individuals like BJ Birtwell, Founder and CEO of Electrify Expo, who have been instrumental in making the world aware of the shift towards EVs. He emphasized the importance of embracing this change and recognizing that EVs represent the next wave in the automotive world. Neil highlighted the need for enthusiasts to adapt to this new reality, as he believes that those who don’t may find themselves stuck in the past, much like using cassettes in the age of digital downloads.


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Neil’s Perspective on EVs and the Shifting Automotive Landscape

Neil also mentioned the positive reception he’s seen towards EVs within the automotive community, despite some resistance. He expressed his excitement about the growth and progress in the EV space, particularly within the context of events like Electrify Expo, which he is closely involved with.

Neil emphasized the importance of not limiting oneself to a specific mindset and encouraged enthusiasts to explore and experience the evolving automotive landscape. He compared the evolution of tastes and preferences to the refinement of one’s palate, noting that people’s interests and preferences change over time.



From Enthusiasts to Innovators and a Glimpse into the Future

Throughout the conversation, Neil touched upon various topics, including his experiences with fellow automotive enthusiasts, his admiration for influencers like Matt Farah, and his respect for those who have taken risks and embraced change in the automotive industry. He also expressed his enthusiasm for the future of the automotive world, anticipating that in 20 years, the landscape will have evolved even further.


  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Photo of custom awards at Electrify Showoff in New York
  • Photo of Bisimoto's Porsche in the Toyo Tires booth at Electrify Showoff in New York
  • Photo of Bisimoto's Porsche in the Toyo Tires booth at Electrify Showoff in New York
  • Photo of the Get Money Kicks booth at Electrify Expo in New York
  • Photo of FC-1 Nitro Rallycross EV race car in Yokohama booth at Electrify Showoff in New York
  • Photo of Tesla Model 3 at Electrify Showoff in New York
  • Photo of Blake Rhodes' Innovative Electrified 1962 VW Beetle at Electrify Showoff in Washington, DC
  • Photo of Brian Dilley of Current Electric Vehicles' 1957 Chevy Belair at Electrify Showoff in Long Beach, CA
  • Photo of Electrify Expo in Washington DC. Over 13,000 demo rides! Custom electric bikes at Electrify Showoff.
  • Photo of Electrify Expo in Washington DC. Over 13,000 demo rides! Custom electric bikes at Electrify Showoff.
  • Mark Brems 1974 Porsche 914 Electrify Expo Showoff Long Beach 914Electric, Inc. Performance Electronics: SME X144 HV AC Inverter/Controller Elcon DC/DC Converter Orion BMS2 Battery Management System Samsung Android tablet running Torque App Powertrain: AntiGravity 12V Lithium battery with onboard BMS Dual Elcon 3.3kW chargers Wheels & Tires: 175/65R15 BFGoodrich Advantage Brakes: Stock four-wheel discs, rebuilt by PMB Performance Chassis & Suspension: Stock Porsche 914 bushes and bearings, fully rebuilt Ground Control coilover strut tubes Koni adjustable struts Rebuilt CV axles by Auto Atlanta New front torsion bars from Tangerine Racing Exterior: Body and Paint by California West Coast Body & Paint All seals by 914Rubber Lighting: LED headlights All bulbs replaced with SuperBright LED bulbs Interior: Replacement carpet and vinyl kit by World Upholstery All seals by 914Rubber Audio & Multimedia: Pioneer Bluetooth stereo Kicker speakers
  • 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance with Electric Performance 2-Piece Wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires, Brembo 4 piston calipers, Cquence custom ‘Ruined’ engraved rotors, AccuAir Ultimate Air Suspension Management Package Universal Air struts Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Mountain Pass Performance camber adjustable front upper control arms Mountain Pass Performance rear upper control arms Startech front bumper Startech rear bumper Startech rear spoiler Robot Craftsman Crypton full carbon fiber hood Robot Craftsman Hacker partial carbon side skirts Inozetek Liquid Chrome Silver wrap installed by West Coast Vinyl Inozetek Piano Black pillar delete Reviver digital license plate Hansshow Power Frunk Teslux Innovations Plaid Series Matrix headlights Startech custom fog lights custom modified by Teslux Innovations Teslux Innovations PlaidGlowe RGBW Under Glow Kit Alpharex Pro Series Led tail lights red / smoke with sequential turn signals RPM Tesla Custom Yoke carbon and black leather steering wheel Unplugged Performance Microsuede headliner Starlit Auto Starlights Lunar Loox custom carbon Accuair Controller mount RPM Tesla Carbon seat backs RPM Tesla Carbon door caps – 4 door RPM Tesla Full carbon replacement dash RPM Tesla carbon console RPM Tesla carbon armrest RPM Tesla screen swivel Orella Acoustics -5 pcs. Component Speaker & Tesla Subwoofer Upgrade Kit RPM Tesla and Rad Rides
  • Electrify Showoff - Electrify Expo San Francisco 2023
  • Chris Cordova Super73 Electrify Showoff - Electrify Expo San Francisco 2023
  • Electrify Showoff - Electrify Expo San Francisco 2023
  • Hugo Eccles’ XP Zero Electrify Showoff - Electrify Expo San Francisco 2023
  • Tesla Model 3 Electrify Showoff - Electrify Expo San Francisco 2023
  • Ampere EV - Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!
  • Electrify Showoff wows Long Beach with 100+ EVs, 40+ aftermarket exhibitors, electrified classics, and cutting-edge tech. Impressive lineup!

Neil Tjin’s insights shine light on the dynamic and evolving nature of the automotive industry, particularly in the context of the growing influence of electric vehicles. He encourages enthusiasts to remain open-minded and embrace change while reflecting on the past and looking forward to a future that holds endless possibilities.

For more information on Electrify Expo and Electrify Showoff, visit www.electrifyexpo.com.


2023 Electrify Expo Schedule

DateLocation
May 19-21Long Beach, CA
June 24-25San Francisco, CA
July 22-23Washington, DC
Aug. 12-13Long Island, NY
Sept. 9-10Seattle, WA
Oct. 14-15Miami, FL
Nov. 10-12Austin, TX

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