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My name is Noel Adams and I run the evfinder.com web site among other things. I also write the occasional article for Electrifying Times and EV World. I am British but have lived in the Southern California area for over a quarter of a century. Before moving to the US I also spent four years working for an automobile manufacturer in the middle east.
I developed an interest in Electric Vehicles back around 1990 and my interest became an obsession when I tried unsuccessfully to lease a GM EV1. I realized that it was really difficult for people to even find information about electric vehicles, and finding an actual car was all but impossible. I decided to do something about it and started EVFinder.com. Now the evfinder web site gets about 60,000 hits per month and I have helped hundreds of people to find an electric car. Still, as Rodney Dangerfield says, "I get no respect". It gets frustrating at times to get totally ignored by a company like Tesla Motors. At times I feel like giving up then I get a dealer who tells me that their business depends on referrals from my site and it all seems worth while again.
The following page will contain my own thoughts on a variety of topics related to electric vehicles and will also allow me to stray off topic a bit and look at other issues such as hybrid vehicles, and issues surrounding air pollution and oil addiction, which are the reasons I got interested in Electric Vehicles in the first place.
Sunday Jun 14, 2019– 2019 Q2 Sales Overview – The second quarter of 2019 showed a marked increase in plug-in car sales over the second quarter of 2018. June ranked as the forth highest month of all time for electric vehicles, led once again by Tesla.
Sunday Jun 30, 2019 – Toyota Accelerates EV Strategy - Earlier this month Shigeki Terashi, Executive VP at Toyota gave a presentation called "Aiming to Popularize BEVs" where he showed images of electric vehicles concepts and said that Toyota was accelerating their electric vehicle plans by 5 years...Continued
Sunday July 16, 2019 – Charging Speed – One question that I get asked all the time is about how long it takes to charge an EV. There appears to be a lot of confusion around this issue and I have found that giving some examples can give people a pretty good idea of how much time they would need to spend at a charger to complete their trip...Continued
Sunday Jun 9, 2019 – Workplace Charging Means More EVs – It has been suggested that the availability of workplace charging is a big driver for the adoption of electric vehicles. This has been proven out over the years and it has also been shown that the availability of workplace charging is also effective in staff retention...Continued
Sunday May 27, 2019 – New Idea to Fight Global Warming – Last Sunday I was at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles standing by the pond and watch methane bubbling to the surface. Methane is a major greenhouse gas and much more potent than carbon dioxide so it was with great interest that I read some articles later in the week which proposed changing methane to carbon dioxide as a way to combat global warming...Continued
Energy and EV secrets - Russell Sydney
Build your own Electric Vehicle - Bob Brant
Convert it - Michael Brown
The lost Cord - Barbara Bradford
Solo my life with an electric car - Noel Perrin
Plug-in Hybrids the Cars That Will Recharge America - Sherry Boschert.