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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 January 14, 2018 – Fire and Flood – One of the warnings given by the scientists that study climate change is that the number and severity of severe weather events is likely to increase as global temperatures increase. 2017 was a year where we saw some pretty bad disasters and 2018 is already beginning to show the signs that it too will be a bad year for weather related disasters...Continued
Sunday January 7, 2018 – December 2017 EV Sales – Another month, another sales record. December 2017 was the best December on record for EV sales and 2017 was the best year ever for EV sales. The last time that EV sales have not set a record month was in May 2016 which fell just 173 cars short of May 2015. Overall an estimated 26,087 plug-in cars were sold in December, well ahead of the previous highest December sales set in 2016 which saw estimated sales of 24,785 cars...Continued
Sunday December 31, 2017 – Fuel Cell Propaganda – This week I have been reading a lot of bull about fuel cells and I just wanted to set the record straight. First let me say that while I am an advocate for battery electric vehicles I am not opposed to fuel cell vehicles. I think that they will form a critical part of our transportation infrastructure especially for things like shipping where the use of large volumes of batteries seems impractical...Continued
Sunday December 24, 2017 – Blocked Chargers – It's been a while since I had a good rant but this passed week I have been plagued with blocked charges so I thought it might be time to bring this up again...Continued
Sunday December 17, 2017 – Old v New – Last week I attended the LA Auto show and one thing really highlighted the transition we are seeing in personal transportation...Continued
Sunday December 10, 2017 – November 2017 EV Sales – Another month, another sales record. November 2017 was the best November on record for EV sales. The last time that EV sales have not set a record month was in May 2016 which fell just 173 cars short of May 2015. Overall an estimated 17,158 plug-in cars were sold in November, well ahead of the previous highest November sales set in 2016 which saw estimated sales of 13,237 cars...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.