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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 May 19, 2019 – Maxwell bought by Tesla – On Thursday a press release
from Tesla said that it had completed the acquisition of capacitor and battery
company Maxwell Technologies. This acquisition opens up a whole new path for
battery improvement for Tesla...Continued
Sunday May 4, 2019 – Kia Niro EV - This week, with no fanfare, the all electric version of the Kia Niro began to arrive on dealer lots in Southern California. The Kia Niro EV adds to the existing line of small SUVs which include an ICE version and a Plug-in Hybrid. I did a search of inventory here in the LA area and so far I only came up with two cars on dealer lots. When I widened the search to 50 miles I came up with a total of 14. All of the ones I saw were the EX trim...Continued
Sunday April 21, 2019 – 2019 New York Auto Show – There were plenty of electric vehicles on show at this year's New York Auto Show but that's because most manufacturers have one or more plug-in cars to sell. There were a few new faces around, mostly concepts, but some that will be showing up in dealerships in the next few months...Continued
Sunday April 14, 2019 – Laughable Denier Article – I usually keep tabs on the latest research into global warming and in doing so I have to wade through a load of articles from deniers. These are usually posted in sites like the Daily Caller, Brietbart, and What's Up With That. This week I came across one headline doing the rounds that read "Scientists Prove Man-Made Global Warming A Hoax" - This I couldn't miss...Continued
Sunday April 7, 2019– 2019 Q1 Sales Overview – It should have come as no surprise that the sales results for the first quarter of 2019 were way off from the results of the forth quarter of 2018 as the first quarter has traditionally been the slowest quarter of the year for EV Sales. 2019 was no exception but sales for the quarter were still up by an estimated 5,869 vehicles from the first quarter of 2018...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.