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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 13, 2019 – The Petroleum Paradox – Back when the EV1 was still on the road there was a lot of discussion about the end of petroleum; the time when petroleum would run out. EV activist Doug Korthof, who sadly is no longer with us, always used to say that we would never run out of petroleum...Contiued
Sunday January 6, 2019 – 2018 Q4 Sales Overview - 2018 is now in the history books and it turned out to be the best year for EV sales ever, by quite a lot. The final quarter of 2018 saw Plug-in sales climb to 126,562 led by a huge push from Tesla. This lead to total sales for the year estimated at 361,307 cars...Continued
Sunday December 30, 2018 – Charger Frustration – I don't drive very much anymore, for the last few years I have been driving around 3,000 miles per year and I try to do as much of that as I can driving electric rather than using the ICE. I do usually make an exception once in a while and take a road trip and this year it was over the Christmas break..Continued
Sunday December 23, 2018 – Milestones for 2018 – While 2018 is not over yet some important milestones have been reached this year which could indicate that we are at a tipping point where the move to electric vehicles will continue to accelerate as it did towards the end of the year...Continued
Sunday Dec 16, 2018 – Hyundai Kona EV – Battery technology has been moving forward in leaps and bounds while the tastes of the American consumer has changed markedly. In the first half of 2019 we are going to see a whole new group of cars starting to emerge while some favorites are likely to fade into the background...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.