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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 5, 2020 – Could US Go Solar? – A few weeks ago I read somewhere that an area of the southwestern desert in the US only 60 miles by 60 miles could host enough solar panels to replace all the energy generation needed for the USA. I was skeptical so I did some calculations...Continued
Sunday December 29, 2019 – Miami Trip – Over Christmas I had to be in Miami for a family gathering. It is the first time I have flown anywhere in at least 10 years and I have blown my carbon budget for the year. Still, it was good getting out of California for a change and it gave me a chance to see somewhere that has not adopted the California emissions rules...Continued
Sunday December 22, 2019 – Charging Infrastructure Struggle - One of the biggest concerns about switching to an electric vehicle is the long charge times. When electric vehicles were short range commuter cars there was no real problem, you just plugged in overnight and had a "full tank" in the morning. Things are changing though...Continued
Sunday September 20, 2019 – Madrid Talks Fizzle – For the last two weeks UN climate negotiations have been going on in Madrid to try and create more ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions. After negotiations extended into Sunday the talks closed accomplishing essentially nothing...Continued
Sunday December 1, 2019 – Mustang Mach-e - On March 9, 1964 the first Mustang rolled off the line at the Ford assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan and into History. Now known as the 1964 1/2, it was the concept of Lee Iacocca, vice president and general manager of Ford Division, and is often credited with saving Ford...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.