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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 February 19, 2017 – Electric Buses – While we all love to drive around in our cars, public transportation is vital to the functioning of our cities. In cities like London buses move millions of people every day. Even in car friendly Los Angeles many people rely on the bus to get them to work and home every day. There is a growing trend around the world to electrify the bus fleet...Continued
Sunday February 12, 2017 – Hyundai Ioniq Line – This week I got an email from Hyundai saying that two of the models from the Ioniq line of cars was about to hit dealerships, and it could be as early as tomorrow. I don't think their web developers got the same note because when I went to the Build screen on the Hyundai web site the Ioniq was not listed...Continued
Sunday February 5, 2017 – January 2017 EV Sales – The first month of 2017 saw a much lower level of sales than we saw in December but this was always expected. The good news is that we saw the highest ever EV sales for January. Not only that, but at an estimated 10,615 cars sold, we blew away the previous record set in January 2016 where just 6,221 cars were sold. Sales were actually much better than I expected fired by excellent results from two newcomers, the Chevrolet Bolt, and the Toyota Prius Prime...Continued
Auto Company CEOs v Fuel Economy – I just read an article on Newsmax about a meeting that President Trump held with the various CEOs of the Nation's largest automobile manufacturers and quite frankly, if the report is true, it wasn't good...Continued
Sunday January 22, 2017 – Lease Returns – One of the biggest arguments against plug-in cars has always been the cost. It even sometimes trickles into the thinking of EV Advocates. I was once talking about the need for public charging so that people who live in apartment buildings or have to park on the street would be able to drive a plug-in vehicle, and was told that people who live in apartments couldn't afford plug-in vehicles. It wasn't true then and it is even less true now...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.