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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 21, 2017 – Next EV for EV Drivers – This week Cleantechnia released the results of a survey they conducted of 2,000 EV drivers in 28 countries asking questions like what EV they will purchase next and what they desired in a future EV. The survey results have some bias as it was not taken from a random selection of people but amongst Cleantechnia readers who voluntarily filled out their survey. Still, the results are quite interesting...Continued
Sunday May 14, 2017 – Range Anxiety – I read a couple of interesting articles this week about range anxiety so I thought that it was time to revisit this topic as it is often cited as a major reason why people are not buying electric cars...Continued
Sunday May 7, 2017 – April 2017 EV Sales – Another month, another sales record. April 2017 was the best April 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 13,152 plug-in cars were sold in April, well ahead of the previous record set in April 2016 which saw estimated sales of 10,531 cars. Set this against a backdrop of general auto sales which were down about 4.7% in April and thing begin to look bright for plug-in sales, although it is the increasing number of plug-in models that is helping keep sales growing...Continued
Sunday April 30, 2017 – New EV Tax in California – This week Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new bill that will increase gasoline tax by about 12 cents per gallon to fund improvements to the California's infrastructure. Since EVs don't use gasoline they would not contribute to these infrastructure improvements so the bill includes a provision to place a $100 tax for electric vehicles that will be added to the annual registration fees. These taxes will rise each year as they are inflation linked...Continued
Sunday April 23, 2017 – BMW Installing Chargers – Last week BMW installed the first of 100 chargers it is planning on rolling out to National Parks across the country. The first four chargers were commissioned at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in Orange New Jersey. On top of that BMW is going to be picking up the cost of the electricity for the first six months making the chargers free...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.