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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 20, 2018 – My Stay, My Car – This week I received a press release from Electra Meccanica about their participation in a program called My Stay, My Car that is offered by the Double Tree Inn located in Victoria, British Columbia. This Hilton property is located close to the ferry terminal and to the location where float planes land. Often its guests arrive on foot and so it has developed an innovative way to allow guests to explore the island...Continued
Sunday May 13, 2018 – Charging Model for Malls – Yesterday I was wandering around West LA where I checked 7 different chargers and all of them were in use. I began to get hungry so I stopped by Westside Pavilion Mall to get a bite to eat in the food court and an idea struck me about charging at Malls and Shopping Centers..Continued
Sunday May 6, 2018 – Shorting Tesla – Tesla released its results for the first quarter of 2018 and while these results exceeded analysts expectations there has been a fall in stock prices. This has been accompanied by another round of investors shorting Tesla stock...Continue
Sunday April 29, 2018 – China has Huge Lead in Electric Buses – This week I read an article on Bloomberg about how electric buses were cutting oil consumption to the point where it was beginning to hurt the oil industry. While this may be true the real story highlighted by the article was the huge lead that China was developed in the electric bus industry...Continued
Sunday April 22, 2018 – Electrified Roads – This week Twitter has been awash with tweets with links to an article in the Guardian titled "World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden". The article is about an experiment being conducted on a 1.2 mile stretch of highway where an electric strip has been installed to allow vehicles to charge as the travel along the road...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.