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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 December 9, 2018 – Sedans Being Phased Out – Right now people in the USA are not buying sedans in large numbers, at least they are not buying US built ICE powered sedans in large numbers. While the sedan market is slow, sales of SUVs and Pickup Trucks are booming. This has led both GM and Ford to announce that they are going to phase out their sedan line-up...Continued
Sunday December 2, 2018 – 2018 LA Auto Show - The LA Auto Show kicked off this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center and it is amazing to see how far we have come with plug-in vehicles since I started covering the show over a decade ago. Back then it was the occasional NEV, a few standard hybrids and perhaps a concept car or two. This year the show was teaming with them...Contunued
Sunday November 25, 2018 – Fourth National Climate Assessment – The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released with little fanfare on November 23, 2018. The Global Change Research Act of 1990 calls for the release of a report on the impacts of climate change every for years and this one was quite grim...Continued
Sunday November 18, 2018 – EV Tax Credit Extension – The current Federal EV tax credit, which can be a maximum of $7,500, is set to phase out after a car company sells 200,000 plug-in vehicles. So far Tesla is the only car company that has reached this figure but GM and Nissan are coming very close to this target...Continued
Sunday Nov 11, 2018 – California Burns Again – On Saturday Afternoon I visited Century Shopping Center and as I was walking around the mall I began to smell smoke. It got worse as time passed until the sky became a brownish gray color and the air became difficult to breath. What I was smelling was smoke coming from the Woolsey fire that is burning across parts of Ventura and LA Counties...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.