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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 July 15, 2018 – 2018 Q2 Sales Overview – For the past few years I have been reporting on monthly sales figures even though some companies like Tesla and Fiat/Chrysler America didn't give out monthly sales numbers. Well starting at the end of May several more companies including GM and BMW switched to reporting sales quarterly so I have decided to switch to a quarterly report just giving the highlights...Continued
Sunday July 8, 2018 – GM Ups Volt Charge Rate – During the life of a car each model usually goes through a number of changes ranging from major redesigns to small changes know as a mid-cycle refresh. GM has just announced the specs for a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 Volt and while most of the changes are pretty minor, it does include one rather important update...Continued
Sunday Jul 1, 2018 – Hybrid Smog Check – A couple of weeks ago I got a renewal notice from the California DMV for registration on my Prius Plug-in. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and read the phrase "Smog Check Required"...Continued
Sunday June 24, 2018 – Colorado to Adopt California Rules – This week Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order directing the state's Department of Public Health and Environment to draft legislation for low emission vehicles that will incorporate the stricter rules set by California. If the rules are adopted when they come before the legislature in August Colorado will become the 14th state to adopt the California legislation...Continued
Sunday Jun 17, 2018 – Global Warming, Greenland, and Vikings – Last week I was reading an article on one of those sites that claim global warming is a hoax. The main thrust of the article seemed to be that Vikings were farming in Greenland during the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and now the land they farmed is under "thousands of feet of ice". Could this be true?...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.