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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 August 20, 2017 – Eclipse v Grid – On Monday a total eclipse of the sun is going to make its way across the US. This is going to have a huge impact on the amount of solar power being sent to the electric grid. The question is can the grid handle this power drop?...Continued
Sunday August 13, 2017 – Workhorse Trucks – Workhorse is the manufacturer of range extended electric step vans. They have sold these vans to customers like Alpha Baking, Fed Ex and Brinks. The step vans use the popular Morgan Olsen step van body mounted on a Workhorse chassis with their electric power train and a BMW range extender gas engine. They are now in the process of introducing a range extended pick-up truck, the Workhorse W-15...Continued
Sunday August 6, 2017 – July 2017 EV Sales – Another month, another sales record. July 2017 was the best July 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 15,607 plug-in cars were sold in July, well ahead of the previous highest July sales in July 2016 which saw estimated sales of 13,067 cars...Continued
Sunday Jul 30, 2017 – Tesla Model 3 – On Thursday night Tesla hosted an event at their factory in Freemont, CA where the Tesla cars are built, and the keys were handed over to the first 30 Model 3 customers. At the meeting Elon Musk said that 50 cars had been built with 30 going to customers and 20 being held for testing. It is believed that all of these first 30 customers are Tesla employees who will be effectively beta testing the car...Continued
Sunday July 23, 2017 – Midwest Evolve – Most of the buzz about EVs occurs on the two coasts, especially here in Californian and some of the East Cost states like New York and New jersey. A couple of weeks ago I got an email letting me know about Midwest Evolved who are promoting EVs in the Midwest...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.