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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 September 15, 2019 – Subaru Crosstrek PHEV – Now that the California Air Resources Board has extended the ZEV mandate to include medium sized manufacturers we have been seeing a scramble to get plug-in cars on the road. One of the latest of these is Subaru who started selling a plug-in version of the Crosstrek in February. Like Chrysler Subaru has chosen to call this the Crosstrek Hybrid with no reference to it being a plug-in in the name.
Sunday August 25, 2019 – 2019 Fleet Sales to Drive EV Growth – Back in 2006 there wasn't much available on the EV Market. The EV1, RAV4-EV and EV+ were gone and the Tesla Roadster was still a couple of years away from production. That was the year that ZAP introduced the Xebra. Shortly after the launch of the Xebra, I met with ZAP CEO Gary Star at their headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA. Gary said something to me that day which really struck in my mind...Contiued
Sunday August 11, 2019 – CO2 Emissions from Jet Fuel - There has been much in the press recently about the Google Camp event held in Sicily at the end of July which, this year, was addressing Climate Change. The big issue that was being banded about was that many of the politicians and celebrities attending the meeting flew there on private jets or arrived aboard luxury Yachts, and were chauffeured around town in Maserati SUVs making their carbon footprint huge...Continued
Sunday August 4, 2019 – Earth Overshoot Day – July 29 has been declared Earth Overshoot Day by the Global Footprint Network. It represents the day when the people of Earth have consumed a year's worth of resources. It is used to illustrate that the world is still burning resources faster than they can be renewed meaning that if we continue down this path we will eventually run out of natural resources...Continued
Sunday July 28, 2019 – 2019 Independence Day EV Count – This year for Independence day Plug-in America set a challenge to go out and do a count of Plug-in Vehicles around your neighborhood. The results were submitted to the Plug-in America web site and then tallied to try and get an estimate of the percentage of vehicles that were plug-in by state...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.