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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 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
Sunday November 4, 2018 – eBay Search Tips – Over the last couple of years, changes in the way that eBay does searching has been getting harder and harder for me. Finally in mid October I took the very difficult decision to stop updating my eBay Classifieds page with new listings. Since I am no longer listing sales on eBay I decided to give some tips from what I have learned over the years to help people search for themselves...Continued
Sunday October 28, 2018 – Renewable and Energy Poverty – I was reading some articles about global warming this week and came across an article about a group called "The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation". The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is a Christian based group that appears to be a big supporter of climate change denial...Continued
Sunday October 21, 2018 – Jaguar i-Pace – It has been a while since I was able to list a delivery of the first fully electric vehicle from a major OEM. This week we saw Jaguar make the very first delivery in the US of the much anticipated i-Pace to a retail customer...Continued
Sunday October 14, 2018 – 2018 Santa Monica Alt Fuel Expo – In recent years Santa Monica has hosted its annual Alt Fuel Vehicle Expo as part of Drive Electric Week but this year they went back to running the Expo in October. I have to say that this year the event was the worst I have ever attended and I think I have only missed one year since they started these events on third street promenade back in the late 1990s...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.