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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 March 18, 2018 – Still Hard to Buy a BEV – Back in 1999 I tried to buy a BEV and it proved way too hard which is why I founded evfinder.com. While it is much easier now it can still be frustratingly difficult as a friend of mine found out recently while trying to find an all electric car...Continued
Sunday March 11, 2018 – February 2018 EV Sales – Another month, another sales record. February 2018 was the best February 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 16,489 plug-in cars were sold in February, about 30% ahead of the previous highest February sales set in 2017 which saw estimated sales of 12,375 cars.
Sunday March 4, 2018 – Tax Credit Phase Out – Normally for the first blog of the month I would report on Sales for plug-in vehicles but unfortunately some manufacturers have decided to stop breaking out sales numbers for plug-in vehicles. This means that the actual number of sales will take longer to estimate and so there will be a delay in getting the numbers to report. I thought I might take this time to review the Federal tax credit as it seems that some manufactures may begin the phase out period later this year...Continued
Sunday February 25, 2018 – Ioniq Problems – This week I read an article on Electrek from Jordan Kahn, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who has been experiencing some intermittent charging issues when trying to charge using the 110V charger that came with his Hyundai Ioniq Electric...Continued
Sunday February 18, 2018 – EV Corridor Analysis Tool – Earlier this week I received a press release from the Georgetown Climate Center announced the availability of an electric vehicle (EV) corridor analysis tool developed by M.J. Bradley & Associates. This tool is designed to allow input from EV drivers about potential locations for DC fast charging stations that will serve major corridors in the North East from Washington DC to Main...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.