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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.
October 17, 2021 – EV Supply and Demand -- I originally started the evfinder website because I recognized that electric vehicles were a really great tool in the fight against air pollution. The problem was that they were extremely difficult to find. For most people the only options were to either purchase components and convert a gas car, or find a car that someone else had already converted...Continued
Ten Things to Address Global Warming – We have known for quite some time now that we need to take steps quickly to avoid the worst effects of Global Warming. There is not a silver bullet that will address this issue; we need to do multiple things all of which, done together, will help us avert a crisis which, in the worst-case scenario, could lead to a mass extinction event.
In a series of 10 articles, I will try and set out my vision for what needs to be done to prevent the world from overheating...Continued
Sunday March 7, 2021 – Green Hydrogen – I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz on Twitter about “Green Hydrogen”. It reminded me about every article about diesel using the term “clean diesel” when they were pushing diesel as a low CO2 emissions fuel. I thought it was time to take another look at hydrogen...Continued
Sunday December 27, 2020 – Farwell 2020 – It has been a long time since my last blog post but as the end of 2020 looms I thought it might be the time to review the past year. There has been two things that have dominated the news in 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic and the election in November which became a total fiasco as Trump refuses to conceed. It hasn't all been bad news though, electric vehicles did quite well this year...Continued
Sunday January 31, 2021 – PHEV Emissions Controversy – Earlier this month I saw a lot of articles about a new study coming out of Europe that seemed to show that plug-in Hybrids produced more CO2 than the manufacturer claimed and the equivalent ICE vehicle may product less CO2. Having driven a plug-in hybrid since 2012 I am very skeptical about this and thought I would set down some of my experiences.
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.