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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.

My Articles

  

 

Electrifying Times

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Santa Monica Alt Fuel Expo  

Firefly Energy

Gildo's Fetish

What's happening at Smart

GMC Sierra hybrid

Cruising the Las Vegas Strip in a Kool Kar

Ford Focus PZEV at LA Auto Show

Why is GM Crushing their EV-1s

Battle Rages over the ZEV mandate

 

EV World

  2015 LA Auto Show

  2014 LA Auto Show Part 2

2014 LA Auto Show part 1

2013 LA Auto Show Par 2

2013 LA Auto Show Part 1

Test Driving the BMW i3

2012 LA Auto Show Part 2

2012 LA auto Show Part 1

10 Plug-in cars you can buy today

It's Not Easy Making Cars

Economics of EV Charging

2011 LA Auto Show Prt 2

2011 LA Auto Show Prt 1

Switching to the Volt

2010 LA Auto Show Prt 2

2010 LA Auto Show Prt 1

Test Driving the Volvo C30 DRIVe

Battery Range: Yours will vary

2009 LA Auto Show Prt 1

2009 LA Auto Show Prt 2

Cash for Clunkers

Reality of Fast Charging

When states get in the way

2008 LA Auto Show

2007 LA Auto Show

GM Electric Cars II, 2006 LA Auto Show  

An Electric Car murder mystery

Prius Madness

A Shade Greener

2005 LA Auto Show

Doing the 04 LA Auto Show

Why we need alternatives to oil

2002 LA Auto Show

 

Green Hybrid

Lexus GS450H Test Drive

 

Sunday January 5, 2020 Could US Go Solar?  A few weeks ago I read somewhere that an area of the southwestern desert in the US only 60 miles by 60 miles could host enough solar panels to replace all the energy generation needed for the USA.  I was skeptical so I did some calculations...Continued

 

Sunday December 29, 2019 Miami Trip  Over Christmas I had to be in Miami for a family gathering.  It is the first time I have flown anywhere in at least 10 years and I have blown my carbon budget for the year.  Still, it was good getting out of California for a change and it gave me a chance to see somewhere that has not adopted the California emissions rules...Continued

 

Sunday December 22, 2019 Charging Infrastructure Struggle - One of the biggest concerns about switching to an electric vehicle is the long charge times.  When electric vehicles were short range commuter cars there was no real problem, you just plugged in overnight and had a "full tank" in the morning.  Things are changing though...Continued

 

Sunday September 20, 2019 Madrid Talks Fizzle For the last two weeks UN climate negotiations have been going on in Madrid to try and create more ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions.  After negotiations extended into Sunday the talks closed accomplishing essentially nothing...Continued

 

Sunday December 1, 2019 Mustang Mach-e - On March 9, 1964 the first Mustang rolled off the line at the Ford assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan and into History. Now known as the 1964 1/2, it was the concept of Lee Iacocca, vice president and general manager of Ford Division, and is often credited with saving Ford...Continued

 

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Media

 

 

Video

Jay Leno picks up his Volt

What is the electric car Plug-in America Press Conference in Sacremento

EV Parade in Oslo for Al Gore

Toyota Plug-in Prius

Tango Google Presentation

Plug-in America Video

EV1 Madness

Electric Wheels on Salem News.com

Eliica 

Xebra Pickup

Xebra on NBC 11 News

Surprise Xmas Gift

Corvette v T-Zero

Venturi Fetish

Tango

Wrightspeed X1

Bleecker Electric Cars

 

Books

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.