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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 August 12, 2018 Range Rover Goes PHEV For fans of the SUV, the Range Rover is one of the most desirable vehicles available, and soon there will be a plug-in hybrid version heading to the US...Continued


Sunday Aug 5, 2018 New EV Sales High I was doing a check of the EVs that were listed on eBay UK and I  came across this little gem - "Other-Uk-Other-British-All-Models-Hatchback-0-0-Automatic-Electric".  This was not being sold by some private seller but by a dealer who actually had several of them all listed with the same description.  Would you like to take a guess what this was?...Continued


Sunday July 29, 2018 EV Driver Bill of Rights This week I received an email from Plug-in America that talked about the introduction of resolution 117, known as the EV driver Bill of Rights, into the California Assembly.  The resolution, which is promoted by Plug-in America, was introduced by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi.  It sets out what EV Drivers should expect in both the buying experience and with charging infrastructure...Continued


Sunday Jul 22, 2018 BMW i8 Roadster Last week I was sitting at a traffic light on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills when this hot looking convertible sports car pulled up beside me.  The car looked very familiar and as I glanced over my left shoulder to get a better look I read "Roadster" on the side of the car.  My thoughts immediately jumped to the Tesla Roadster but it didn't look like either the old one of the new one they have under development so I was left wondering what it could be...Continued


Sunday July 15, 2018 2018 Q2 Sales Overview For the past few years I have been reporting on monthly sales figures even though some companies like Tesla and Fiat/Chrysler America didn't give out monthly sales numbers.  Well starting at the end of May several more companies including GM and BMW switched to reporting sales quarterly so I have decided to switch to a quarterly report just giving the highlights...Continued


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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


Xebra Pickup

Xebra on NBC 11 News

Surprise Xmas Gift

Corvette v T-Zero

Venturi Fetish


Wrightspeed X1

Bleecker Electric Cars



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.