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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 February 19, 2017 Electric Buses While we all love to drive around in our cars, public transportation is vital to the functioning of our cities.  In cities like London buses move millions of people every day.  Even in car friendly Los Angeles many people rely on the bus to get them to work and home every day.  There is a growing trend around the world to electrify the bus fleet...Continued 

 

Sunday February 12, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Line This week I got an email from Hyundai saying that two of the models from the Ioniq line of cars was about to hit dealerships, and it could be as early as tomorrow.  I don't think their web developers got the same note because when I went to the Build screen on the Hyundai web site the Ioniq was not listed...Continued

 

Sunday February 5, 2017 January 2017 EV Sales The first month of 2017 saw a much lower level of sales than we saw in December but this was always expected.  The good news is that we saw the highest ever EV sales for January.  Not only that, but at an estimated 10,615 cars sold, we blew away the previous record set in January 2016 where just 6,221 cars were sold.  Sales were actually much better than I expected fired by excellent results from two newcomers, the Chevrolet Bolt, and the Toyota Prius Prime...Continued

 

Auto Company CEOs v Fuel Economy I just read an article on Newsmax about a meeting that President Trump held with the various CEOs of the Nation's largest automobile manufacturers and quite frankly, if the report is true, it wasn't good...Continued

 

Sunday January 22, 2017 Lease Returns One of the biggest arguments against plug-in cars has always been the cost.  It even sometimes trickles into the thinking of EV Advocates.  I was once talking about the need for public charging so that people who live in apartment buildings or have to park on the street would be able to drive a plug-in vehicle, and was told that people who live in apartments couldn't afford plug-in vehicles.  It wasn't true then and it is even less true now...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.