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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 May 19, 2019 Maxwell bought by Tesla On Thursday a press release from Tesla said that it had completed the acquisition of capacitor and battery company Maxwell Technologies. This acquisition opens up a whole new path for battery improvement for Tesla...Continued

Sunday May 4, 2019 Kia Niro EV - This week, with no fanfare, the all electric version of the Kia Niro began to arrive on dealer lots in Southern California.  The Kia Niro EV adds to the existing line of small SUVs which include an ICE version and a Plug-in Hybrid.  I did a search of inventory here in the LA area and so far I only came up with two cars on dealer lots. When I widened the search  to 50 miles I came up with a total of 14.  All of the ones I saw were the EX trim...Continued


Sunday April 21, 2019 2019 New York Auto Show There were plenty of electric vehicles on show at this year's New York Auto Show but that's because most manufacturers have one or more plug-in cars to sell.  There were a few new faces around, mostly concepts, but some that will be showing up  in dealerships in the next few months...Continued


Sunday April 14, 2019 Laughable Denier Article I usually keep tabs on the latest research into global warming and in doing so I have to wade through a load of articles from deniers.  These are usually posted in sites like the Daily Caller, Brietbart, and What's Up With That.  This week I came across one headline doing the rounds that read "Scientists Prove Man-Made Global Warming A Hoax" - This I couldn't miss...Continued 


Sunday April 7, 2019 2019 Q1 Sales Overview  It should have come as no surprise that the sales results for the first quarter of 2019 were way off from the results of the forth quarter of 2018 as the first quarter has traditionally been the slowest quarter of the year for EV Sales.  2019 was no exception but sales for the quarter were still up by an estimated 5,869 vehicles from the first quarter of 2018...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.