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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 20, 2017 Eclipse v Grid On Monday a total eclipse of the sun is going to make its way across the US.  This is going to have a huge impact on the amount of solar power being sent to the electric grid.  The question is can the grid handle this power drop?...Continued

 

Sunday August 13, 2017 Workhorse Trucks Workhorse is the manufacturer of range extended electric step vans.  They have sold these vans to customers like Alpha Baking, Fed Ex and Brinks.  The step vans use the popular Morgan Olsen step van body mounted on a Workhorse chassis with their electric power train and a BMW range extender gas engine.  They are now in the process of introducing a range extended pick-up truck, the Workhorse W-15...Continued 

 

Sunday August 6, 2017 July 2017 EV Sales Another month, another sales record.  July 2017 was the best July on record for EV sales.  The last time that EV sales have not set a record month was in May 2016 which fell just 173 cars short of May 2015.  Overall an estimated 15,607 plug-in cars were sold in July, well ahead of the previous highest July sales in July 2016 which saw estimated sales of 13,067 cars...Continued 

 

Sunday Jul 30, 2017 Tesla Model 3 On Thursday night Tesla hosted an event at their factory in Freemont, CA where the Tesla cars are built, and the keys were handed over to the first 30 Model 3 customers.  At the meeting Elon Musk said that 50 cars had been built with 30 going to customers and 20 being held for testing.  It is believed that all of these first 30 customers are Tesla employees who will be effectively beta testing the car...Continued

 

Sunday July 23, 2017 Midwest Evolve Most of the buzz about EVs occurs on the two coasts, especially here in Californian and some of the East Cost states like New York and New jersey.  A couple of weeks ago I got an email letting me know about Midwest Evolved who are promoting EVs in the Midwest...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.