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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 September 23, 2018 Electric Cargo Movers The VW Dieselgate scandal had a very big impact on the battle to clean up our air.  It made many people realize that diesel was not a clean technology; that clean diesel was an oxymoron.  The result is that instead of embracing diesel governments around the world, especially in Europe, are now looking to ban it altogether.  Diesel trucks are the mainstay of cargo handling and so alternatives have to be found...Continued

 

Sunday August 12, 2018 Hurricane Florence It is just a little over a year ago that Hurricane Harvey stalled along the Texas coastline lashing the area from Houston as far west as Louisiana with massive amounts of rain.  Now North and South Carolina are witnessing a similar situation after Hurricane Florence make landfall close to Wilmington, NC...Continued

 

Sunday Sep 9, 2018 Tesla Killers It will come as no surprise that some people have been trying to manipulate the media to try and bring down Tesla.  There have been several articles lately that provide insight into the way that news is being manipulated, especially through social media, to spread bad news about a company that is providing the US with both technological leadership  and employing a large number of US workers.  One of the latest moves is to dub some of the new range of electric cars coming out as "Tesla Killers"...Continued 

 

Sunday September 2, 2018 Grid Energy Storage I was reading some articles about global warming and came across an article in The Verge about the issues that are being faced at San Onofre nuclear power plant here in Southern California.  I often see articles about how nuclear power is the only way to provide enough energy to provide for the world's needs without burning fossil fuels, usually written by someone in the nuclear power generation business...Continued

 

Sunday August 26, 2018 Why Are EVs Not Being Mass Produced? Yesterday on Twitter I saw a post from Paul Scott with a link to his answer on Quora to the question "We already have the technology but why are electric vehicles being mass produced?".  That's a good question...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.