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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

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 2

Cash for Clunkers

Reality of Fast Charging

When states get in the way

2008 LA Auto Show

2007 LA Auto Show  

An Electric Car murder mystery

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 24, 2023 – Mach-e 1 Year of Ownership - Last Wednesday I took my Mach-e in for its first service. I have owned this car for one year and have put a little over 6,000 miles on the car. So far, while there has been a few hick-ups with the technology it has been very reliable and fun to drive...Continued


Sunday August 6, 2023 – EV Trip planning - One of the biggest difficulties faced by the driver of an electric vehicle is the current state of charging infrastructure. It can make it very difficult for someone who is not able to charge at home. Long road trips are possible with electric vehicles, people have been doing them since the days of the EV1, but long trips currently require careful planning...Continued


January 15, 2023 – Wyoming Plans to Phase Out Sales of EVs - Several states here in the US, led by California, have set up legislation to block the sale of ICE vehicles by 2035. Sixteen other companies, including the world’s largest car market China, have also plans to abolish the sale of gas vehicles over the next 20 years. Wyoming is considering a different path...Continued


Sunday December 25, 2022 – Electric Road Trip – I did my first road trip in the Mach-e this week.  My wife and I traveled from our home in the San Fernando valley to Laughlin, NV to visit friends in Bullhead City, AZ.  From home to the hotel in Laughlin was 288 miles with our friends home just across the river about 5 miles away...Continued


November 27, 2022 – Plug-in Vehicles in Thailand - My wife and I just blew our entire carbon budget for a year on a bucket list trip to Thailand. The trip was a wonderful experience and while seeing the sites and experiencing the culture there I got a chance to see how they were progressing in the way of plug-in vehicles...Continued


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Jay Leno picks up his Volt

What is the electric car Plug-in America Press Conference in Sacramento

EV Parade in Oslo for Al Gore

Toyota Plug-in Prius

Tango Google Presentation

Plug-in America Video

EV1 Madness

Electric Wheels on


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.