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Lyle Dennis, Editor-in-Chief

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Dr. Lyle Dennis conceived of AllCarsElectric.com as a place for like-minded people to convene to bear witness to and participate in the nascent electric car revolution. <br/><br/>Lyle is a neurologist and lifetime New Yorker who gained national recognition thorough his other site <a href="http://www.GM-Volt.com">http://www.GM-Volt.com</a> which has helped play a role in getting GM to move its Chevy Volt electric car concept into production. <br/><br/>He believes strongly in displacing petroleum as a fuel source for the US automotive fleet instead shifting to the electric grid for both energy diversity and reduced US petroleum dependence. <br/><br/>He continues to play an acitve role encouraging adoption, manufacture, and infrastructure development for electric vehicles.

Articles

  • Prior to going into government sponsored bankruptcy, Chrysler had displayed several electric car concepts including a 200C extended range electric vehicle and a 2 seat electric roadster.

    Since...

  • DOE Aware of EEStor but Has Never Seen Functioning Technology

    We are following the compelling EEStor story here on All Cars Electric.  As many people are aware, the company is reportedly on the threshold of unveiling its barite-based energy storage devices for use in Zenn Motors electric car powertrains. These EESUs, as they are known, have been in...

  • Zenn Motors to Cease Low Speed EV Manufacture in Preparation for EEStor Powerplant Sales

    Zenn Motors is the Canadian manufacturer of low speed electric vehicles that has partnered with EEStor Inc, a company reportedly on the edge of revolutionizing energy storage. Zenn originally was formed to make low speed electric cars which they have been selling since 2006.  The company's bigger...

  • Official Chevy Volt Song Revealed

    General Motors considers education a very important element in marketing the Chevrolet Volt. People have to understand the benefits of driving on electricity for environmental, social , and economic aspects.  Learning the meaning of range anxiety and the advantage of an EREV over a pure EV is...

  • Is EEStor Expanding its Facility?

    The world waits as secretive Texas startup EEStor (well it's 9 years old) develops a breakthrough battery for electric cars, and many other applications, called the EESU. These barium-based ultracapacitors in scalable arrays would be far cheaper, longer-lived, smaller and lighter than the best...

  • EnerDel and U.S. Army Collaborate on New “Hybrid Humvee”

    Electrification of the automobile has been proliferating in many interesting ways.  Perhaps one of the more surprising yet sensible ideas is the apparent plan to hybridize the military's Humvee. The Humvee is of course the massive armored and powerful any-terrain vehicle that the US military uses...

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    Fisker CEO and founder Henrik Fisker was joined by US Vice-President Joe Biden in a dormant former GM assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to announce that the plant will be purchased by Fisker.

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  • CEO: Nissan Will Not Build a Dedicated Hybrid

    Nissan CEO Carols Ghosn has been aggressive in moving his company to market electric vehicles.  The Nissan LEAF has been unveiled, is soon to go on a US tour and will go on sale in selected markets late next year. The 100 mile range pure EV reportedly has a waitlist of 20,000 people. Nissan has...

  • Zenn Motors Did Not Get Unsolicited DOE Funding to Build US-based R&D Facility

    Zenn Motors is the Canadian electric car company which is 10.7% owner of secretive ultra-capacitor start-up EEStor.  Texas-based EEStor is said to be building a new breakthrough barium-based battery that will be far lighter, smaller, cheaper, and long-lived than current lithium-ion cells. EEStor...

  • Zenn Motors Remains Confident of EESU Delivery by Year End

    The saga of the Zenn Motors and EEStor continues to wind on. For those that don't know, EEStor is a Texas-startup reportedly secretly building a powerful new energy storage medium that is far lighter, faster-charging, cheaper and longer-lived than lithium ion cells. Zenn is a Canadian company, and...

  • Nissan Begins Series of LEAF EV YouTube Videos

    Nissan is embracing social media in getting out the message about its LEAF EV, set to launch in selected US markets in late 2010. Nissan predicts there will be 20,000 early adopters in those markets lined up and ready to buy the 100 mile range EV. The company has partnered with EV charging...

  • Did EEStor Certify its EESU in September?

    We follow EEStor developments closely because if their technology comes to fruition it would radically and rapidly revolutionize the electrification of the automobile. Their unique technology capacitor-based battery, in theory, is far more energy dense and low weight than lithium ion , is cheap to...

  • Fisker Nina

    California-based Fisker Automotive was recently awarded a $529 million government loan from the DOE to be used for the design and production of plug-in cars. Most of the funds are earmarked towards...

  • Spotlight on EV Charging Infrastructure Company eTec

    eTec is the wholly-owned and largest subsidiary of Ecotality (ETLY.OB).  The company is in the business of EV charging infrastructure sales and deployment and recently received a matched $99 million government grant to study EV charging opportunities and behavior on a wide scale. According to Don...

  • A123 Systems IPO Begins Trading

    A new era of US economical history has begun. A123 Systems is the Watertown Massachusetts based lithium-ion battery company that was born out of a lab at MIT. The company has developed a unique lithium-ion nanophosphate cathode material that enables high energy and power density batteries, that are...

  • ZENN CEO Says EESU Status on Track, No Relation to Decision not to Sell cityZENN

      Zenn Motors has recently indicated it no longer plans to mass produce its own highway capable electric car called the cityZENN, instead focusing on development and sale of EEStor-powered electric car drivetrains called ZENNergy Drive. Zenn is a 10% owner in Texas-bases EEStor believed to be...

  • Zenn Motors Announces it no Longer Plans to Sell cityZenn Electric Car, Just EESU-Powered Drivetrains

    Ian Clifford is the CEO of Zenn Motors.  His company has a 10.7% ownership stake in EEStor, the US based company supposedly secretly building a breakthrough battery that is ultralight, low-cost, and long-lived that doesn't require lithium and can be created using-screen printing techniques. Zenn...

  • Fisker Automotive Gets $529 Million Government Loan to Build $39,000 Plug-in Electric Car

      On Tuesday Fisker Automotive announced that they were selected to receive a $528.7 million loan from the US government.  Considered part of the ATVM loan program, the money will be used to develop an assembly plant to construct affordable electric cars in the United States.  It is expected to...

  • Electric car enthusiasts are excited about the potential EEStor's as-yet-unseen product known as the EESU represents. An extremely lightweight, low-cost battery that can be charged in minutes and...

  • Smart USA Chooses Coulomb Technologies to Supply EV Chargers

    The Smart fortwo ED is an upcoming pure electric car. It will be built by Daimler and use lithium-ion battery packs supplied by Tesla Motors. Testing of prototypes has been underway in Europe since 2007. Earlier this year Daimler announced it would be bringing the vehicle into global production...

  • Op-Ed: Congress Should Expand Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program to Include Motorcycles and Scooters

    The following is the opinion of Jason M. Hendler whose blog can be seen here. Currently, the Congress is debating an expansion of the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program to include vehicles like the Aptera 2e/2h. The House passed legislation that would define any vehicle that...

  • Hypermiling the Ford Fusion Hybrid

    The following is a guest post by Richard Bornemann who runs the dedicated website http://fusionhybridhypermiler.blogspot.com/. I’ve always been a car guy. Mostly a high performance car guy, truth be told. Still am. But when Ford came out with the Fusion Hybrid I was intrigued. From early reports...

  • Live Chat: GM Project Driveway Fuel Cell Program Passes 1 Million Miles

      Two years ago GM launched its fuel cell Equinox fleet test program known as Project Driveway. To date, 70 families and thousands of media people throughout the nation have logged over 1 million miles in these hydrogen-powered SUVs. They are smooth, quiet electrically-driven vehicles that are...

  • EEStor Production Facility Toured

    The crescendo is building towards the EEStor revolution. EEStor is the stealth-mode Texas startup developing ultracapacitors called EESUs that have several fold higher energy and power densities than lithium ion batteries, are scalable to any size, cost a fraction of what lithium-ion cells to do...

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