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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

  • Zenn Motors of Canada (ZNN.V) holds exclusive rights to build small electric cars using EEStor's forthcoming groundbreaking barium-based batteries. They also hold a 10% ownership stake in EEStor,...

  • Hyundai to Form Joint Venture With LG Chem to Produce Automotive Lithium-ion Batteries

    LG Chem of Korea is fast becoming one of the world's leaders in the production of lithium-ion batteries for automotive use.  The company has already been sourced to provide the cells for Chevrolet's upcoming Volt due out next year. Fellow countryman Hyundai is also buying batteries from LG Chem...

  • Chevy Volt Beats Nissan LEAF and Tesla Roadster Using MPGe

    There has been a lot of press lately stemming from GM's announcement that the Chevy Volt would get 230 mpg on city driving and Nissan's follow-up announcement that its LEAF EV would get 367 mpg. These calculations were made though using very different measurements and technically aren't...

  • Think Emerges From Bankruptcy, City EV Ready to Launch

    The saga of the Think City EV has turned a new page. During the recent financial meltdown, the small Norwegian electric car maker had to enter bankruptcy protection though buoyed in part by investments from EnerDel, the US-based battery maker that would be supplying lithium-ion cells for the car...

  • EEStor Awards Contract to Polarity Inc. to Produce EESU's Voltage Converter

    EEStor is the Texas-based company secretly developing an ultrahigh energy density, ultra-low cost, ultra-long -life new energy storage material that in theory would antiquate lithium-ion batteries overnight. Not unexpectedly there is much hype, excitement and intrigue surrounding the company's 10...

  • Pure Electric Plane Takes to the Sky

    Sure we are excited about electric cars and their ability to displace petroleum, but who wouldn't be thrilled about the idea of a pure electric plane? Since AllPlanesElectric.com hasn't been started yet we might as well talk about it here. A few weeks ago a Chinese start-up called Yuneec...


  • Toyota may be slow to actually adopt lithium-ion batteries into its cars, but it appears the company may be ahead of the pack when it come to basic scientific development.

    A report out of the Nikkei...

  • Pre-production Chevy Volt Test Ride Video

    General Motors has reached the pre-production phase of the Chevy Volt development program. At this point they have built 30 vehicles out of a total of 88 that will completed over the next several weeks. Although not entirely ready for production, these cars are for all intents and purposes about...

  • Tesla Motors Achieves Profitability

    On August 7th, Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors announced that they have achieved profitability, something CEO Elon Musk had previously predicted would happen. In the month of July they had $1 million of earnings on revenue of $20 million. In the same month they delivered 109 Roadsters, the most...

  • Nissan Exec Predicts LEAF EV Will Outsell Prius

    Even though the LEAF EV can only make it 100 miles before needing a recharge, and the Toyota Prius can drive limitlessy, Nissan predicts their electric car will outsell the Prius. "Hybrids won't get you there, range extended (plug-in hybrids) won't get you there," said Larry Dominique, Nissan North...

  • Nissan Confirms it Will Begin Selling First 5000 LEAF EVs in 2010

    The electric car karma has been very intense this August. First Nissan unveiled its LEAF EV, then the US government injected $2.4 billion into the EV industry, and most recently GM confirmed a plugin hybrid baby Buick Enclave is on its way. In a new interview, Nissan direct of product development...

  • GM Announces New Plug-in Hybrid Buick Crossover Set to Debut in 2011

    Today General Motors announced it will be building a brand new plug-in hybrid Buick compact crossover. The new car is similar in styling and features to the popular Buick Enclave but smaller. It will be launched in 2010 with a fuel efficient direct injection 4 cylinder engine or an optional V6. In...

  • As part of the $2.5 billion recovery act funding awarded to the electric car industry, the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec), ECOtality, Inc.(OTCBB: ETLY), was given a very...

  • A123 Systems Gets $249 Million Government Grant to Build Battery Factory in Michigan

    A123 is a Boston-based battery manufacturing company that has big plans to produce automotive lithium-ion cells in the USA. The company was formed from a lab at MIT where a unique nanophosphate cathode material was developed. This unique material enables a high power, high energy density, long-life...

  • 2011 Nissan LEAF Specs

    Seating capacity 5 Max speed Over 90 mph Drive powertrain layout Front motor, front drive Battery Laminated lithium-ion battery Electric motor (power, torque) High-response synchronousAC motor 80 kw, 280 Nm Battery capcity/power 24 kWh/Over 90 kW Cruising range Over 100 miles, US LA4 mode Major...

  • 2011 Nissan LEAF: Interior

    The Nissan LEAF is the Japanese automaker's mass market global electric car that will go on sale in selected markets in US, Japan, and Europe in 2010. Nissan plans for the car to be affordable and designed it to showcase the fact that it runs on electricity. What's true for the car's exterior in...

  • 2011 Nissan LEAF Price

    So we have now seen the 2011 Nissan LEAF all electric car. It is unique and interesting in appearance, setting itself aside from gas cars not only in function but form. As interesting as it looks and as well as it drives, and even more importantly as well as it avoids using gas, there is still one...

  • 2011 Nissan LEAF Production Electric Car Unveiled

    On August 1st in Japan Nissan unveiled its all new global production pure electric car to the world. The car known as the Nissan LEAF is slated for launch in late 2010 in Japan, the United States, and Europe.  The LEAF will use Nissan's proprietary 24 kwh laminate lithium ion battery pack and an...

  • If you have a big family with a few kids, live in the suburbs, and like to go to big box stores, chances are you either own or have considered owning a minivan. This staple of American society since...

  • Could an Electric Triumph Make its Triumphant Return?

    The Triumph TR-7 was an iconic vehicle long lost to the archives of history, though an occasional one can still be spotted on the roadways. The rights to the Triumph name were obtained by BMW in 1995 when it bought the Rover brand. The MINI E electric car field test program run by BMW has allocated...

  • Toyota Prius is Outselling the Honda Insight

    When Honda first introduced its new second generation Insight which it calls the "hybrid for everyone" in March, it was touted as a Prius killer.  Unfortunately for Honda, as a report in the LA Times puts it, "it is looking a lot like road kill." The third generation Prius went on sale in the US...

  • Report: Toyota Commits to Launching All-Electric Car in 2010

    At the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, Toyota revealed its electric iQ city car.  At the time is was purely a concept and Toyota did not state its intentions to get into the pure electric car game.  Indeed Toyota's longstanding reluctance to build pure electric cars is understandable as they...

  • Nissan Denies it Will Unveil Three EVs, Just One

      The drumbeat of anticipation is getting louder ahead of the unveiling of the new Nissan EV this coming weekend. In the midst of all this electric excitement some articles were published claiming Nissan wont be unveiling one, but three EVs. This derived from a report in Japan's Best Car Magazine...

  • Nissan Teases Picture of New EV and Opens Dedicated Website

    Nissan is gearing up for the global unveiling of its new pure electric car on August 2nd. They just released some more details about the car and demonstrated its drivetrain in a C-class sedan mule based on the Tiida/Versa. The car will be a 5 seat hatchback powered by an 80 KW motor and 24 kwh...

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