Posts by Lyle Dennis

InsideEVs Co-Founder Launches Apple Car Site

We are fast approaching an inflection point in the history of the automobile.  In the more than 100 years since automobiles were first invented there have been several stages of technological progress.  In the past 10 years we have witnessed the arrival of the electric car, and hence the genesis…

2 years ago by Lyle Dennis 32

Ford C-Max Energi Fuel Economy

I received delivery of my 2013 C-Max Energi plugin hybrid ten days ago and have been enjoying it ever since. Last week I posted my first early experience and compared it to longer term two year experience driving the Chevy Volt.  I offered to take your questions in the comments. For…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 27

Audi Developing 283 MPG Plugin Four Seater

According to oversees automotive outlet Whatcar, Audi has been developing a new entry to the plugin market. The car will utilize a tiny 1.0 liter gas engine and sit atop the current A-1 compact car platform.  Audi is internally calling it the “1.0 liter car” that will be “affordable”.  Whatcar received…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 4

Study Finds EV Buyers are Affluent and Well Educated

Growing electric car adoption to a large market is of critical importance. So far adoption of EVs have been slow, and some research suggests that interest is even waning as of late. EV marketing is tricky business. The cars are more complex than traditional vehicles, understanding fuel economy and the…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 4

GM Offers Chevrolet Spark EV Specs

General Motors following up on its early though slow going success of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car is gearing up to launch a pure EV in the US, appropriately called the Chevy Spark. The Spark will join the Volt in GMs’ quest to sell 500,000 electric cars by…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 38

Is Ford Readying a Plug-in People Mover?

Yesterday Ford announced a new vehicle in its lineup called the Transit Connect Wagon. It is based on the current Transit Connect cargo van except the new vehicle is designed to carry people rather than cargo. It is a modern new riff on the minivan that Ford President Mark Fields…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 8

Musk: Exciting Announcements Coming

Tesla Motors has indeed come a long way.  They were the first to kindle the fire of the EV revolution with the handmade low volume Roadster first built in 2006.  Those efforts inspired all the automakers to build EVs. Under the leadership of serial entrepreneur, PayPal and Space-X founder Elon Musk…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 8

New Wireless Charging System Available for Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf

Beginning in April of next year, current owners of Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts will be able to have wireless inductive charging systems installed in their garages. The new option comes as a result of an agreement achieved between SPX Service Systems and aftermarket firm Evatran. Customers will receive both a new charging station as well as an adapter installed on…

5 years ago by Lyle Dennis 4