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About Jacek Fior

Jacek Fior Jacek is an entrepreneurial type who sees opportunities all around. He engages in numerous climate related projects, including a magazine in Polish and English called ClimateNow!. One of his many passions, besides card tricks and mixology, is electric cars and their introduction on the market. Professionally, he works as a sales manager and moves freely on various product markets.



Author Archives: Jacek Fior

ChargePolska Will Make Polish EV Drivers Happy

October 20th, 2020 | by Jacek Fior

“I want it fast and I want it free” would probably be the best summary of how I feel about EV charging. Some of you will say it’s naive and some will say it doesn’t reflect market principles — and I will repeat that I want it fast and I want it free


A Tale of Two Movies

September 5th, 2020 | by Jacek Fior

I’m at awe at how humanity doesn’t change much, and no matter what age it is, we seem to be in the same dichotomy of contradicting forces of good and evil, where both good and evil will have differing definitions depending on who you ask (you could be surprised to learn the source of all evil in Poland today is ... the rainbow)


Driving The Porsche Taycan Across Europe

August 8th, 2020 | by Jacek Fior

Every year we see some adventurers embarking on e-races and trips all around the world. I have myself reported on a few by Tomek Gać in Europe, from Poland to Macedonia and Sicily, and by Arkady Fiedler across Africa


In Defense Of PHEVs (Probably Part One)

August 3rd, 2020 | by Jacek Fior

Within two weeks in June, I read two articles on CleanTechnica that somehow made me blush a little. The first one openly said the era of PHEVs must end (something I have said a few times myself, to be honest) and the second one was on SUVs being responsible for growing transport emissions in the EU. The reason I blushed was that a few days before the first of the two articles came out, I had decided to buy (or, to be precise, long-term hire/rent) a PHEV SUV, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid


Elon Asks, Poland Delivers — EV Emojis For The World

March 26th, 2020 | by Jacek Fior

Reporting from the frontlines of the EV revolution in Poland, I'm back with some good news after a long absence here. Yes, I felt a little upset about the Tesla Berlin thing. It hurt, Elon, especially when there was so much potential next door. But we Poles are not grudge-bearers (unless it’s about soccer), so be assured you still have many friends here. As a token of this friendship, we thought we would make one of your wishes come true. I guess not only yours, but you have mentioned it at least once or twice


13 Reasons A Tesla Gigafactory Should Be In Poland

July 31st, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

This article was initially published in September 2018. Now that Poland has a Tesla service center (and more coming), we're rerunning it. The arguments seem as strong as ever that Poland is a nearly ideal place for a Tesla gigafactory. Furthermore, with Elon Musk's recent comments about a need/plan for 2 terawatt-hours of Tesla battery production and Chanan Bos's dive into how that could play out, this seemed like a good time to republish Jacek's article


It’s All In The Chemistry For Lockheed Martin Energy

February 26th, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

When covering Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week for CleanTechnica a month ago, I got invited to interview Caleb Waugh of Lockheed Martin Energy, who is Head of Business Analytics for Energy Storage there. Yes, Lockheed Martin. Knowing how many everyday innovations originated from the military sector, from GPS to microwaves, I was curious to see what is in hiding for the energy storage industry


Masdar To Double Its Clean Energy Portfolio — 8 Gigawatts Within 5 Years

January 16th, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

The pace is fast here at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week — panels, press conferences, announcements, round tables, interviews, and more presentations. For an inexperienced rookie journalist like me, it feels like a rollercoaster. Thank God the rollercoaster stops from time to time, and today it stopped for me with a roundtable interview with Bader Al Lamki, Executive Director of Clean Energy at Masdar


Tesla Carshare Coming To Masdar City — CleanTechnica Exclusive

January 15th, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

I toured Masdar City for the first time this week. It is difficult to not be overwhelmed with the vision and execution taking place there. If you are new to cleantech news, make sure you go to the Masdar City website and check out its amazing architecture, admire its focus on residents instead of cars, and share with others its ambitious energy efficiency targets (which, by the way, Masdar* often exceeds)


Companies Will Save The World (Fringe Stories From COP24)

January 2nd, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

COP24 is behind us and I am still deep in materials, interviews, and reflections after the event. And trust me, reflections are not easy when you are Polish. I bet you all remember the famous phrase: “Life is Stranger than Fiction.” That is basically what I felt listening and watching to our government in action. Having said that, I will say almost no more about the Polish contribution to climate change and will focus on what I learnt and didn’t learn during the 2018 Sustainable Innovation Forum held in Katowice, Poland, alongside COP24 itself


The Fight For A Tesla Gigafactory In Poland

November 18th, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

When writing my letter to Elon Musk a few weeks ago, little did I know about the real actions undertaken by so few for so many. Tesla is a dream — a dream of an extraordinary electric vehicle everybody wants to own, a dream of an out-of-the-universe leader, Elon Musk, who everybody wants to follow, and a dream of a gigafactory every nation wants to attract. It seems now that Poles around the world are joining forces to save Elon from making a terrible mistake by going some other place than Poland. :-) Here is the story



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