About Nicolas Zart

Nicolas Zart Born and raised around classic cars of the 1020s, it wasn't until Nicolas drove one of the first Tesla Roadsters that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing in 2007. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drive many cars, do podcasts and film everything that is new and efficient. Nicolas offers an in depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart

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XING Mobility Miss R & Miss E Promise Electric Track Fun On Street

April 27th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Somewhere in the comments on the MG E-Motion Concept story, longtime readers Benjamin Nead and Kurt Lowder asked how come we don’t we have small sport electric cars. While electric sedans are great and electric SUVs are interesting, seriously, where are the fun electric Roadsters today? The XING Mobility MISS R & MISS E hope to answer that question

Urban Aeronautics CityHawk VTOL Aircraft Shows Potential

April 19th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The news doesn't seem to run dry with potential VTOL (Vertical Takeoff & Landing) aircraft, which often double as flying cars. The AirMule — no wait, it's Cormorant ... no, now it's called the Urban Aeronautics CityHawk VTOL aircraft. ... Are we in the Jetsons' futuristic days yet

The State & Promise of the Electric Airplane

April 19th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The electric airplane industry truly is the final frontier. Hauling a battery pack in a car for propulsion is fairly easy compared to dragging one in the air. Below is the state and promise of the electric airplane — the new wild frontier

How Uniti & Siemens Plan Fully Automated Sustainable Car Manufacturing

April 18th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Sometimes the signs that lessons have been learned can be seen in the creative integration of the technological revolution we've witnessed this past decade. While many companies love to use the words "green" or "sustainable," let's admit it, not too many car manufacturers are particularly green (environmentally sustainable). It's with great pleasure to see that Swedish Uniti and Siemens Nordics are partnering to build a fully automated sustainable car manufacturing facility using Siemens' PLM software platform to try to move the industry forward

Copenhagen Wheel Bridges “Human-Enhancing Technology”

April 15th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

It didn't take long for electric bicycles (e-bikes) and connectivity to make that bridge, effortlessly helping us achieve a healthier means of transportation. The Copenhagen Wheel "Human-Enhancing Technology" is the next step to a seamless e-mobility experience

Lucid Air Prototype Hits 217 MPH (Video)

April 14th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

It's amazing to see what a small, dedicated team of automotive and electric vehicle (EV) experts can achieve in 3 short years — from creating a concept to creating a working platform. Lucid Motors just ran a special version of its electric Lucid Air that reached 217 MPH on a special track. And that is just the beginning

Risse Racing Technology Voltinator Tough E-Bike, Including DIY E-Bike Options

March 17th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

It seems not a day goes by without yet another electric bike (e-bike) company introducing a new model, answering the need of a specific market segment, or flat out innovating in one way or another. Today, it's Risse Racing Technology's turn, as it is introducing the Voltinator — a tough e-bike with hefty performance that can be purchased as a do-it-yourself (DIY) kit

Calfee Design Bamboo E-Bike, Anyone?

March 16th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

OK, so let's say a folding fat-tire e-bike hasn't won you over and you're still wondering why, oh why, can't they make an eco-friendly green e-bike? Fear no more — a company named Calfee Design stepped up to the plate with a bamboo-framed prototype for you. Welcome, the Calfee Design Bamboo E-Bike

MOAR E-Bike Folds With Big Fat Tires

March 10th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Fat-tire bikes are all the rage these days, but they are certainly a bike style that can benefit from the help of an electric motor. The MOAR e-bike Fat Tire folding frame is a newcomer in this increasingly crowded field, and it looks like fun!

Electric Bike Highlights At 2017 Electric Bike Expo Kickoff

March 8th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

We love electric bicycles, and the EV grin is alive and well in that industry! The 2017 Electric Bike Expo is off to a great start. 140 electric bicycles and more test rides than we could count were recently offered in Long Beach, California, to a delighted public ranging from teenagers to very happy senior citizens

The Lucid Motors Air Wipes The Competition! (Original Review, Pictures & Video — Part 2)

February 16th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

On Tuesday, we looked at the unveiling of the wildly impressive Lucid Motors Air at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. The Air's performance was already noteworthy on paper, but my test ride was beyond expectations. I haven't been this happy about a new electric vehicle, EV since the unveiling of the Tesla Model S P90D, and before that, the Roadster and AC Propulsion's eBox

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