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About Nicolas Zart

Nicolas Zart Nicolas was born and raised in classic cars of the 1920s. It wasn't until he drove one of the first Tesla Roadsters that the light went on. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he started writing in 2007. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets both in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. Today he focuses most of his writing effort on CleanTechnica, a global online outlet that covers the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. His favorite tagline is: "There are more solutions than obstacles."



Author Archives: Nicolas Zart

Californian Cities Start Electric Bike-Share System

December 15th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Bike sharing has been happening around the world for some time, but electric bicycle (e-bike) sharing has been left behind, at least until now. Some Californian cities are about to start an e-bike-sharing system and it will be the biggest in the country. Can Californian cities make business sense of an electric-bike-share system


CleanTechnica Appears On China Global Television Network (Video)

December 13th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Oh, shameless plug! We can't help promoting clean technologies around the world, even if it means appearing on international live TV to talk about electric vehicles (EV) and renewable energy. When our colleagues at CGTH.com, China's national TV channel and its international broadcasting platform, reached out to us to talk about EVs, we jumped on the occasion. What we weren't expecting was the stellar and classy service getting there. A Tesla was waiting in front of our doorstep ready to take us to downtown LA for the life TV interview


Ouch, Ford Doesn’t Believe Electric Cars Are Good Enough For Autonomous Driving

December 13th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Ford is a different kind of carmaker. Part of the Big Three, it sometimes looks content to be away from the GM and Chrysler fight and sometimes surprises us with innovations. Although it gave us a great little electric vehicle (EV) and pushed its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Energi platform seriously for a few years, the recent auto event shows the company's still focused on gasoline engines, SUVs, and pickup


Batteries Keep On Getting Cheaper

December 11th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Here's another good news item that will certainly bother electric vehicle (EV) critics. Something readers on CleanTechnica know is that EV battery prices are continuing to get cheaper. This not only spells good news for the industry but challenges other alternative energy drivetrains. It might sound obvious to say batteries are getting cheaper, but we're always amazed to see how many people aren't aware of it


Long Beach City College Snaps Clean Energy Award

December 11th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Long Beach City College (LBCC) just received the Community College Energy Award at the Green California Summit, and that is good news considering the political assault on cleaner energy and our health


Thanks To Popular Pressure, The Senate Left The Electric Car Tax Credit Alone (For Now)

December 10th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

2017 has been an interesting year for electric vehicles (EV). We've seen more EVs on the road and at auto shows internationally, but affordability hasn't changed that much. Worse yet, in the US, the new administration has been on a rampage returning to the good old polluting days, with carmakers colluding and allowing the environment to be further damaged. This is a story of what can happen when enough people get together and tell politicians enough is enough. Next: Net Neutrality and other environmental topics


London Gets New Electric Taxis

December 7th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The city of London is doing a lot of work to improve the quality of its air. Perhaps more US cities could pay attention to what the English capital is doing instead of incessant fruitless political debates that go nowhere


Kia, BMW, & Volvo All Bring Electrics To 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

December 1st, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

As you probably would have guessed by now, the 2017 LA Auto Show is much more electric than it has been over the past few years. BMW is still refining its electric lineup, Kia has stepped up its Niro hybrid to now include and plug, and Volvo is bringing out two superb plug-in hybrids (PHEV)



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