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About Nicolas Zart

Nicolas Zart Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. His communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets 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. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"



Author Archives: Nicolas Zart

Yes, Electric Vehicles Work In Winter — Better Than Gas Cars!

February 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Electric vehicles (EV) and gas cars are not very efficient in cold weather. But while we've grown to blindly accept the limitations of traditional cars, EVs are still misrepresented, especially when it comes to cold weather. It's time we nip that myth


Our Rivian CEO Interview: Answering America’s Need For Utility & Adventure Electric Vehicles

February 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Recently, we met with Rivian's Founder and CEO, Robert "RJ" Scaringe, for an in-depth look into the wild Rivian adventure. What we found was a dynamic team building products on an unfulfilled segment of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution — SUVs and pickup trucks. Now, finally, America has what it's been waiting for — it's big, it's green, it's off-road, and it's electric


A Month On The Electric Bulls Cross E8 Wave

February 16th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

It's been over a month since I started test riding the Bulls Cross E8 Wave electric bicycle (e-bike), and what a pleasure it has been. This e-bike is a solid, fast, urban commuter. While it is on the pricey side, you get a well thought out e-bike you can ride to work without breaking a sweat. As with anything in life, you get what you pay for


What Can 70 Year Old Pininfarina Bring To The Electric Vehicle?

February 10th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

When most people think of Pininfarina, images of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo might spring to mind, but the Mahindra company wants to bring its long and impressive automotive expertise to electric vehicles (EVs). The question is, what can it bring to the table? The answer lies with its pedigree, passion, and expertise


Abe Chen, Byton VP Of Security, On The Importance Of Security In Early Design Stages — #CleanTechnica Interview

February 9th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Security seems to be a vague concept for most. With the constant flow of security breaches taking their toll on businesses, carmakers have no choice but to toughen up their security by reaching out to security firms. Modern mobility startups make it a priority by hiring security experts, hackers, and coders. Both approaches have their pros and cons


eVTOL Aircraft Are Getting Closer To Flying You Than You Can Imagine

February 9th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I'm always surprised talking about electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft technology at a party. Most people think electric urban air mobility (eUAM) won't happen for a decade. Apart from the sad fact I talk about such things at parties, their reaction is puzzling. While most people think eVTOL aircraft won't happen for a long time, that is a serious underestimation. Many aviation heavy-hitters and startups are already testing them. Heck, you can even buy one now



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