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About Nicolas Zart

Nicolas Zart Nicolas was born and raised in the world of classic cars of the 1920s. It wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and finally a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he started writing in 2007 for various CleanTech outlets. 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

Where Are The Vehicle-To-Grid Cars?

March 23rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Do you ever feel like you're watching some of the most interesting technological development, but at the same pace as glaciers melting? Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) certainly holds a special spot in this department. It has been touted as practical for over a decade now, but we still don't really have it

The Retro Rayvolt Cruzer — A New Face On The Electric Bicycle Cafe Racer Scene

March 22nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

'60’s café racers and surfing beach cruisers have left an indelible mark on the psyche of a few generations, especially with The Beach Boys grooving on Fender Jaguars and hybrid Norton and Triumph sleekly going from one end of the avenue to the other. We're not talking about a Harley Chopper here. We're talking about British bikes rearranged for more cafe cruising efficiency

Self-Driving Lingo Got You Confused? Here’s What It Means For You

March 22nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Autonomous electric vehicles are great, but level 1 autonomous driving is yesterday's reheated spaghetti, while level 5 is the Holy Grail. The problem is that if you were to say this to someone or write it as I just did, most people out there would have no idea what you're talking about. So, how about a step back. Let's take a glimpse at the bigger picture. Let's start with a definition of the levels of autonomous driving that cars can offer

68,000 Premature European Deaths A Year From Diesel Vehicle Pollution

March 20th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Volkswagen board members must be wondering how to put away this never-ending diesel scandal, now in its third year. Despite trying its best to avoid the consequences, the auto giant was once again caught a few months back with emission tricks. Adding insult to injury, a German political scandal is brewing from citizens demanding politicians step in ... and many politicians not wanting to step in

Apple Maps Tries To Revolutionize Bikesharing Information

March 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Apple Maps has been around for some time, and thankfully is nothing like its awkward early days of spotty information and so-so accuracy. Today, Apple wants to make its Apple Maps part of the bike-sharing landscape by facilitating the sharing of information.

VW Teases Electric SEAT For The Masses During First Electric Race Series

March 8th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

What do you do when you want to show you're serious about a given technology after a scandal? You don't just talk about it, as VW has already found out. You talk about it and you show it. And that's just what the company is finally doing with its subsidiary SEAT's Cupra e-Racer, a race-ready electric vehicle (EV)

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