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Author Archives: Nicolas Zart

Byton Reveals More Of The M-Byte At CES And It Feels Great

January 7th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Byton will show more of the interior of its M-Byte at CES 2019. CleanTechnica is there for the company's unveiling, with interviews and a behind the scenes look on the way. This year, Byton will talk about the bigger picture. I just got off the phone with Carsten, Byton's CEO & Founder, who told me: "The company is on target to meet its production for late 2019!"


Turning Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

January 6th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Of all the strange things we do as a race on this planet, refining and over-complicating things are some of them. We're never satisfied with letting things be and often time favor extravagant conspiracy theories over reality. After all, how would the opposing piston engine and the convoluted internal combustion engine system have worked until now otherwise? Even though it has brought us this far, we need to get rid of inefficiency for more effective solar thermal energy storage systems


Eviation Aircraft Plans 9-Seat Electric Airplane — Coming Soon? #CleanTechnica Interview

December 25th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Eviation Aircraft has announced that it was selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for research and development associated with a four-year undergraduate engineering program in its Prescott campus. The program will start in spring of 2019. Embry-Riddle is well known as the world's largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. CleanTechnica interviews Eviation Aircraft CEO Omer Bar-Yohay


EVA Autonomous Air Taxi Has Extended Wings & Can Function As Search & Rescue Aircraft

December 22nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

EVA is a new electric air mobility startup we met at LA Automobility 2018. It has a promising electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The eVTOL is small, 100% autonomous, and sports an ingenious configuration. It uses wings that retract when taking off and landing. EVA says it is months away from certifications and from flying the machine


Cloud Data Centers Have A Little (Dirty Air) Secret

December 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

File it under the "you'd never thought of it unless you knew how energy backup data centers work." We rarely talk about data centers and the amount of energy they use, nor how it's used. What we talk even less about is how their backup data center generators work, are maintained, and are powered on a monthly basis. Hold onto to your hats, because it's a stinky business


Who Showed What At The 2018 LA Auto Show?

December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

In part 1 of our review of the 2018 LA Auto Show, we looked at the mobility startup world and how it is proposing to meet tomorrow's mobility needs. Let's now look at what traditional carmakers had to offer at the 2018 LA Auto Show


EV Startups Steal The 2018 LA Auto Show

December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is over and leaves us with a few questions, observations, and trends to report back. In this first part, we take a look at startups and how they go head to head against more established carmakers, as well as the difference between the media days and public days. In part 2, we will look more closely at traditional carmakers


The Kilogram Is Dead. Long Live The New Kilogram!

November 25th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The kilogram was the last unit of measure connected to a real measurable unit. But as of the 16th of November, we lost the kilogram to the uncertainties of our never-resting, always moving universe. The kilogram just isn't what it used to be


Nio Builds Battery Swap Stations In China For Its Electric Vehicles

November 24th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

While it may have seemed that option was long retired in the electric vehicle world, Chinese startup NIO hasn't abandoned the idea of swapping batteries in electric vehicles instead of — or complementary to — fast charging. The young company is currently building a sprawling network of battery swap stations throughout China


10 Years After Releasing 1st EV, Subaru Unveiling New PHEV At LA Auto Show

November 22nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Subaru hasn't been a major player in the world of electric vehicles (EV) since it first offered its STELLA in Japan a decade ago. This week, it announced it will unveil its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the LA Auto Show. CleanTechnica will be there to see it up close and report back on the details



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