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About Sebastian Blanco

Sebastian Blanco Sebastian has been writing about electric vehicles, hybrids, and hydrogen cars since 2006. His articles and car reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Automotive News, Reuters, Autoblog, InsideEVs, Trucks.com, Car Talk, Green Car Reports, and other outlets. His first green car media event was the launch of the Tesla Roadster, and since then he has been tracking the shift away from gasoline-powered vehicles and discovering its importance not just for the auto industry, but for the world as a whole. Throw in the recent shift to autonomous vehicles, and there are more interesting changes happening now than most people can wrap their heads around. You can find him on Twitter @SebastianBlanco or, on good days, behind the wheel of an EV.



Author Archives: Sebastian Blanco

Audi e-tron Review

May 26th, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco

If you're reading CleanTechnica, then you probably know all about the Audi e-tron. After all, this is the German automaker's big push into all-electric mobility. It's an easy-to-live-with electric SUV that should appeal to any Audi fan, and it's proof positive that Audi is trying to woo ICE drivers into the electric fold without any big compromise. If you like electric vehicles — and we assume our readers do — then strategies like this are what will make driving electric the norm, someday


5 Shiny Shanghai Auto Show Highlights — Singulato iC3, Icona Nucleus, Wey X, AiWays U5, & MAD Robot

April 21st, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco

Walking the massive convention center that houses Auto Shanghai 2019 (i.e., the Shanghai Auto Show) is a great way to get in your steps. The place is huge, taking up 5,400,000 square feet of exhibit space. There are cars and automotive-related companies displaying everything from the latest SUV to a new electric concept to a meal-delivery robot that takes its cues from R2-D2. It's an overwhelming array of new technology, and then you realize that there are two floors


7 Interesting Electric Cars At The Guangzhou Auto Show — #CleanTechnica Pics & Wrap-Up

November 24th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

The Guangzhou Motor Show is like the Chinese auto industry as a whole. It's huge, it's confusing (to a foreigner there for the first time), and it's full of electric vehicles. As someone who's been paying attention to the North American and, to a lesser extent, European EV scene for a dozen years, visiting the show in Guangzhou this past week was a revelation. I mean, how many new alphanumeric EV names can you cram into your brain in a matter of hours


GAC Unveils 2+X Concept Vehicles In China — #CleanTechnica Pics

November 17th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

If you can make the perfect car for a small number of people who don't have any other great options, your sales just might be better than someone making a mediocre car for a large number of people. That's the logic behind the 2+X series of concept vehicles that GAC revealed at the Guangzhou Auto Show yesterday


2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Review

October 15th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

The first time I drove a Hyundai Kona Electric, it was in rough prototype shape on a frozen lake in northern Sweden. That was back in February, and getting to spin the wheels in the honking traffic of Los Angeles last week made it clear that the company has done tremendous work in the intervening months to introduce one of the best all-electric vehicles on the road today


Audi e-tron SUV Includes Enticing Specs & Features, Arrives in USA! (For Sale Next Year)

September 18th, 2018 | by Sebastian Blanco

After years of using the e-tron name on all kinds of concept vehicles and plug-in hybrid hatchbacks, Audi finally took the wraps off of the SUV that will bear this name in the marketplace in the second quarter of 2019. The all-electric e-tron is a 5-passenger SUV with a range that should compete with the long-distance EV champs out there today



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