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About Susanna Schick

Susanna Schick Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders. Occasionally she deigns to cover automobile events in California for us as well. However, she dreams of a day when Los Angeles' streets resemble the two-wheeled paradise she discovered living in Barcelona and will not rest until she's converted the masses to two-wheeled bliss.



Author Archives: Susanna Schick

Monday Motorbikes: The Gateway To Cool

September 23rd, 2019 | by Susanna Schick

I’ve had my eye on Monday since it first popped up on my Instagram feed. They’re cute. But they’re also cool. They’ve still got that vibe of the Puch 50 they’re modeled after. But they also have a modern feel, all black-clad. They follow the Henry Ford Design School -- you can have any color you want, as long as it’s black. Definitely the perfect vehicle for heading to the beach, or to work


Condoleezza Rice Discusses Peace In The Middle East At Stanford Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

One of the speakers was Saudia Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi. He began with the official statement (as of that day, November 1st, 2018) about the massacre of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then he and Secretary Condoleezza Rice got down to the business of how Saudi Arabia plans to remain a viable country as demand for oil shrinks. As oil represents 46% of its GDP and 87% of its exports, this is a massive challenge to its (rather imbalanced) economy. Rice asked him a host of touchy questions with the utmost diplomacy, as expected from a former Secretary of State


Stanford University Holds Inaugural Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Governor Jerry Brown and William Perry. Stanford University Staff Photographer: Harmer. While America was focused on the upcoming election, and before Global Warming rendered most of Northern California completely uninhabitable, the leaders in energy production got together on a beautiful day at Stanford to discuss the future of energy. Not just clean energy, but all energy.


Study Hall LA Taught Los Angeles About Sustainable Fashion

September 3rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

On a balmy Sunday in August, the cognoscenti of the sustainable fashion world took over Los Angeles' chic Ace Hotel theater to carry the message that it is indeed possible to build a line of clothing without destroying the lives of everyone it touches along the way. The Library’s Study Hall was packed with great new information on how to build a sustainable clothing line


How The LADWP Creates Power Outages

July 12th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

OK, so it's not fair they shoulder all the blame for these power outages. Its crews worked night and day to restore power to Angelenos suffocating in last weekend's epic heatstorm. LADWP's power outages affected nearly 3% of its customers last weekend. They're calling it an "unprecedented" heat storm, and as you can see, all-time records have been broken


California Voters! The GOP Wants Your Help Repealing The Gas Tax

June 28th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Or so it seems. This survey regarding attempts to repeal the gas tax just came through my inbox, and could certainly use some input from voters interested in cleantech. People who want gasoline to remain cheap are stuck in the past. Or worse, they're stuck living in places with no viable public transit.


Move Over Jay-Z, Dephree Is The Rapper For Mother Earth

June 28th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

The complete list of laws broken by eco-rapper Dephree as he preached his anti-pollution message to commuters on the oldest highway in America this morning is still not final. His white privilege shone through as the LAPD didn't just shoot him down, and let him enjoy a happy ending fit for any Hollywood stunt performer


2018 Zero FX Review | Cheaper Batteries = Better Everything

June 24th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Zero gave Robert and I a Zero FX for a month, to put it through its paces. As readers may know, I’ve been a Zero FX(S) owner since 2013, and writing about Zeros since 2009. The great thing about Zero is it has always tried to keep prices as reasonable as possible, considering how expensive batteries have been. And as batteries have gotten cheaper, Zero has passed that savings along to customers, while also improving the components and build quality


The Rad Kidz Know The Fastest Way to Circular Fashion

June 21st, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

At the Urban Air Market in Los Feliz, a swanky neighborhood tucked into the east side of Los Angeles, I was excited to see so many upcycled crafts in one place. Particularly of the textile variety, considering how Americans throw out 11 million tons of textiles every year. 80% of those old clothes goes straight to landfill.


1st Exclusive Zero Motorcycles Dealership Opens

June 17th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Although Hollywood Electrics and a handful of dealerships worldwide have sold thousands of Zeros in the past decade, Zero Motorcycles is ready to follow Tesla's example in opening its own dealership. And the company is starting in the epicenter of American motorcycling — Orange County. We'll be covering the event, and hope to see you there. A press release from Zero Motorcycles follows after the pic


Make Every Day Ride To Work Day!

June 16th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Monday, June 18th, is Ride To Work Day. For some of us, this is already the case, as you may have read. As Los Angeles traffic grinds to a standstill, and the rate of car ownership increases, this old biker (moto-commuting since 1985!) is overjoyed to see an increasing number of Angelenos commuting on two wheels


LABC Sustainability Summit 2018 | The United States Of Pacifica?

April 26th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

I jest, but when a moderator joked that someone had suggested California, Oregon, and Washington secede and become a separate country, everyone had a good, happy laugh. The topic of this year's LABC Sustainability Summit was: Regional Solutions for an Inclusive, Clean Economy. By inclusive, I thought they meant inclusive of all income brackets


Fiat Chrysler & Its Sustainability Lies

April 17th, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

This adorable press release came through my inbox this week. Fiat Chrysler's Sustainability Report is a charming bundle of puppies and daisies, isn't it? But it's all sugar-coated nonsense.



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