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About Zachary Shahan

Zachary Shahan is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], and Xpeng [XPEV]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.



Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

Ford Mustang Mach-E — 1st Impressions

January 27th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

An especially blue Ford Mustang Mach-E made the trip over from Miami to the better coast of Florida today. Three other Tesla owners and I converged to get a first look, first touch, first smell, first drive, and first charge. Without a doubt, each of us was eager to get to know this hot new thang


Ford Mustang Mach-E — Got Questions?

January 26th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

We've got a beautiful blue Ford Mustang Mach-E 1st Edition AWD with an 88 kWh battery. What questions do you have for us? What do you want to see? What do you want to hear? What do you want to smell


In UK, 79% Of Drivers Could Charge An Electric Car Just Once Every Week Or Two

January 23rd, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

If you've got an electric car, whether you live in the United States, the United Kingdom, Timbuktu, or Antarctica, you know the two questions most people ask when they are curious about your car: 1) how far can it drive, and 2) how long does it take to charge. Typically, though, these are sort of useless questions. For the most part, people charge at home and need to think about it very little


Panasonic Expands Home Solar Offerings In High-Growth Solar States

January 23rd, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

As CleanTechnica has reported in recent months, solar power now generates the cheapest electricity in history — according to the conservative, fossil industry–entrenched International Energy Agency. As a result, demand for solar power has been growing strongly in the United States and worldwide


Volta Charging Raises $125 Million

January 21st, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

Volta has been doing quite well, and investors recently poured an extra $125 million into the company to supercharge growth. Volta pulled in $125 million in an oversubscribed Series D financing round


BYD Will Sell 1,002 More Electric Buses To Bogotá, Colombia

January 21st, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently reported that a stunning 470 BYD electric buses were headed to Bogotá, Colombia. That was apparently the warmup act. BYD has now been selected to provide the city with 1,002 more electric buses. This comes from winning an open tender the city put out


5/3 Bank Achieves Carbon Neutrality

January 19th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

CleanTechnica switched to Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank) in 2019. Two big factors for us were 1) it had the most ambitious clean energy achievements and plans of any bank, and 2) it won't


Tesla’s Position Among US Auto Brands (Charts)

January 18th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

On Saturday, I published a new CleanTechnica report showing that US auto sales were down 15% in 2020, whereas Tesla's US sales were estimated to be up 9%. Only two companies other than Tesla had their US sales increase in 2020 — Volvo and Alfa Romeo, each by 2%. However


US Auto Sales Down 2,484,375 (15%) In 2020, Tesla Up 9%

January 16th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

The US auto market took a whipping in 2020. No one knows why. (Oh ... yeah ... never mind.) Overall, US auto sales were down by 2,592,185, or 15%, last year. Only three automakers saw their year-over-year sales increase from 2019 to



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