Sebastian Blanco, Contributing Writer

Sebastian Blanco 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, 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.

Articles

Karma presents its electric-car vision to China and vies for partners

Karma presents its electric-car vision to China and vies for partners

Karma Automotive doesn't have just one vision for its future. It has three. The Southern California automaker unveiled a trio of new vehicles at the Shanghai auto show this week, ranging from a near-production look of the next version of the Karma Revero to a fanciful concept called the SC1. The...

April 18, 2019
 
French President Emmanuel Macron

Troll of the month: France gives grants to US climate scientists imperiled by Trump

It's a high-level troll, and an expert one. French president Emmanuel Macron announced in December that his country would offer grants totaling $70 million to 18 climate... read more January 11, 2018


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn

Electric-car leadership isn't only about getting the vehicles on the roads. Charging infrastructure, tax incentives, and a passionate fan base for cars that plug in are all... read more January 10, 2018


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

Trump Administration on climate change: denial, confrontation, some cooperation

Just one year into the Trump administration, numerous high-level government officials have denied, downplayed, and eliminated government mentions of climate change and its... read more December 29, 2017


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tesla gives in, adds local charging ports on Chinese Model S, Model X electric cars

The national EV charging network in China is growing by leaps and bounds, but that expansion has not been as standardized as in the U.S. or Europe. According to an article in... read more December 20, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100... read more December 8, 2017


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise. So much so that we’re looking at new record... read more December 7, 2017


 

 
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