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.

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What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs

What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs

Toward the end of last year, electric-car shoppers began to think about a U.S. market without the $7,500 federal tax credit for their purchases of plug-in vehicles. While the tax credit ended up surviving the massive tax-cut bill passed in December, some automakers are still about to face the end...

February 22, 2018
 
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


 
Gas pump

Exxon isn't afraid of electric cars: only 6 percent of global vehicles by 2040, it says

Despite a bit of typical oil-company bluster, Exxon may be a little bit worried about electric cars. Not a lot, perhaps, but if you read between the lines, then maybe a... read more December 6, 2017


 
Teaser image of Byton electric SUV to be launched at CES 2018, Las Vegas

Startup Byton: electric cars aren't the innovation; connectivity, personal tech features are

Electric-car startup Byton understands that the road to success is littered with plenty of broken-down dreams. The new EV company's executives, though, figure things are... read more December 3, 2017


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla opens second huge China charging station for 50 electric cars

It's only fitting that the country making a monumental push for more electric vehicles is getting the world's biggest Tesla Supercharger stations. Tesla's website shows more... read more November 30, 2017


 

 
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