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

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

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 organization, launched in October, which is focused on electrifying fleets and "making electric transport the new normal by 2030."...

December 8, 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


 
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept electric SUV for Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is a chance for Japanese automakers to show off what they've been working on in secret labs and design studios. At the Mitsubishi booth this year sits an... read more October 27, 2017


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival

The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied. Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based... read more October 27, 2017


 
Pickup truck "rolling coal"

RPM Act in Congress would legalize emission defeat devices, for racing only (supposedly)

It’s being called “DIY Dieselgate,” and it could make the air people breathe a lot dirtier. An entire section of the automotive... read more October 25, 2017


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Old Nissan Leaf vs new Chevrolet Bolt EV: owners weigh in

Sometimes, the best information comes straight from the horseless carriage-owner’s mouth. If you want to learn just how good or bad an electric vehicle is, it makes... read more October 10, 2017


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars win on energy efficiency vs hydrogen, gasoline, diesel: analysis

If you want to drive the absolute cleanest car possible – and if you’re reading this site, we’re willing to wager that you do – then you need to... read more October 10, 2017


 

 
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