About Cynthia Shahan

Cynthia Shahan is a Mother, an Organic Farmer, Licensed Acupuncturist, Anthropology Studies, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings who have lit the way for me for decades.



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2015 Nissan Leaf — 1 Year Review

November 30th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

It's been just over one year since our long-term review of a 2015 Nissan Leaf started (~4 articles/month). The EV is still smooth, and jazzy, like Bossa Nova. The city I live in has a wonderful charging infrastructure, which I've raved about and been thankful for. However, Nissan dealerships often have other cars or SUVs in the charging spots. (Some possible advice on that one -- pull around to the back if the spot in the front it blocked. You may find one by the service station. Also, even if the dealership doesn't have a public charging station, the service station probably does.)


$9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

November 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc


Driving An Electric Uber

November 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Uber drivers benefit from a vital job that helps many of them to stay above water. Many people are juggling part-time jobs to keep up with bills. Driving for Uber has some of the most valued components for a 2nd or 3rd job. An Uber driver makes all her or his own hours. You can free others from having to driving or owning cars, a worthwhile service to society


8 Things I Would Do To Improve The Nissan Leaf

November 28th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

It is just over a year of travel in the Nissan Leaf. I miss the early days of first driving in the silent and smooth Nissan bubble, I miss the early months. The magic of that initial introductory period is a special experience. Though, I don't miss the new car smell


More People Bicycling Than Driving In Copenhagen Now

November 28th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Those of us who try to keep abreast of urban planning and clean transportation news are familiar with the benefits of bicycling in terms of pure air, livability, quieter streets and homes, space and resource efficiency, a stable climate, and public life


Nissan Celebrates 75,000 Electric Vehicles Sales In Europe

November 13th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Nissan, as a foreshadow of its "Intelligent Mobility" vision, has been providing all-electric vehicles that are great to drive, comfortable, technologically innovative, and superb aesthetically to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The EVs are zero emissions leaders and provide great reliability. As the latest milestone, Nissan recently passed 75,000 EV sales in Europe


48 New National EV Charging Corridors — Thank You, President Obama

November 7th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Obama administration has been on a role advancing EV charging across the US. The latest news from the administration is that the United State Department of Transportation (DOT) is establishing 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors. Thank you, President Obama, and we hope you and Michelle will be driving in an all-electric vehicle soon as well.


Sharp Momentum Shift On Anti-Solar Amendment 1 In Florida

November 3rd, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

CleanTechnica has written a series of articles about the deceptive wording on Florida's Amendment 1, which is meant to slow the Sunshine State's rooftop solar growth and even penalize it. A new press release from the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) suggests that the big utilities are playing hardball now to keep up the deception


Nissan Leaf vs Cadillac XTS Luxury Sedan

October 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

For a road trip from Tampa (FL) to Cocoa (FL), the best option on the lot after some last-minute changes to our plans was a Cadillac XTS luxury sedan. While it wasn't what we would have initially chosen, the opportunity to drive a luxury Cadillac was actually an editorial boon. After a year of happily driving an all-electric Nissan Leaf, I had an occasion to compare the Leaf to a gasoline luxury sedan with a starting price of $45,295, which is approximately $10,000 more than the Leaf's price before subsidies


What’s The Issue With Volkswagen’s $2 Billion EV Education & Infrastructure Commitment?

October 24th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Tuesday, October 25, will bring forth another judgement on the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Many states will have a good amount of money going into EV education and infrastructure as part of the resolution to the Volkswagen scandal. With $2 billion for EV charging infrastructure and education programs, the judgement promotes a specific avenue for undoing VW's damage, but some details are still up in the air



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