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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More Oxygen With Go To-U Electric Car Charging Network

June 21st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Exploring the bright website of the Go To-U network, I wandered into the website of one of its partners, e-space, and read: "More oxygen to the city!" The people and the businesses such as Go To-U and e-space that are working to clean the air in our cities are focused on something completely sensible that we too often overlook. E-space's "More Oxygen to the City" campaign is timely and poignant. Adults need clean air. Children need clean air. Human life relies on clean air


Aspen To Spend $7.5 Million On Electric Buses & Charging Stations

June 19th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Colorado is sometimes at the forefront of policies to protect clean air and the environment. As part of that and its effort to bring good jobs to the state, Colorado's one of the top states for solar energy. It also offers perhaps the best electric car incentives in the nation. Now, some in the state are also looking to clean up their buses. A nice bit of news in this regard comes from Aspen. 


EasyCharge.me — Making Charging Easy (Fully Charged Video)

June 16th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Need a charge? Just swing the arm of a LEVIAMP down from the ceiling and plug in your electric car. It seems so easy and logical, yet took till now for the invention to come to fruition. With the desire to create a nice-looking charging station that tucks away well, Artur Sychov, recently invented the device and founded EasyCharge.me. Artur will be a presenter and panelist at our upcoming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference, but we also ran across a great "Fully Charged" video of what he has created that seemed worth a story itself


Deutsche Post (DHL) & Ford To Manufacture Electric Van

June 14th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Intelligent business decisions supporting clean air and climate responsibility are much appreciated here at CleanTechnica. Zero-emissions vehicle news from any manufacturer is welcomed if it seems serious, but some stories seem more promising than others


Nissan’s “Kick Gas” EV Promotion Gives Away Gasoline (#FuelFreedom #KickGas)

June 14th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

This summer “Kick Gas” — an electric vehicle promotion — aims to speed up the progress into electric, zero-emissions transport. Nissan is giving away free fuel to show more people what life without a gas tank can be like. This "Kick Gas" initiative is coming to several fueling locations in 5 US Northeast cities


Nissan LEAF Achieves 20,000 UK Sales & 2017 “Best Green Car” Award

June 9th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

I've met quite a few EV drivers in the past year and a half. Invariably, the EV drivers always reflect my contentment, satisfaction, and wonderment with EVs. How is it that not every car on the road is electric? The Nissan LEAF I drive is so sublime and comfortable. How is it that everyone does not drive this EV or something similar


Renault & Powervault Partner To Reuse Electric Car Batteries In Home Energy Storage Units

June 8th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Renault and Powervault have formed a fresh partnership for reuse of electric vehicle (EV) batteries in home energy storage units. The collaboration will cut costs considerably — Renault reports the partnership will reduce the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%. That's a tidy sum that might propel Powervault and home energy storage ahead with no turning back — to the tipping point of a mass-market rollout of home energy storage in the UK. We'll see


Many Uber & Lyft Riders Shedding Their Own Cars

June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

If you've traveled much, it is easy to appreciate the convenience of tapping up an app for an Uber or Lyft, jumping in the ride, and getting rather easily to your destination. As well as travelers, urbanites are often pedestrians who combine metro, subway, and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft as a way of life


U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card Adopts Green Hue, 1st Fleet Card Accepted At ChargePoint

May 31st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Today, ChargePoint has announced a partnership with U.S. Bank’s Voyager Fleet Card to efficiently serve the growing number of US Bank’s clients with electric vehicles in their fleets. It means that corporate drivers who use the Voyager Card to pay for fueling will be able to charge up at tens of thousands of ChargePoint charging spots in the United States as well (or ... instead)


Trump’s 2018 Budget = Severe Cuts To Federal Funding For Transit, Bicycling, & Walking — Is Not Pro-Life, Not Pro-Child

May 30th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Study after study after study after study shows exhaust from gas cars and diesel engines to be a major factor of disease in our world, and — tragically — in our children. With such a large amount of information on air pollution out there, why on earth would an administration claiming to care for children cut funding for clean transport (not to mention the EPA)? Is the party and its president simply disrobing its pro-child guise, its pro-life guise with the understanding that voters won't pay attention or care


“Think Blue” Volkswagen Program Intends To Cut Environmental Impact ~50% By 2025

May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The goals of Volkswagen's ongoing effort to be more environmentally friendly go beyond producing more electric cars. The environmental targets of its resource-optimized factories are also focused on aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Volkswagen is now planning 45% reduction instead of 25% reduction in CO2 emissions, energy and water consumption, waste production, and solvent emissions by 2018 (compared with 2010)


Lyft Offers Scheduled Rider Pickups, A First In The “Ridesharing” Industry

May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The experience of going online as a driver for Uber or Lyft used to be about the same. Drivers sign on and sit and wait for rider requests to ping into the system. Drivers of on-demand taxi services are going to gravitate to Lyft rather than Uber more after this weekend, though. A new Lyft app provides Lyft drivers with the option of picking up a planned rider request. Accepting rider requests days or hours beforehand is an immense change and a big plus for drivers. Additionally, the entire experience is unheard of until now — to know where the passenger is going and how long the drive/ride may be


BMW i3 & i8 “With An Attitude” Via West Coast Customs … Coming To SEMA

May 25th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Teaming up with the i division of BMW, West Coast Customs — known for thinking outside the box — had some fun with a BMW i3 for this year's SEMA trade show. The BMW i3's styling is already unique, but if you want even more out-of-the-box electric car styling, have a look. BMW actually gave West Coast Customs a few BMW i3s and a BMW i


Harvard Study: Greenery In Your Neighborhood Cuts Women’s Mortality Rates

May 23rd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Green, in my experience, starts with childhood. Nothing compares with climbing trees as a child. A close second was laying flat on my back in the yard or woods behind my house and cloud gazing. It just felt good. A Harvard Study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health explains more of what a child instinctively understands


Wireless EV Charging Pilot For Renault Kangoo Z.E. Via Qualcomm & Vedecom

May 21st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Renault has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom to explore wireless electric vehicle charging at a rate as high as 20 kilowatts (kW) — with the wireless charging working even up to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h)! In other words, this rate of wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) could enable vehicles to charge while driving. ... Well, that certainly would hush any charge anxiety



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