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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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Sunslice, The Smallest Solar Charger In The World

November 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Every day, the smartphone goes here and there with us — on the jog, the walk, bicycle, metro, and in the EV. It is often using handy apps along the way. Checking email, texting, working on the metro, scrolling social media in the cafe or while the car is charging, on the phone — these activities are a way of life for many. A common thought that pops into our heads is where to plug in and recharge.  Sunslice, the smallest solar charger in the world, is one solution. It's perfect for the day after a storm or hurricane when the power is still out but the sun is back

2018 Nissan LEAF = Best of Innovation Winner at CES 2018

November 13th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Nissan LEAF owners love their LEAFs. I know through experience that this is true. How nice it is that due to the efforts of Nissan innovators, the 2018 Nissan LEAF is now recognized and awarded internationally just like its original incarnation was. What am I talking about? As indicated in the title, Nissan reports that the new Nissan LEAF has taken top honours at the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show)

Volkswagen & Google Work Together On Quantum Computers

November 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

We live in a world reliant on cell phone apps and beyond, losing a cell phone now is like losing a part of your mind (a helpful functioning part and the overly plugged in part). Data and data processing become king. All those small apps link to something — perhaps to mysterious and intricate quantum computers

Renault: Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance Matches Professional Test Drivers

November 10th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Check out an important next step in using autonomous driving to improve vehicle safety. This swift test run for Groupe Renault's autonomous control system shows Renault's autonomous control adeptly handling challenging driving scenarios. Renault reports that, as an industry first, its system can perform road obstacle avoidance as well as professional test drivers. Renault continues that the drivers served as the inspiration and the benchmark for this achievement at Renault Open Innovation Lab – Silicon Valley

The Economist: Global Tipping Point For Electric Cars In 2018 (Video)

November 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Economist has an interesting and informative new video up: "Electric cars will come of age in 2018." The Economist supports that view that the global tipping point for electric cars may well be 2018 based on information regular CleanTechnica readers know well, but it's great to see such communication in the mass media

The Internet Of Water

November 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Consider these two valuable, or invaluable, resources: 1. water and 2. credible information

The New Bultaco Brinco R-B — Bold Electric Bike

October 28th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Bultaco Motors is and will continue to be a motorcycle maker. Not dwelling on the past, though, the company is expanding its offerings and in tune with today's demand for bicycles, especially electric bikes. All three kinds of vehicles enjoy the freedom of the open air, so why not offer the complete range? Take a look at the new Bultaco Brinco R-B for an example of what a motorcycle maker does when it moves into bikes

Nissan Unveils Concept Ambulance & Electric Delivery Van (e-NV200 Fridge Concept)

October 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

City, state, and other government vehicles have much to gain from the outstanding technological advances coming from Nissan and other leaders in the electric vehicle transition. That also means battery leadership. As one unique application of lithium-ion batteries, they can help soften the blow of a medical emergency. They can provide extra help in remote or disturbed areas without electricity and in dire circumstances

Empowered by Light, Sunrun & Givepower Partner With Firefighters To Deliver Solar & Water Systems To Puerto Rico

October 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Aid and recovery efforts continue for Puerto Rico. Disheartening news is that more than 50% of Puerto Rico is without clean water in mid-October. Puerto Rico is storm battered from Hurricane Maria, a more extensive human crisis than even Hurricane Katrina created. Stepping in to hasten recovery is a Bay Area–based nonprofit in collaboration with other helping arms.  Empowered by Light, Sunrun, and Givepower are responding to the need by focusing on compassionate, long-term response and environmentally friendly solutions

New Nissan LEAF Coming Early In 2018, Reserve Now & Receive Special Gift (Nissan Pushing LEAF)

October 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

It's that time of the year, and the offers are rolling in. The 2018 Nissan LEAF is decidedly different from what we have seen in earlier years — not only the specs, but also the design is dynamically changed. I love the old models. Still, I can't wait to sit inside one of the "Simply Amazing" 2018 LEAFs and compare. Nissan is advertising the car more heavily now, including sending e-blasts to those of us signed up for Nissan newsletters. One we got today read: RESERVE NOW | $29,990 STARTING MSRP AFTER TAX CREDIT AS LOW AS $22,490 ON A QUALIFIED

Electric Mobility In India: Fortum & NBCC To Develop EV Charging Infrastructure

October 14th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Helsinki-based clean energy company Fortum has announced timely and invigorating news for electric mobility expansion and the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure — across the vast country of India. India has only about 6,000 electric cars, but it is looking to swiftly move forward and actually aims to be the first fully electric car nation. The goal is to have only electric vehicles on the market by 2030. Whether you think the target is viable or not, there must be immediate opportunities for EV infrastructure leaders

The U.S. Tax Code — $4.6 Billion In U.S. Oil Company Subsidies Per Year

October 14th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

In a new study of 800 undeveloped U.S. oil fields, researchers found that about half of the fields will never go into production ... if oil company tax breaks are taken out of the picture. In related matters, without a shadow of a doubt, renewable energy offers jobs. Renewable energy offers jobs with a future — not temporary part-time work, but jobs that are probably sustainable well on into the future

Renault Acquires 25% of Jedlix, Smart Charging Startup

October 14th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Groupe Renault is launching a new smartphone app, Z.E. Smart Charge, as part a fresh new partnership with Jedlix. Renault never slows down, and its 25% investment in this Dutch startup focused on smart charging is another expansion of its ecosystem approach to electric vehicles

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Tweets To Elon Musk For Help, Elon Sends Troops (#ElonTweets)

October 6th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The upside of Twitter showed in an exchange between Ricardo Rossello, the governor of Puerto Rico, and real-world Tony Stark Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Governor Rossello was seemingly sending a desperate plea of help to someone who gets turned to for that more and more. He was reaching out specifically about support rebuilding the collapsed grid in Puerto Rico. Ever so swiftly, Elon Musk responded positively

The Car & Beyond: 4 Pillars Of Nissan’s Future Electric Ecosystem

October 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

As the second decade of modern electric vehicle adoption for the masses arises, Nissan identifies the four key pillars of its approach to the future. Nissan expects its electric ecosystem approach will continue to place it in a leadership position that it has held since the original Nissan LEAF kickstarted electric life for a record number of buyers

Tesla Powerwalls + Solar Panels Sent To Puerto Rico

October 1st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Puerto Rico has been ravaged and is facing significant loss of human life and harm to human life, among other things. Lack of drinking water, dehydration, food scarcity, and so many other problems are facing the Americans living there. The electric power grid in Puerto Rico is gone.  In a humanitarian effort to help the devastated and still threatened population, one of the companies stepping in to help is Tesla

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