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Author Archives: Cynthia Shahan

Used Electric Vehicle Best Buys (UK Version)

July 13th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Used electric vehicles are an amazing value for the money right now. With the market for new EVs showing record sales, it's perhaps easy to forget that some of the best buys are on the used market. A press release reports that the overall used market for electric vehicles has increased 7% this year in the


Dallas Puts Transit Riders On Transit Board — Whoa

July 10th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

To try to improve the efficiency and service of mass transit in its jurisdiction, the Dallas City Council is going where few transit decisionmakers tread — it's replacing half of its appointees to the transit board with people who actually use transit for their commuting needs


BMW i Batteries Jump Into Boats

July 8th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Love that smooth, quiet, clean drive of the BMW i3? Now, electric mobility via those BMW i batteries has hti the sea as well as the land — these batteries are not only in electric cars, but also motor boats, sailing yachts, and commercial marine applications such as water taxis


Nissan Celebrates “70 Years” Of Electric Vehicles With BladeGlider At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

July 7th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Nissan's most advanced electric vehicle ever, the Nissan BladeGlider sports car, was center stage at Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, supporting clean air and climate action at the same time that it was having a bit of fun. NISMO athlete Lucas Ordóñez was the first pro racing driver to experience the Nissan BladeGlider in a track session during the historic Goodwood Festival Of Speed


Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid On Sale In The UK — Prices Start At £24,995

July 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The new Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid goes on sale in the UK this month, priced from £24,995 OTR, taking into account the £2,500 Plug In Car Grant. "Hyundai’s Plug-in Hybrid is the third and final variant of the IONIQ line-up – the first car in the world to offer three electrified powertrains within one body type," Hyundai highlights


Carsharing & On-Demand Taxis Transforming Transport, & Can Now Be Combined

July 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The modern landscape of transit is rapidly shifting. Expanding mobility services are changing the market. It is a swift 8 years since Uber was founded and 5 since Lyft began. Now, tapping up an Uber is as common as hailing a taxi for many people, or more common than getting a taxi ever was for them. One can arrange an Uber in the US and worldwide — Rome, Wroclaw, Oslo — seemingly any city. In fact, I once had a person arrange an Uber for his wife at a Florida airport from an app in London, England


London Taxi Company’s All-Electric Taxi At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

June 30th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The London Taxi Company's all-electric taxi has been tested intensely and over thousands of miles in both hot and cold climate endurance tests in the Arizona desert and Arctic Circle. This week, the zero emissions taxi prototype took on another first. On Thursday, June 29, one of London Taxi Company (LTC)’s all-new range-extended electric taxi test vehicles silently made the world-famous Goodwood Hillclimb


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)



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