Cynthia Shahan, Author at EV Obsession

Author: Cynthia Shahan

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Uber vs Lyft: What Are The Differences For Drivers? (Part 2: $$$ + Electric Range Issues & Support)

I am a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft and rather new to both. I’m also not a normal driver since I drive an all-electric Nissan LEAF that gets 85 to 100 miles on a full charge around town. All information does not fall out the same in this post as it might for full-time or long-time drivers at both or either company. Earnings ability varies, I suspect quite a bit based on location. It seems obvious that dense metropolitan areas offer more constants and the possibility of higher earnings (but also a higher cost of living). In simple terms, YMMV.

February 22nd

Shell Gas Stations In UK & Netherlands Will Add EV Charging Stalls

Sometimes, it’s a good thing to change your spots. Shell is doing a bit of that. Shell is not a name I think of at all in terms of clean air infrastructure. More often, I reflect on the problems of the oil company in places it should not be — rainforests, the Arctic, etc. Changing its spots, Shell is offering a new face with a clean air emphasis. Shell is planning a second choice in how it fuels up cars, and it is a good thing for once. Northern Europe will see the beginning of the change. Some Shell stations in UK and Netherlands will reportedly be adding EV charging stations later this year.

February 21st

Sarasota County, Florida, Unveils New EV Charging Incentives For Businesses & Nonprofits — Act Quickly

Sarasota County’s productivity and sustainability are alive and well. Thank you, Sustainable Sarasota, for the most recent initiatives promoting fresh air and planetary well-being. Sarasota’s newest program is “ChargeUP” — an Electric Vehicle Charging Station rebate program. This program provides rebates to certain types of businesses within Sarasota County to buy and install EV charging stations.

February 20th

Fake News & Test-Driving New EVs in Florida

We hear more about false news these days than in the past — unless you grew up with me. False news has always been around. I was raised by a father who ranted about “Madison Ave” controlling our lives. “Watch out what you read — make sure it’s true. Question what you hear. Avoid gossip, it leads to lies.” Now, we witness our head of state refusing to answer straightforward questions from reporters and just shouting back that they are “fake news” — a clever way of turning the story on its head after the focus had been on pro-Trump outlets and advisors peddling false news.

January 27th

Fully Charged Takes A Fully Charged Electric Bike To The Streets Of London (Video)

Originally published on Bikocity. “Cycling along on a fantastic state-of-the-art, ebike. … Oh, Lord,” Robert Llewellyn exclaims. “Wow, that is amazing. Cause that is so easy now when I am peddling that slowly. Oh, there’s one of those red light things.” Ben Jaconelli joins Robert on the street: “It’s nice to stop you know because you can just […]

September 7th

Air Pollution Linked To Brain Disorders

Dirty gray particulates hanging around as you inhale aren’t too helpful for public health. Particulates spewing from ICE cars, trucks, and buses affect many people worse than pollen. New research by the American Psychological Association reports that I am not alone in being concerned about this. The American Psychological Association (APA) links air pollution to brain disorders and diminished cognitive abilities. “Smog […]

August 6th

Ford Electrified Fusions Selling Like Hotcakes In California

There is something appealing about Ford’s plug-in electric hybrids. June sales reflect Ford’s EV appeal (the Fusion Energi was #2 nationwide in plug-in electric car sales), and recent news from Los Angeles confirms the popularity of the vehicle. Electrified Ford Fusions are becoming an important part of Ford sales in the region, according to a press release […]

August 6th

Democratic National Convention Uses Electric Buses Backed By Al Gore

(Note — just as a fun political connection — that Al Gore’s got money in Proterra.) Proterra, SEPTA, and PECO are promoting democracy-supportive transportation at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia has always been a relatively pedestrian- and transit-friendly city. As much of the nation turns its eyes to Philadelphia for the historic 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the […]

July 25th

American Lung Assoc, Environmental Groups, Autos & More Urge Mass to Take Action on Electric Vehicles

CleanTechnica and EV Obsession recently received an email regarding a clean air story from the American Lung Assoc, Environmental Groups, auto companies, & more who are urging more action toward electric vehicles in Massachusetts in order to cut air pollution and provide cleaner air for its residents and tourists. Even as the Obama administration takes action in Washington, DC, states (such as my […]

July 25th

Lightspeed Transformation To EVs (Video) From EV Test Drives

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com I know Kim pretty well after first meeting her in a creative writing workshop years back. One gets used to baring their soul through storytelling in such endeavours. Just a few days ago, I watched her go through a visible, profound transition in a matter of seconds getting into and driving […]

July 24th

EPA (Encourages) Duke Energy To Progress Public EV Charging In N.C. By 30%

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com It is not always that one finds positive movement with large utilities in these game-changing days of renewable energy and EVs. A recent positive, announced in early July 2016, was Duke Energy’s $1.5 million program to progress public EV charging in North Carolina by 30%. The news starts with $1 million to fund […]

July 21st

EV Charging App, Data, & Community via ChargeHub

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com  The first few weeks one drives an EV, the world opens up. One adventure follows in the wake of the last. At common recharge points where you stop to give your car some juice, new (to you) parks and streets become new junctures in the routes that make up your daily routines. Naturally, you […]

July 21st