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Zachary Shahan
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Attended UNC—Chapel Hill
Lives in Wroclaw, Poland
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Walkonomics app finds most beautiful route based on user feedback and open data.
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July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  No one said you had to be a good fortune teller to run a car company. The latest executive in the automobile industry to indicate that he’s on the wrong side of the electric revolution is Maserati CEO, Alfa Romeo CEO, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CTO Harald Wester. It’s not the
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July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  If you were MIA this weekend and missed my first appeal to complete an electric car owner and lessee survey that I created, I would like to humbly request that you step it up and complete this thing now! We’re up to 478 responses as I write this, but
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Call it an homage, if you like. Whatever you call the Youxia X, however, there is no denying that the Chinese electric car was inspired by the Model S.
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July 29th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  One of the reasons many of us are convinced electric vehicles are the future are their wicked crazy instant torque. The jump off the line, even for a vehicle like the Nissan Leaf, is wonderful. But some vehicles are set up to make that jump better, and some are
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No, these creepy pictures aren't advertising the next zombie flick; they're of ordinary kids watching ordinary TV shows.
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July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  I’ve rented a brand new 2015 Toyota Auris for the week, and I’m going to run through my opinion of it in the 3-date format Jo Borras has laid out (more or less). My first impression, from the front, was, “This looks like a decent, normal car… not ugly.” The
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Following their landmark agreement with the nation of Kenya, SkyPower has announced it will be donating two million home solar kits. North America's SkyPower announced last week that it would sign a deal with Kenya for the development of 1 gigawatt (GW) worth of solar throughout the country, ...
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July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he also noted that Tesla might need to stimulate demand for the Model S by the end of the year. If so, he had an idea (a “secret weapon”) that would both do that
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July 29th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  GM-Volt forum member “cab” dropped a bunch of pictures of the 2016 Chevy Volt yesterday. These pictures from the wild make me like the 2016 Chevy Volt even more, and I was already a fan. It’s one of the best-looking electric vehicles on the market, imho. With 50 miles of
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July 29th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan  Word recently went out that Tesla’s Fremont factory tours were put on hold for a short time. In other words, for some reason, outsiders are not being brought into the Fremont factory for a couple of weeks or so. Hmm, you thinking what I’m thinking? Following that news, today, I
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Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and Stephen Hawking have joined 1,000 other notable scientists calling for an AI weapons ban, calling them a "threat to humanity."
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  • UNC—Chapel Hill
    Master's in City & Regional Planning, 2005 - 2007
  • New College of Florida
    B.A. in Sociology & Environmental Studies, 2000 - 2004
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Introduction
Temporary flash of light, person, director of CleanTechnica.com and Planetsave.com.

Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, & Bikocity.

Love light, life, peace, soccer, solar energy, wind energy, electric cars & scooters, cool cities, funny stuff, green stuff, photography, spirituality. 

Learning a little bit every day (i hope).
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On a "top 20 fuel economy influencers" list with Obama & the heads of most major auto companies. Interviewed by CNBC & Harvard Business Review for my clean energy expertise. Director of the #1 cleantech website in the world.
Work
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Professional Blogger & Website Director
Employment
  • Important Media
    Site Director, Blogger, 2008 - present
  • Important Media
    Publishing Services Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • SPEED School of English
    English Teacher, 2008 - 2012
  • Change.org; LiveOAK Media; Fun Times Guide to Green Living; Green Living Ideas; Blue Living Ideas
    Green Blogger, 2010 - 2011
  • Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation
    Executive Director, 2007 - 2008
  • Center for Urban and Regional Studies (UNC)
    Urban Research Consultant, 2005 - 2006
  • Whole Foods Market
    Produce Associate Team Leader, 2004 - 2005
  • San Mateo County Planning & Building Dept
    Planning Intern, 2006 - 2006
  • The Granary (health food store) & various service sector jobs
    Various, 1997 - 2004
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Wroclaw, Poland
Previously
Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota, Florida, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, Groningen, the Netherlands, Sunnyvale, California, Ithaca, New York
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Walkonomics: New App Helps You 'Enjoy the Ride' - Gas 2
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Walkonomics app finds most beautiful route based on user feedback and open data.

SkyPower To Gift Two Million Home Solar Kits To Kenya −
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Following their landmark agreement with the nation of Kenya, SkyPower has announced it will be donating two million home solar kits. North A

Is Tesla's Secret Demand "Weapon" This Referral Program? - Gas 2
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July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he

Official Figures Show China Solar Only Reached 7.7 GW In First Half Of 2...
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Official figures from China's National Energy Administration have shown that the country only installed 7.7 GW of new solar in the first hal

2016 Chevy Volt Pics Surface - Gas 2
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July 29th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan GM-Volt forum member “cab” dropped a bunch of pictures of the 2016 Chevy Volt yesterday. These pictures fr

Creepy Pictures of Kids Watching TV - EdenKeeper
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No, these creepy pictures aren't advertising the next zombie flick; they're of ordinary kids watching ordinary TV shows.

California Grid Operator Approves Solar Power Bundling
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Solar power bundling has been approved by the California ISO, meaning that electricity from individual rooftop systems could be sold in the

8 Cities Left In Competition For £20 Million... For Electric Taxis - Gas 2
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July 28th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan Apparently, there’s a throw-down in the UK between Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Dundee, Nottingham, Ox

Luxury Front Seats For The Tesla Model S - Gas 2
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July 28th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan A dude from Kazakhstan, “malikmrz” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, has designed a seat upgrade for a Tesla

SkyPower Announces 1 GW, $2.2 Billion Solar Deal With Kenya −
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Last Friday, North America's SkyPower announced that they would be signing a solar deal with Kenya for a 1 GW, $2.2 billion development proj

$1.6 Million For Low-Income EV Carsharing In Los Angeles
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Low-income communities in Los Angeles will likely soon have access to a pilot program for electric vehicle carsharing thanks to the provisio

Nissan & Endesa Agree To Develop V2G System - Gas 2
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Nissan and Spanish energy company Endesa agree to develop Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system to improve grid stability and support EV vehicles and

EV Owner & Lessee Survey (If You Drive Electric, Complete This!) - G...
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July 25th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the resu

Clean Energy Art (Renewable Cities PechaKucha Video)
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Continuing my series on the Renewable Cities opening PechaKucha presentations (see mine, Bárbara Rubim's, Mark Jacobson's, Merran Smith's, a

Audi Q6 E-Tron Production Model Confirmed, Reportedly Will Feature ~300 ...
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The long-rumored Audi Q6 E-Tron will be headed to production starting in 2018, according to recent reports. The model will reportedly featur

New Gigafactory Pictures
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Our good friend Bob Tregilus, host of the Plug In America podcast, has just dropped us some more pictures of the under-construction Tesla Gi

BMW i3 Was Object Of Desire For Apple Execs
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Originally published on Gas2. If one Apple electric car story this week wasn't enough for you, here's another. Rumor has it Apple wanted to

Apple Pursued BMW i3 For Its Own Car (Rumor) - Gas 2
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July 24th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan If one Apple electric car story this week wasn’t enough for you, here’s another. Rumor has it Apple wanted

Diesel-Killing DIY Solar Tracker Boosts Efficiency 30% & Filters Wat...
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Solar is in a desperate race against diesel when it comes to supplying electricity to off-grid communities, and SunSaluter is in it to win.

How Many Tesla P85D Owners Are Going Ludicrous? - Gas 2
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July 23rd, 2015 by Nicholas Brown Originally published on Kompulsa. A user in the Tesla Motors Club forum recently started a poll asking mem