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EV Opinion’s Ryan Corbett tells SPARK+VOLT about his biggest EV inspirations, what will happen to Planet Earth and why filling stations should be a thing of the past . . . Hello to you Ryan! When did you get your first electric car? I bought a Nissan Leaf in the summer of 2015. My friend had an electric car and after seeing his, I organised a five day test drive with a Nissan Leaf. I liked it but my wife loved it. After a lot of number crunching we realised it would actually be cheaper to buy and run per...

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A couple from Dorset are believed to be the first people from the UK to complete Iceland’s famous coastal ‘ring road’ in an electric car – and now hope other tourists will follow suit. It took just six days for Natalie and Rob Carswell of SPARK+VOLT: ELECTRIC ADVENTURE GEAR, based in Poole, to drive around the country’s popular ‘Route One’ in a Renault Zoe and a BMW i3. It is believed the pair are the first from the UK to complete the challenge since Iceland declared the ring road suitable for electric vehicles in March earlier this year. The Carswells were motivated...

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EV ambassador and electric adventure trailblazer Beth Lily catches up with SPARK+VOLT: ELECTRIC ADVENTURE GEAR for a quick Q+A about reindeer, greedy governments and saving the world. Q: Beth, you’ve done so much to promote EVs (electric vehicles) all over the world, when did you get your first electric car? A: In 2014 I became the proud owner of a BMWi3. Then in 2015, I began managing Formula Student, a fantastic competition where student engineers design, build, test, and race small-scale formula style racing cars. Interestingly, many students found electric batteries were a far more effective way of powering the...

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I’m not a techno-geek by any stretch of the imagination – it’s taken me a year to learn how to use our Amazon Firestick, much to my husband’s merriment. I’m not fit either – busted knees for the past five years have rendered exercise – even swimming - uncomfortable at best and shockingly painful at worst. Imagine my family’s surprise therefore, when I announce I’m getting an ebike. Well, borrowing one anyway, to start with. It was going to happen sooner or later. Working at SPARK+VOLT headquarters is to be dunked daily in a vat of ragingly infectious enthusiasm for...

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You can talk to petrol heads till the cows come home about how amazing it is to drive an electric car, but until they actually get behind the wheel of an EV, they just won’t get it. That’s why EV Driver’s EV Experience Day in Bentwaters has probably done more for the EVolution than all our personal attempts to convert gas-guzzlers this past year! Hundreds of people turned out to the free event at Bentwaters in Suffolk last Thursday 4 October to test drive a host of electric cars on the park’s perfectly situated runway. While there were many die-hard...

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