My Electric Life RSS

My love for electric cars grows daily, but never more so than when I’m budgeting for a family holiday. With three kids, it’s always a challenge to give them an experience they’ll all enjoy while sticking to a realistic budget. But the days of calculating how many hundreds of pounds I’d need to feed our old diesel its dinosaur juice, are long gone - and I’ve never been happier! We decided on this occasion to take our wonderfully reliable Kia Soul EV on a family holiday with some friends to Normandy in the North of France - and what fun we had!...

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When the announcement came that Fully Charged 2018 would be going ahead, the Spark+Volt team were on tenterhooks. Not only would Fully Charged be the first significant national electric vehicle show in the UK, no-one really knew whether it was going to be a success – especially as so many media bods are still saying that no-one wants to buy an electric car (yawn!)  We were up bright and early the day before the show so we could head to Silverstone in good time and set up our pop-up shop. By the time we rocked up, the venue was already...

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We are part of an unusual set up in this day and age; we only have one car for our family of five - a Kia Soul EV that does 100 miles approx. on a full charge. Our three ‘bright spark’ kids are aged 11, 10 and eight years old, and we often get asked by bemused people ‘how on earth we cope’. The answer is, it’s easy - in fact, it’s even fun! When Rob mentioned getting an electric vehicle I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive …we like to go driving places far, far away, so how on earth was that gonna work with an electric car?!?!? In the end, we struck a deal: We would use an electric car for...

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I’ve had requests from various people asking me to do a blog, so finally, I have a few minutes to myself and I’m going to start the journey into the world of social media. I used to feel a bit like hiding from social media when my kids were younger, but recently I've done a few tweets and Instagram posts and I’m quite enjoying this process of connecting with the world again. So, I’m going to keep this one short… just a little background about myself for those of you who don’t know me. I’m in my 40s, I have...

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