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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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Natalie’s review of the Green House Hotel – Bournemouth   When you run a T-shirt business dedicated to promoting electric cars and the ‘greenest hotel in the UK’ is on your doorstep, you are naturally obliged to have lunch there and check it out.   Hence on the somewhat ominous date of Friday 13th July, Ellie –SPARK+VOLT’s lovely marketing guru – and I, hopped in our Kia Soul EV for the short drive over to the Green House Hotel in Bournemouth.   Watch our three minute round up vid here, or check out the full review below. . .  Full review: This luxury boutique hotel is renowned in our area for its environmentally friendly policies; from the organic, Fairtrade, locally-sourced menu, to using solar power to help heat...

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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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