I have been given compensation for this post by Kia Motors. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
A few years ago Kia handed me the keys to a bright green Kia Soul to test it out around Boston. It was spring at the time and my afternoons were generally spent in the car getting three boys from one field to another. Things haven’t changed much. I remember being concerned since at first glance the Kia Soul appeared too small to work for our family. The outcome after a week of driving it was “the car was surprisingly large inside and comfortable.” It was perfect for running errands or transporting one or two children to a sporting event.
At the time my “real” car was a minivan and I was ready to move on. I began to search high and low for green car options and came up with very few.
As many of us know, our automotive choices have a massive impact on the environment. Both SUVs and minivans guzzle petroleum, get relatively poor gas mileage and rely solely on gasoline for power. Gasoline fumes are toxic and carcinogenic, causing smog and pollution.
I began to plead with car companies to show us a green hip, cool car.
Clearly, I’m not the only one looking for greener auto options. The demand it there and auto retailers are listening. It’s hard to miss the increase in the number of electric vehicles out and about on our roads.
Introducing the Kia Soul EV
Electric vehicles, like the Kia Soul EV, are a great lifestyle choice for those of us looking to be a bit greener.The Kia Soul EV is 100% electric and 100% gas free. Can you imagine not having to stop at the gas station?
Just plug the Kia Soul EV into a standard household outlet to charge. It’s so simple.
When electric vehicles first came out their range wasn’t very far. That’s changing. On average, the Kia Soul EV will take you about 90 miles on one charge. Not bad for commuting to and from work! Also, don’t forget the federal tax credit. You can earn up to $7,500, depending on the state you live in.
In a few years, I won’t need a car filled with sports equipment and carrying carpools of children to various activities (tissues will be needed). As I stand by and watch, the auto market is rapidly changing as consumers demand greener choices. I’m looking forward to making the jump to an all-electric vehicle someday soon.
Are you driving an electric vehicle? I’d love to hear about it.