Paul prefers his electric car driving experience over his previous petrol car
“I’ve no regrets taking the leap from petrol to pure electric.”
London to Dorset, 130 miles. - Paul's Story
Paul is a Financial Accounting Software Analyst from London who changed to driving a fully electric vehicle
in October 2021 because of the spiralling costs of running a petrol car in the capital.
“I use public transport for commuting and despite not having access to off-street parking (I live in a block of flats), the public charging options are extensive. When charging my EV6, I mainly use a Connected Kerb charge point on my estate – using my RFID card for 7kwh charging during the daytime while I’m working."
“The Kia Charge App and RFID card I’ve found really useful for travelling around London, the south east of England, and along the Dorset coast where I spent a few days touring.”
“It removes the need for registering with all the different operators. My Kia account has allowed me to charge hassle-free at a range of charge stations – Osprey, Instavolt, ESB Energy, BP Pulse – simply by using my RFID card. And all the billing is channelled through my Kia Charge account and one monthly invoice.”
I didn’t suffer range anxiety
“But the number of operators and associated apps and accounts I had to juggle when using the rapid-charging networks was.”
“I’ve no regrets taking the leap from petrol to pure electric. It's been a smooth experience using the Kia Charge App to rapid-charge as and when I need to, check availability en route, and not having to keep track of dozens of apps.”
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