This post is sponsored by Kia Motors America; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Next weekend will be another quick trip up to San Francisco. I still cannot believe that we live so close to such an amazing city. Then again, San Jose is pretty fantastic to explore all the time too — don’t get me wrong!
Kia Motors invited me up to check out the Kia Soul EV (EV stands for Electric Vehicle) and to write a blog post about it to create some awareness to those in the Bay Area who’d also like to attend. The Kia Soul EV never takes gasoline (what a world we live in!). It’s 100% all-electric and 100% gas-free. That wasn’t around when I was looking at buying my first vehicle, actually in fact — the Kia Soul was one of the cars I had in mind when I was looking to purchase my very first car. So it’ll be kinda cool to hop back into one of the Souls again after 8 years or so especially now that there’s an EV version! Fun fact: The Kia Soul EV can be recharged by plugging the car into your standard household outlet. Literally… the same one you’d use to charge your phone, can charge your freakin’ car. Crazy hey?!
It’s National Drive Electric Week, and while I haven’t had the chance to drive an electric vehicle yet, there are PLENTY on the roads here in the Bay Area. You guys. California still amazes me. You’ll see fancy cars everywhere you look on the roads here, so wild. California is the Electric Vehicle capital of America, which isn’t surprising to me considering how innovative the Bay Area is. So many inspiring people, everywhere. Now that my own vehicle is starting to get old and tired (so sad!), it wouldn’t surprise me that we’d start looking at EV’s next considering it would lower our carbon footprint in a huge way.
So if you’re around San Francisco, pop by the PIER 27 on the Embarcadero next weekend (Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9 from 11a-5pm both days), and enjoy a free ride and drive in the latest electric vehicles. How will a Kia Soul EV fit into your lifestyle?
Disclaimer: To keep things honest and crystal-clear: I was provided compensation for this blog post. But I’m actually pretty pumped about heading to SF next weekend and checking it out in person. Stay tuned to my twitter as I’ll be tweetin’ out pics when I’m there (keep a look out for the hashtag #bestrideEVer)!