Driving happy & eco-friendly
Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an environmentally-friendly
option when it comes to driving away from home.
Chatting to the team at Thrifty Car Rental, I was both excited and daunted by the thought of opting for an electric vehicle – EV for short – as my car rental recently.
A hot topic in the car-buying world at the moment, it is great to see so many people jumping on board
and opting for EVs over a traditional vehicle, however, I was still a little hesitant about giving it a go. Would it have much get up and go? And how would I charge it?
Let me start by saying there were many pluses: I could return it empty; it was incredibly stylish, easy to drive and of course emitted no tail-pipe emissions. With a 200 km verified range it also meant I could travel a significant distance without having to tackle the biggest challenge – charging!
But like many things in life, the thought was worse than the reality with far more recharging locations found in
It’s the same with petrol engines, if you’re constantly assertive with the accelerator, your EV’s range will be negatively impacted. So wherever possible ease on and off
the accelerator and brakes.