“Well it was a different Friday, normally I finish earlier on a Friday to have coffee and cake with my Mummy friends but this Friday I was waiting for a special delivery. An electric car for the weekend! A prize I received following a promotional day at work where we got to test drive different types of electric cars to encourage us to consider an electric car as an option in the future. It arrived on the drive, a very shiny Volkswagen Passat GTE. I received instructions including how to charge the car using a charging station, or you could actually plug this car into a normal electric point, I know – amazing! My first drive was to collect a cake from a friend where I discovered with delight that when you press the boot open it actually opens the boot automatically, perfect for shopping. And it has a very spacious boot. Then it was time to collect my youngest daughter and her friend from school. They were very excited about being in a new car and could not believe just how quiet the car was. My daughter’s friend actually said ‘Penny the car is moving and it is not on’. Then it was back into town to collect my oldest daughter from dance school, she was very impressed with the heated seats. In fact the weekend continued to be a lot of small trips to swimming, dance school, visiting family and shopping, no long drives unfortunately but the car was an absolute pleasure to drive. The car was easy to work out and great that it actually can charge the battery itself if you need it to. A very spacious car for a family; easy to park with the use of camera technology and very fuel efficient which to be honest as I only did short journeys I used the electric option the majority of the time Would I consider purchasing an electric car after my weekend? Well the answer is YES. The majority of my driving away from work is short journeys and I think an electric car would be the most economical for these journeys and the greenest option for the environment.” To book a test drive in an electric car yourself, visit our car selector.