Maddie Moate goes electric on the Fully Charged Show
Maddie Moate (BAFTA winning TV Presenter & EduTuber) took on a challenge from the Fully Charged Show to switch to an electric car. A 6 part mini-series called “Maddie Goes Electric” is the result – and will be released one episode per week over the next few weeks. So if you’re interested in electric cars, but don’t know where to start, this is the series for you.
At DriveElectric we aim to make the transition to electric motoring as easy as possible, so we were delighted to be involved in this project and to be able to help find the right car for Maddie. In episode 1 you’ll spot Robyn from our friendly sales team talking though the benefits of leasing and electric cars with Maddie.
We help people make the switch to electric cars and vans daily, but seeing the journey from a newbie’s point of view has been great for us. As you might have guessed by now we’re BIG EV enthusiasts at DriveElectric HQ and sometimes we forget that going electric can feel like a leap of faith initially. Making the switch to an electric car can require small lifestyle and mindset adjustments. But in our experience these are positive changes and going electric is not decision you will regret, so we are excited to see how Maddie got on.
Watch the series trailer to get a flavour of this fab series for first time EV drivers.
After watching the trailer we couldn’t wait to see the rest of the series! A. Beacuse we love the Fully Charged Show. and B. because DriveElectric Robyn appears in an episode or two!
Episode 1 – Choosing your electric car (A beginner’s guide)
The first episode of “Maddie Goes Electric” – a beginner’s guide to driving an electric vehicle. To kick off her journey to electric Maddie researches some cars that might work for her on Green Car Guide. In this episode you’ll also spot Robyn from our friendly sales team talking though the benefits of leasing and electric cars with Maddie at the Milton Keynes EV experience centre.
Episode 2: Charging an electric car at home & locally (A beginner’s guide)
Thursday 23rd January 2020, 6pm
In episode 2 Maddie’s first electric car arrives! It’s a Kia E-Niro, with around 235 miles of real world range. Maddie takes the E-Niro out for a spin to get used to its features, including regenerative braking.
NB. if you’re watching from further afield then a “Ploughman’s” is a typical pub lunch in the UK, in case you were wondering!
Episode 3: Installing a home charger for your electric car
Thursday 3oth January 2020
Part 3 of Maddie’s adventure to electric. This time Maddie gets a home charge point installed! After some EV research at the Rightcharge comparison website, she has arranged a visit from engineer Paul who will be installing an electric car charger at her new home.
Episode 4: Clean Energy for your electric car
Thursday 6th February 2020
In this episode, now that Maddie is driving an electric car, she looks into some additional ways of reducing climate change at home, by combining her electric car with a genuinely green electricity rate.
Episode 5: Long Journeys in an electric car
Part 5 of Maddie Goes Electric: Maddie attempts her first long journeys in an electric car (‘Robert’ the newly leased Kia e-Niro), there is mixed results with the first attempt to rapid charge an electric vehicle, explain the rules of ‘Horse!’ and even find free electric car chargers in Otley before heading home the following day!
The final instalment of this series, what will happen in the last episode, will there be a cliffhanger? We. Just. Don’t. Know.