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It’s hard to believe that my little girl is 13 and in just a couple short years she will be learning how to drive. When she was born, the first hybrid vehicles had been on the market for just a few years and while we considered them as an option for our family car, the current models fell short. They felt too light to be safe for our new baby girl and seemed to be missing some of the features we had become accustomed to. These days we have wide range of eco-friendly vehicles that help us lead a more green lifestyle and offset our carbon footprint and Kia‘s EcoDynamic vehicles are leading the way thanks to a wide selection of Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and EV cars in their line.
This past weekend we had the opportunity to test Kia EcoDynamic vehicles at the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. This event kicks off Green Festivals around the country where consumers can come learn about eco-friendly vehicles and test drive vehicles like the Soul, Niro, and Optima Hybrid.
Kia is recognized as one of the Best Global Green Brands and the Green Festival allowed our family to learn more about their Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and EV vehicles and the benefits of Eco Efficiency in a no-pressure way.
While you can visit a local dealership to learn about the vehicles and go for a test drive, I appreciated learning more about the green features of the models on hand from knowledgeable representatives like Matt!
In our short ride around the block I learned about fuel efficiency, recycled materials used in the manufacturing of the different models, and could really speak to the difference about why a hybrid versus a plug-in might be a better choice for our lifestyle. Or vice versa.
With so many different models of vehicles on the market, new car shopping can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. If you’re in the market for an eco-friendly vehicle such as a hybrid, plug in hybrid, or electric vehicle, Kia EcoDynamic events are a great place to start and as a bonus, my husband and I each received a Amazon gift card for our time test driving Kia vehicles.
Drive Kia EcoDynamic vehicles at upcoming events around the country:
- Green Festival Expo New York – June 10-11
- EV Fest, Portland OR – July 1
- Boston GreenFest– August 11-13
- Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo – September 9
- Portland Green Fest, Portland ME – September 10
- Alt Car Expo, Santa Monica CA – September 15-16
- Green Festival Expo San Francisco – November 11-12
Through these nationwide events, Kia is heightening awareness of eco-efficiency and availability of Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and EV vehicles and attendees 18 years and older with valid drivers’ licenses are invited to sign up to test drive any of the vehicles available as long as you pass a breathalyzer test before getting behind the wheel!
Kia provided our family with tickets to our local Green Festival, compensated me for my time attending the event, and sharing my family’s experience through this post and social media channels. All opinions are my own and based on our experience.