Living with an electric vehicle (EV)

AA President Edmund King on electric cars

We think the UK is at a tipping point, with electric car sales set to soar, once drivers overcome the many myths.

We're often asked about motoring trends and the next big thing around the corner.

With sales of new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles doubling last year, the AA is keen to encourage the uptake of EVs and to develop partnerships to help develop and maintain infrastructure, training and servicing to help drivers make the most of the EV revolution.

To help bust a few of those myths, I'm going to be living with a number of different EVs over the next few months – using them for work and pleasure – and blogging here about my experiences.

With my initials, EVK, you could say I'm the right man for the job – Edmund

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Read my latest blogs

2024 Tesla Model 3

Edmund gets to grips with the minimalist Tesla Model 3 controls

07 May 2024

Genesis Electrified GV70 sport

Edmund enjoys some of the features from Hyundai's luxury vehicle division

26 October 2023

Hyundai IONIQ 6 at the 2023 EV rally

10 August 2023

Once again, Edmund once again takes part in the EV rally, this time in World car of the Year, the Hyundai IONIQ 6

BMW i7 xDrive60 Excellence

24 July 2023

Edmund and Greg drive a car designed for occupants, not onlookers

Renault Arkana 1.6 E-TECH Hybrid RS line

15 May 2023

Technical specialist Greg Carter tries out the new Renault Arkana hybrid SUV

Toyota BZ4X

20 April 2023

Edmund King OBE drives Toyota's first mass production, full BEV

Citroen Ami

14 February 2023

Citroen's electric quadricycle

BMW i4 M50

24 October 2022

BMW's sporty EV is an impressive drive

MG5 EV electric estate

01 October 2022

Driving the MG5 EV


20 September 2022

Driving Volkswagen's versatile ID5

Mercedes EQS

6 May 2022

This appeared to me like a car that you should be driven in, rather than drive yourself.

Ford Mustang Mach E

10 February 2022

Great SUV but is it a Mustang?

Polestar 2 at EVROS

21 November 2021

The impressive Polestar 2 copes well with the Scottish Highlands

EV Rally of Scotland during COP26

1 November 2021

Driving 1200 electric miles to make a point

Don't worry, be happy

9 September 2021

Some 99% of drivers in our recent poll totally over-estimate the percentage of EV breakdowns due to running out of charge

EV Rider

17 June 2021

Guest blog - Public affairs technical specialist, Greg Carter on the Silence SO1 electric motorcycle

AA members predict electric to overtake diesel within nine years

2 March 2021

"Electric vehicles are expected to overtake diesel cars on UK roads by 2030, according to our new study"

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 10 Years Edition

30 December 2020

"The plug-in hybrid is a real stepping stone to a pure EV. Hybrid drivers get used to charging up at charge points and tracking down appropriate charge points for their cars"

Driving a Porsche Taycan

15 October 2020

Find out why I loved driving the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and rated it the best electric car I have ever driven.

World EV Day

29 June 2020

I’m thrilled to be able to announce that the AA is to be a World EV Day Founding Partner.

My first drive in the new Hyundai Kona EV

4 February 2020

My review of driving the lime green Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE

Incentivise fleet buyers to fuel the second hand EV market

2 December 2019

My view on how government grants for fleets can help spur EV uptake.

Charging Attitudes: What will make drivers switch to electric cars?

18 June 2019

I explore some of the barriers to EV adoption.

Living with a 40kWh Leaf

7 January 2019

My view on living with a Nissan Leaf long term.

The future of mobility

28 November 2018

I have a chat with Spectator Podcast's editor Fraser Nelson about the challenges facing low carbon transport.

Driving an EV to Europe? Pick a card, any card

28 November 2018

I explore the confusing world of charging apps and top up cards.

Two years with a Leaf

9 November 2018

Find out what we've learned after 2 years of driving a Nissan Leaf.

Do you have WiFi?

10 August 2018

Soon it will be as common to ask 'do you have a charging point' as 'do you have WiFi'.

Turning over a new Leaf

11 June 2018

We learn about the new version of the Nissan Leaf.

Driving to Ibiza?

30 April 2018

I go for a spin in my son's SEAT Ibiza.


23 April 2018

I get butterflies teaching my son to drive.

Learning to drive

16 April 2018

I discuss the options when choosing a car to learn to drive in.

Hybrid snow

14 March 2018

Find out what happened when test driving the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar during the Beast from the East.

To plug in or not to plug in?

15 February 2018

I myth-bust some of the negatives around plug-in hybrids.


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