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Going Green | Alt Car Expo

Kia Optima Hybrid Vehicle

Hello…Kia EcoDynamics

That’s right. For the next two weeks I’m going green with Kia starting today when they rolled up and dropped off my newest ride, the 2017 Optima Hybrid. Did I mention it gets an average of 42 MPG? Try that on for starters.  

Going green is something I’ve dipped my pinky in the kidding pool with for some years now, but as our lease is coming to a close, we’re seriously considering moving over to the Hybrid world. With everything going on in the world, we need to keep our side of the street clean and do what we can to offset the cuts the government is making in the Climate Science sector. 

Not to mention it feels good. It feels really good. I’m not sure why we didn’t do this sooner.

Kia Niro

Alt Car Expo

Over the weekend I’m headed to Santa Monica for the Alt Car Expo because it’s time for me to get educated on everything we need to know about alternative fuel vehicles. And it’s a huge bonus they are all in one place so I can “shop, test drive, compare and learn.” And let’s face it, any reason for me to carve out time to make a new Spotify road trip playlist is a bonus for me. 

I’m really excited about partnering with Kia on this event because not only am I headed with them in a few weeks on a very fun #KiaSoulRoadies Music Road Trip what will span over two states and multiple rock shows (and I so know I’m going to end up with an Ace of Spades tattoo,) but they are recognized as one of the Best Global Green Automotive Brands. Now that is going to be an epic road trip mix.  


The line up of Kia EcoDynamic vehicles are available in Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and EV models proving that they are encouraging the average consumer to go towards the big bright green light and offset our big ol’ carbon footprints. This really isn’t a laughing matter, but that Kia is making a point to steer families and individuals towards making greener lifestyle choices shows just how much they care about the future. 

I first realized how big of a deal this was over the summer when we road tripped across the deep Alabama and Tennessee south in a Kia Niro. We started out in Huntsville and drove to Lynchburg, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Nashville and ending up in Memphis only filling up twice costing us a little over $40. That’s a huge deal considering we were on the road for over 14-days and covered that much. So yes, whether you are doing it for the Planet or your wallet, going green is the smarter choice. 

So what are you waiting for? If you are in the Southern California area this weekend and want to venture over to the “green side,” meet up with me at Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica and we’ll learn together. I’ll be there from 10am – 5pm, and it is free to attend. P.S. Bring your driver’s license because we’re going to go on some test drives. 

How Do You ‘Go Green?’

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