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There are a few ways to experience the fun drive of an electric vehicle without the commitment of ownership. You could sign up to a car share – they operate in four main centres and charge by the hour – or hire an EV for a day-trip, or take a break in an electric campervan. There’s also a short-term experience package, or make it a way of life with a subscription service.

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