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August 2023
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April 2024

How to get over holiday blues (EV road trip edition)

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Just got back from your summer road trip and feeling a bit blue? We understand, sometimes it’s hard to go back to reality after sipping cold drinks on warm sand.

To get you feeling tip-top again, here are some top tips on how to get over those holiday blues with the help of your EV.

Let’s get plugged in…


1. Start planning your next one!

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We all know the best way to get over the holiday blues is by planning your next trip! It’s always nice to have something to look forward to.

Is the south of France calling your name? Maybe a city break in Amsterdam? Just jump on the Electroverse app, open up the route planner feature and get planning; navigating to your destination via convenient, charging waypoints has never been easier.

If planning ahead isn’t your speciality, check out our EV road trip checklist!  A simple guide to help make your next EV adventure as straightforward as possible.

2. Get out of the house

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No use lying around when there are fun local places to go!

There are always places nearby you haven’t explored, and some destinations in the UK can still feel like a holiday (particularly when there are on-site chargers!). Take a look at our blog Top UK attractions with EV charging stations to discover your next day out.

3. Hangout with friends and family

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Don’t forget about your friends and/or family in between your travels! Take a scenic drive together in your EV and relax with your favourite people.

4. Get your head (back) in the game

Zapman at work

The thought of going back to work can be difficult, but seeing your colleagues (and getting your brain working again!) can make things seem a little bit easier. Plus you can share stories and scenic EV pictures with your colleagues; making them a little jealous might help too…

If your colleagues don’t fancy hearing your driving stories, feel free to share them with us here!

5. Your hobbies miss you!

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Whether you’re sporty, a gamer or simply enjoy time to yourself - now is the time to get back to it. If you do what you love, being home won’t feel too different from being on holiday!

6. Charge your battery

Zapman sleeping whilst EV charges

Lastly, your EV needs time to recharge, but so do you! Get plenty of rest and let your body readjust to this timezone.

Travelling is tiring, it's a good idea to take a moment before you jump back into the thick of things. So, munch on that duty-free chocolate you got on the ferry, and take a moment to relax before another adventure begins!

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And what’s more relaxing than reading? Fortunately for you, we’ve got plenty of blogs for you to read and brush up on your EV knowledge! Here are a few of our favourites:

 Surrey to Normandy (1,000 miles) in an EV

Octopus Electroverse features you should know (part 3)

Electric Power: Women in EVs


Feeling enlightened, or do you think something was missing? Let us know by sharing your feedback.

Interested in learning more? Head over to our Electroverse Community area for more electrifying content.