The AA Trust has
launched what it claims is the first ever ‘drive electric’ course, free of
charge and specifically geared to those who want to get the best out of driving
AA Driving School and DriveTech trainers have
developed the ‘drive electric’ experience in conjunction with Chargemaster, the
UK’s leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
It is to be piloted in the Milton Keynes area with a view to be rolled out nationally.
The launch of the course coincides the opening in Milton Keynes of the new EV
Edmund King, AA Trust chairman, said: “We are approaching a tipping point as
more and better electric cars come on stream.
sessions, conducted by AA instructors, can either be carried out in the
driver’s own electric car, or in one of the EV Experience Centre’s test drive
fleet. The EV Experience and Drive Electric experiences will really put Milton
Keynes on the map as the most go-to electric vehicle city in the world.”
Chargemaster and DriveTech have developed the course to introduce participants
to electric cars; driving techniques and how to obtain the best and most
economical performance from them.
how to connect and disconnect to a charge point; introduction to controls,
energy consumption displays, charge rate and range; eco features including ‘B’ and
‘Eco’ modes and remote climate control
the road driving techniques; early release of accelerator, using regenerative
braking; how to most economical use of available energy; feedback from
range anxiety; finding suitable charge points and how to use them; long journey
planning; different types of charging point
driving including compliance of rules of the road and hints at reducing energy
Bookings for a
session, which is free-of-charge, should be made through the Milton Keynes
Electric Vehicle Experience Centre.