The UK’s first learner driver to complete the practical driving test in an electric vehicle has passed first time, driving a Vauxhall Ampera. Navdeep Singh, 18, from Hull, successfully drove the extended-range electric vehicle and passed the test. He learned to drive the award-winning Ampera with RED Driving School..
RED has recently agreed a fleet deal with the manufacturer to lease 1000 Vauxhall cars a year. In addition to the Ampera, Vauxhall also supplies RED Driving School with the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoflex. Both instructors and learner drivers at the school are eligible for Vauxhall’s Partners Programme.
With a network of more than 1600 franchised instructors throughout the country, RED is the UK’s leading driving school, helping thousands of British youngsters to learn to drive each year. Its philosophy is to use all available technology to teach people to pass their test and to help them be safe drivers beyond the test and are proud that one of their pupils was the first to pass an ‘electric’ driving test in the UK.
‘We’’re thrilled to have taught the country’s first learner driver to pass the practical driving test in an electric vehicle,’ said Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School. ‘We think it’s important to get young people to experience the latest vehicle technologies. The Ampera is a leading edge car and reflects the dynamic nature of RED Driving School. As well as being easy to drive, the Ampera offers great efficiency and good all round performance.’
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