Energy Saving Trust are offering one-to-one EV training sessions for instructors in Scotland who are considering making the switch to electric.

The sessions are formed of two parts, and the next session will take place as follows:

Part 1 Thursday 13 January 9.30am-11.30am

A virtual introduction to electric vehicles run by an EV expert who will cover topics including:

Background to EVs.

Market growth and types of EVs currently available.

Benefits of using an EV and the role of EVs in the climate emergency.

Efficient driving / maximising EV ranges.

Scottish infrastructure and financial support.

Part 2 Friday 14 January

One-to-one on-road training session with an advanced driving instructor at Arnold Clark’s Innovation Centre in Glasgow. Sessions last 40 minutes and will cover:

The key features of EV driving.

The basics of charging an EV.

Efficient driving tips that can be taught to learner drivers.

Differences between internal combustion engine vehicles and electric vehicles.

How to extend battery range through regenerative braking.

Help and support

Spaces will be limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

It goes without saying that all precautions will be taken to ensure a Covid-19 secure environment. These ar just the frst two sessions, but there will be more available during February and March.

If you are interested in the free training, you can find out more here.

Help to buy and EV

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about interest-free Electric Vehicle Loans. This offers ADIs in Scotland the opportunity to claim up to £28,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a new pure electric vehicle for driver training.

Transport Scotland is behind the funding of the scheme.