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News 12 November 2021

Arrive and drive: electric vehicle training sessions for driving instructors in Scotland

Fully booked

  • The session on 1 December 2021 is now fully booked. If you would like to register interest in any future sessions, please email sustainabletransport@est.org.uk.

Calling all driving instructors in Scotland! Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles (EVs)?

We are offering one-to-one EV training sessions for instructors who are considering making the switch to electric. The sessions are formed of two parts:

Part 1 Friday 26 November 2021, 9.30-11.30am

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 Wednesday 1 December 2021

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.

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

Please select 1 December only below and then you’ll be offered a time slot:


All precautions will be taken to ensure a Covid-19 secure environment.

We plan to run more training sessions in the future, though these will be limited. If you cannot make this event but would like to register interest in any future sessions, please email sustainabletransport@est.org.uk.

Interested in purchasing an electric vehicle? The interest-free Electric Vehicle Loan offers up to £28,000 to cover the cost of purchasing a new pure electric vehicle.

Funded by Transport Scotland.

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Last updated: 24 November 2021