Because EVs and plug-in hybrids don’t have gears, they’re treated like automatic cars in driving tests. This is adding to the demand for automatic driving tests. In the UK, this demand more than trebled between 2011/12 and 2021/22, with just over 15% of driving tests being automatic.
This trend will only grow we head towards 2030, which is when they’ll be no new cars with manual gearboxes. And demand for learning in an automatic electric car is only going to go up.
As an instructor, switching now means gaining a strong foothold in an exciting, emerging market.