After 100+ years of the combustion engine it’s exciting to see cars receiving a fully developed modern upgrade. Since 2017 I've taught in a Nissan Leaf electric car. Electric vehicles (EV’s) are smooth, quick and a joy to drive. The environmental benefits and the potential to clean the air we all breath is an inspiringly achievable prospect. My car is home powered by 100% clean renewable energy provider using chargers and during the day I occasionally use chargers.
Demand for automatic cars and tuition is increasing dramatically, over 40% of all new cars are now automatic and they represent over 50% of new leased cars. Modern technology (hybrids, EV’s, hydrogen) is making the clutch and gearbox technologically redundant.
After 20 years driving manual cars I wish I had switched to automatic much sooner. For many drivers automatic is beneficial and more desirable because it reduces 'cognitive overload' allowing the driver to focus on the true skills of driving such as anticipation, planning, judgement, interaction with other road users etc. Certain difficulties such as dyspraxia and anxiety tend to be more suited to automatic cars.
"If you struggle with driving don't cope in a manual when you could thrive in an automatic."
I'm actively involved in the promotion of electric vehicles within the driver training industry for their environmental benefits and because they are simply so wonderful to drive. At conferences and associations I deliver relating to the realities of life in an EV as a driving instructor. I co-organise the and my EV driving school is featured as a case study on Ecotricitys , Theory Test Pro's , British Gas's , Nottingham City Councils including a , , , and an article regarding . I discussed EV's on episode 129 of , wrote various articles for the Motors Schools Association and the Association of Driving Instructors National Joint Council in , and . My electric driving school car proudly led through Nottingham in 2017 for BBC Children In Need. I reguarly write for the driving instructor industry magazine via their printed and . I have done various media interviews including and . My EV featured at Nottinghams electric car where I gave a 10 minute presentation. I attended the to experience varied electric cars and recently wrote an article for Nottingham Council regarding .