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New defensive driver education programme launched solely for electric vehicles

Said to be a world first, a new IVV Diamond accredited defensive driver education programme that focuses entirely on the use of electric vehicles launches today (21 November) by Strategic Analytics Team (SAT).

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The new programme aims to help drivers get the most from an electric vehicle fleet.

The Electric Vehicle Defensive Driver Education Programme is accredited by the International Association for Driver Education (IVV) and Diamond, a government-accredited advanced driver programme.

The scheme is aimed at educating business owners and their employees on how to get the maximum performance out of an electric vehicle, achieve a near zero carbon footprint and reduce the potential for traffic collisions.

Paul Jorgensen, founder and senior partner at SAT, said: “This education programme is not just about the impact it has on the safety of the driver, other road users and pedestrians, but also about reducing the levels of energy consumption, which will help the environment.

“National Road Safety Week in the UK is an important time for us to remember and recognise why we embark on driver education programs. There are thousands of needless injuries and deaths on the roads, not just in the UK but around the world. Globally some 1.3 million people die on the road every year and up to 50 million suffer injuries. In addition to this is the personal impact on families and loved ones and we at Strategic Analytics Team consider that very carefully when formulating our driver education programmes.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.