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DriveTech expands suite of EV driver training options

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DriveTech is continuing to expand its suite of training products dedicated to electric mobility.

DriveTech’s new ‘EV Co-Driver’ training introduces a brand-new way of communicating with drivers on the topic of electrification

Developed to help fleets embrace electrification, its online, classroom-based and on-the-road workshops are suitable for anyone who drives an electric vehicle for business.

The training is particularly topical as fleets start to ready for the Government’s 2030 ICE ban, which means a nation of company car and van drivers will start getting behind the wheels of EVs for the first time, assuming they’re not already driving one.

Training is a vital element in an EV transition plan; ultimately protecting the safety of drivers and other road users.

DriveTech already has a range of more than 20 different EV driver training interventions, covering everything from vehicle tech and road safety, through to charging infrastructure, and the organisation also works with businesses directly to develop bespoke training packages.

The latest addition, ‘EV Co-Driver’, introduces a brand-new way of communicating with drivers on the topic of electrification. It adopts an immersive way to educate drivers on new technology and best practice behind the wheel, providing a completely flexible and engaging approach to driver training through a series of short-but-sweet animations which can be accessed via smartphones or portable devices.

Leo Taylor, head of product solutions at DriveTech, said: “Manufacturers, fleets and private motorists are preparing for electric mobility in a variety of different ways, however at DriveTech our focus is ensuring drivers are educated to the unique operation, maintenance and driving strategies required to maximise safety and efficiency. We understand the perceived barriers around EV adoption and we are committed to supporting drivers with our targeted training.

“Complete with EV familiarisation, on-road sessions, driver workshops and much more,  our resources and course portfolio will help engage and educate drivers, taking them on an EV transition journey to a greener, safer and more sustainable fleet. We’re really excited about the upcoming launch of EV Co-Driver, with 17 new and varied modules, and the impact this will make on fleet training.”

DriveTech’s work has also seen it deliver a bespoke EV familiarisation course for the company drivers at global tech company ABB, which is being rolled out within the company.

DriveTech also offers a range of resources, including its new ‘Free EV Guide to Charging Infrastructure’ which can be shared with fleet managers and their driving communities. For more information, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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 edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.