The course proposed is a full day in duration and begins with a briefing and objective setting session; this also provides the opportunity for delegates to offer any specific concerns relating to their general driving or any of the course content.
Setting the scene for any training course is of paramount importance and this particular briefing will cover the reasons for the course which may include the trainee’s driving performance, vehicle familiarisation or may be as part of a company’s general H&S policy.
As with all our practical training courses, this course includes a pre-course RED Driver Profiler (on-line RDP) and post training, a full course report will be e-mailed directly to the participant and course administrator as required.
This ensures that full H&S Duty of Care responsibilities are covered.
RED trainers who deliver this course are Energy Saving Trust (EST) trained, and we are accredited with the EST and DFT to deliver and complete reporting for Electric Vehicle (EV) training course.
A full briefing will be given to the trainee/s and we will then move onto the theory side of the technology, maintenance and driving of an electric vehicle, this session will cover ALL electric vehicles from current models back to 1st generation technology.
A vehicle powered solely by a battery charged from mains electricity. Currently typical pureelectric cars have a range more than 80 miles with many of the newest travelling even further. As with conventional motoring, driving style, speed and air conditioning/heating use
can reduce the range available. Current models include Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Renault Zoe and Kia Soul.
A vehicle with a plug-in battery and an internal combustion engine powered by petrol or diesel. Typical PHEVs will have a pure-electric range of up to 30 miles. The benefit of these vehicles is that once the electric battery is depleted, journeys can continue in hybrid mode. This gives a range more than 300 miles. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Audi e-tron and VW Golf GTE are all current examples of such technology.
These are a version of plug-in hybrids, with the vehicle powered by a battery with a petrolor diesel-powered generator on board. With an E REV the propulsion technology is always electric, and range can be between 150-300 miles. The BMW i3 range-extender is an example.
Topics covered and discussed in this session include; the benefits, connection/disconnection and charging including locations and charge rates, controls and displays, range and planning, instant torque, vehicle noise, best practice for battery condition and first time EV drivers – all of this is then bought home to the trainee/s by conducting all the elements within the practical session.
Following the briefing and workshop session the course will commence with an eyesight and vehicle check. Our trainer will then take to the wheel to demonstrate many of the aspects covered in the briefing and to further set the scene. Following this the trainee will then drive for the remainder of the session, taking breaks where required, covering the below;
Any driver who requires an induction into operating and driving an Electric Vehicle (EV)
The driver, having successfully completed the course will have a comprehensive knowledge of Electric Vehicles- the benefits,technology, safety and driving techniques required to operate an Electric Vehicle. A full and detailed report will be produced post training / assessment for the driver & manager and a certificate of training issued.