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Fleet drivers increase EV range 20% with bespoke training

A new EV awareness course that has seen drivers improve their electric range by 20% has launched from TTC.

Drivers at construction company Willmott Dixon have already completed the course and some have improved their EV range by 20%

The Electric Aware course has been developed by TTC to help drivers get the most from their EVs and can be run as a virtual half-day classroom to educate drivers on their vehicles or via a half-day or full-day practical driving session with an instructor.

The course has been launched to give drivers insights on EVs and how to drive them, as well as the UK’s charging infrastructure, battery life and tax and grant information.

It’s been designed to drivers approach their new EVs with a fresh mindset, while also educating and dispelling fears that still exist around EV ownership.

Drivers at construction company Willmott Dixon have already completed the course and some have improved their EV range by 20%.

This includes Gary Ketch, group principal health, safety & environmental inspector at Willmott Dixon. In just a few hours of training, and with the benefits of regenerative braking explained in detail, Ketch improved his mpkWh average energy consumption by 20%.

“During the course we drove on a variety of roads including open country lanes, motorways and in-town traffic. The session was adaptive with the instructor explaining how I could improve my driving and range with adjustments to my car’s settings and driving habits,” said Ketch.

Martin Starkey, product manager development & implementation, TTC, commented: “This is the biggest revolution in the automotive industry for over 100 years. EVs require a whole new mindset towards driving and our course helps change driver habits and adapt their approach to driving which has immediate benefits on key elements like range. Hopefully, we can reduce the levels of range anxiety among EV drivers.”

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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.