Fleet World Workshop Tools
Car Tax Calculator
CO2 Calculator
Car Comparator
Van Tax Calculator
EV Car Comparator
BiK Rates Company Car Tax

Nissan LEAF becomes UK’s first electric driving instructor vehicle

Tomlin, who has been a driving instructor for 14 years, was looking for a more economically friendly car for driving lessons but will also reap the benefit of a projected £2,800 saving a year in fuel costs.

Tomlin has already reported a time saving through not having to fill the car up with fuel. By using a local public 50 amp charger during lunch, he can run two lessons in the afternoon as well as three in the morning.

Tomlin expects to cover approximately 25,000 miles a year through his work in the Stoke-on-Trent area and will run the LEAF for 18 months before replacing again.

He adds that dual-controlled LEAF has been a hit with pupils who have praised how easy it is to drive and how smooth and effortless the driving experience is.

Tomlin said: ‘Since I took delivery of the Nissan LEAF there has been lots of interest from my fellow instructors and it's easy to see why. The pupils love the car and the immediate success they have had underlines what an easy car the LEAF is to drive. For me personally I'm happy to now avoid the petrol stations and I feel happier for the environment by driving a zero-emissions vehicle.’

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.