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Vauxhall Ampera passes the test for RED Driving School

18-year-old Navdeep Singh passed his test with flying colours in the extended-range EV, which is run by RED Driving School as part of its long-standing partnership with Vauxhall.

‘We’re thrilled to have taught the country’s first learner driver to pass the practical driving test in an electric vehicle,’ said Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School. ‘We think it’s important to get young people to experience the latest vehicle technologies. The Ampera is a leading edge car and reflects the dynamic nature of RED Driving School. As well as being easy to drive, the Ampera offers great efficiency and good all round performance.’

RED has recently agreed a fleet deal with the manufacturer to lease 1,000 Vauxhall cars a year, which also includes the Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX. Both instructors and learner drivers at the school are eligible for Vauxhall’s Partners Programme, which offers attractive deals on new Vauxhall models, as well as the manufacturer’s Flexible Finance scheme.

‘Many new drivers have a strong affinity for the marque and model of car in which they learn to drive, and purchase the same car once they have obtained their licence,’ said Paul Adler, fleet marketing and motability manager, Vauxhall.

‘We’re delighted that Navdeep has passed his test in the Ampera, and look forward to many new drivers opting to drive more environmentally friendly vehicles.’

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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.