Driving an Electric Vehicle – A Beginner’s Guide

Driving an Electric Vehicle – A Beginner’s Guide


Drivers who have never driven an electric vehicle (EV) can sometimes feel apprehensive and nervous about taking an EV out on to the road for the first time. This is often due to an unfamiliarity with the driving style of EVs combined with negative perceptions based on EV myths. A further issue can be that new drivers initially tend not to drive EVs in the most energy efficient way. This can result in the vehicle’s mileage range quickly decreasing and the novice driver experiencing ‘range-anxiety’.

To tackle such issues, we have designed this beginner’s ‘Driving an Electric Vehicle’ course, which provides an overview of electric vehicle driving techniques. We aim to give drivers the confidence to get in an EV and ‘give it a go’!

Course Structure

During the course you will learn how EVs are easy and fun to drive, about the vehicle controls, maximising the vehicle’s range, how to charge an EV, plan long journeys and we will dispel many EV myths. You will have a chance to view instruction videos and test your knowledge with short multiple-choice quizzes.

The course takes up to an hour to complete in its entirety or course modules can be worked through individually.

Course Materials