The AA Driving School will begin taking delivery of its first EVs this month with more due to follow in the coming months.
Driving instructors in London, Liverpool and Cardiff, will use the Peugeot e208 and e2008 models as well as the Vauxhall Corsa-e from this month with more to follow across the rest of the country.
AA Driving School’s decision to introduce EVs could see a carbon saving of more than 1,700 tonnes in one year, with more savings set to follow as the EV fleet expands.
The Peugeot e-208 and e-2008 are powered by a 50kWh battery, offering ranges of up to 225 and 214 miles respectively.
They have a choice of charging options including 100kW rapid charging for an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Vauxhall Corsa-e is powered by a 50kWh battery, offering a range of up to 209 miles and features a choice of charging options including 100kW rapid charging for an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
Mark Oakley, Interim Managing Director of AA Driving School said: “Our EV roll-out will launch with three high-spec models from Peugeot and Vauxhall and we hope to expand our offering in the coming months.
“We are fully committed to bringing EV lessons to the whole of the UK and transform our environmental impact over the coming years.
“The main difference with learning in an electric car is the transmission and learners will have to take an automatic driving test, so will not be eligible to drive a manual car.
“We ask the government to consider modernising the driving test, so the next generation of drivers are encouraged to switch to EVs sooner.”